Austin first got involved with Musicians On Call in January, when he participated in the soon-to-be released multi-artist advocacy campaign, ’We’re On Call!’ But he wanted to do more!
“I love Musicians On Call and how they deliver the music and joy right to the bedside of the patients,” says Austin. “I met one little girl who they told me hadn’t smiled in days, but when we left, her smile was brightening all of our souls. Knowing that we were able to bring her and the other kids and families a bit of joy during our visit is the best gift of all.”
Austin stayed at the hospital for several hours, going room to room in multiple wards, taking photos with patients and their families, and then performing at a nurse’s station for two floors of patients, visitors, staff and volunteers (accompanied by Musicians On Call volunteer Phil Barnes). He generously brought teddy bears for every child in the hospital, and took the time to distribute them himself, as he visited the kids.
“Musicians On Call is an amazing organization and it’s inspiring to be part of it,” says Austin. “I’m looking forward to delivering the healing power of music to more patients during my upcoming tour.”
To win Austin’s autographed guitar and handwritten sign, click here. All proceeds from this auction will help Musicians On Call expand the number of patients and hospitals they serve in Miami.
Source: Musicians On Call