Musician Medics bring smiles to sick kids

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 15:21:12-05

Parents who have a sick child will tell you they'll do anything to make them feel better.

For kids who are stuck in a hospital, however, smiles can be hard to come by. That's where the Musician Medics step in.

The program was created by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame leaders in 2013. Musicians volunteer their time, and come in to play to kids.

"It's just a special minute, or five minutes, where it's a different break from their day," explained Richard Sargent from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. "It's just one on one, with the patient, and I can't tell you how rewarding it is to do this."

The music they play depends on the day.

"Different days have different moods in the hospital. Sometimes it's a little more somber, people want lullabies, they want their kids to relax. Other times kids are looking to party and you gotta shake them up," said musician Vin DeRosa.

Parents of kids at the hospital called the program a blessing, and said it brings joy to the kids' faces.