Daisy Mella to perform tribute to hospital patients and frontliners
Fort McMurray singer-songwriter Daisy Mella is hosting a live tribute concert from her home in Fort McMurray for the patients and frontliners of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Daisy, 16, has been a volunteer to the local hospital for the past two years, singing her songs and popular hits to the patients and staff in the main lobby and on the floor of the Continuing Care Unit (CCU).
Daisy is live-streaming tomorrow for the CCU patients and welcomes residents to join her from their living rooms. She said she will be singing patients’ favourites like Elvis’ popular “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Tomorrow (Friday, April 17, 2020) will be her first live performance for the patients since new protocols, and social distancing announcements began.
“I love seeing the elderly smile and they are always so positive and joyful,” said Daisy on her past volunteer performances. “I really enjoy sharing my gift with them and I feel like when I sing for them, I’m serving God. I enjoy seeing their faces light up… it’s going to be nice to connect with them, again.”
Daisy will also be doing a debut performance of a new song she has been working on to shine the light on the COVID-19 pandemic. She said songwriting, and guitar playing, has been helping her cope and hopes it will help others.
“Last night, I was in the mood of writing a worship song about the virus. I’m still finishing it up, and I wrote a song about what’s happening right now,” she explained. “Music has always been my therapy and my way of coping with things as it allows me to express myself.”
The CCU patients will gather at 10 a.m. to watch Daisy on a big screen set-up on the unit and residents can watch from home on Daisy’s musician Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daisysongwriter.ca/
Daisy is also asking residents to share messages of hope to the CCU patients, and they can send photos, letters and songs to her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will share them during her live-streaming performances.