Children at hospital get surprise concert visit from local musician

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 22:15:09-04

Life in a hospital bed can be pretty tough, especially for kids battling an illness.

But on Friday, Phoenix recording artist Sincerely Collins brightened the day for patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Collins shared with them upbeat tunes and a positive message through his songs.

“No matter what the obstacle is, no matter what it is that you’re going through, there’s always something that you do have control of, and that’s your attitude towards it,” Collins said.

The idea for the concert started with a simple wish from a former PCH patient.

“That I could play music for other people who are sick,” said 6-year-old Lily Jakeman.

Lily wrote her wish on a “dream wall” at a recent charity event. Sincerely Collins took notice. On Friday, he hopes patients hear more than just the music.

He said his music is about overcoming life’s obstacles, just like many of these kids are doing, and it’s something the singer can relate to.

"I lost my mother, I grew up without a father, I faced adversity when I was first born," Collins told the young crowd.

The music, if even for a few moments, is a positive distraction from the illnesses the kids are battling.

“Because it helps me," Lily said. "When I’m sick and scared."