Music soothes and uplifts us like nothing else can, even during a pandemic.
Dr. Elvis Francois is well aware of its healing powers because he’s seen what a beautiful song can do for his patients. That’s why he’s using his talents to spread hope to the world in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Elvis is a fifth-year orthopedic resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, but he easily could have been a superstar! He’s been belting out stunning performances in his scrubs for awhile now, and his fans just can’t get enough.
“Music goes places that medicine can’t go,” he said. “Music heals people in ways that medicine can’t heal them.”
As someone on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus, Elvis doesn’t have much free time. But despite his 28-hour shifts, he’s still making it a priority to give his listeners a much-needed dose of positivity.
In one of his recent videos, he delivered a powerful rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” accompanied by fellow resident William Robinson on the piano.
“There is something beautiful about a collective struggle,” Elvis wrote. “And the beauty in what we are facing today is that the only way to overcome this pandemic is for us to all come together as one.”
The two of them definitely succeeded in bringing people together! Their performance quickly went viral and has since touched the hearts of millions. Many said it brought tears to their eyes. They were even more delighted to see Elvis appear on the TODAY Show!
Thank you, Elvis, for blessing the world with your music and for risking your life to save others. You are an angel. Keep shining your light!
Watch him perform “Lean on Me” in the video below, and share the uplifting song with your friends. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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