Best Moments from Healing Through Music that Show the Power of One Song

Throughout the Musicians On Call & Hyundai Hope On Wheels Present Healing Through Music series, we surprised patients and caregivers in children’s hospitals across the nation with once-in-a-lifetime virtual performances from celebrity artists. We delivered the healing power of music to over 4,400 people!

Here’s a recap of some of our favorite moments:

Jason Derulo gets a dance party started with Rainey, a heart transplant patient

Rainey has listened to Jason Derulo’s music for over a decade and she got to sing along with him and learn about his favorite Marvel movie, while she awaits a heart transplant.


Sia surprises Tucker on his last day of cancer treatment

On his last day of cancer treatment Tucker rang the bell and celebrated the occasion with a private performance from one of his favorite artists, Sia. She serenaded him with a special rendition of her hit song, called Tucktanium.


Lauren Daigle duets with Sophia after her life-saving surgery

Lauren Daigle had the pleasure of hearing her own song “Rescue” performed for her by Sophia, which Sophia was playing and singing soon after her life-saving brain surgery.


Laura Marano gives a virtual fist bump to “Austin and Ally” fan, Jamie

This Disney Channel star had patients in four different children’s hospitals smiling and dancing along, brightening the days of some big fans.


Melanie Fiona surprises Za’Kelby, who has the best reaction when she says his name

GRAMMY Award winner Melanie Fiona surprised patient Za’Kelby with a personal hello when she popped in to sing her hit “Monday Morning.”


Dinah Jane teaches pediatric patients a Tik Tok dance

This member of Fifth Harmony jumped at the chance to show off her favorite dance move while she visited with hundreds of patients and performed, “Work From Home.”


Rachel Platten sings “Fight Song” with Gracie and her family

Gracie turned to Rachel Platten’s anthem “Fight Song” to help her through her chemotherapy treatments. When Rachel dialed in to sing the song just for her, Gracie and her family joined in and sang along.


Ingrid Michaelson does the Thriller dance with Joey

When Joey guessed that Michael Jackson was on the other line to sing for him, Ingrid Michaelson stepped in and showed off her best “Thriller” moves for the young patient.


Andrew McMahon serenades Zoe with the song that woke her up from her coma

A true example of the healing power of music, Andrew McMahon’s song “Cecilia and the Satellite” was playing for Zoe when she woke up from a coma. Hearing Andrew perform this song for her moved everyone to tears.


Miss any of these episodes? Catch up here and watch how the healing power of music transforms the hospital room. Tonight, it all comes to a close and you won’t want to miss this finale. Tune in at 7pm EDT with @MusiciansOnCall on Facebook for our final episode with “Descendents” star, Sofia Carson!

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