LOMA LINDA, CA – January 29, 2018 – Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) patients were treated to an afternoon of live country music with emerging artist Lindsay Ell. The 28-year-old stopped by the acute adolescent care unit on Wednesday, Jan. 24 and sang a few songs from her debut album “The Project,” as well as a few cover songs from some well-known artists.
LLUCH patient Precious Baltazar, 14, from Riverside, was just one child who was able to enjoy Ell’s soulful voice and guitar. In between songs, the two talked about music and the future.
Baltazar said she hopes to go to Harvard after high school and loves music. “I listen to a little bit of everything,” she said.
Ell’s visit was made possible by Inland Empire-based country radio station K-FROG FM, which has a long-standing relationship with LLUCH.
LLUCH Foundation representative, Tiffany Hoekstra, was grateful to K-FROG and Ell for making the day of patients.
“For a few sweet moments, the pain and worries were replaced by enormous smiles and joy,” Hoekstra said.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”