Back in March, health care workers around the world had to step up in a big way, acting as our first line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hannah Gingell was training as a nurse with a critical care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, at the time. After watching her coworkers selflessly battle the virus, she decided to use her abilities as a singer to lift their spirits. She chose the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day, and it couldn’t be more perfect!
“During one of her breaks, she went downstairs to play this on the piano and has called it: ‘We’ll Rise Up: a song from the NHS to the public’ and one of her colleagues asked her to film it,” Hannah’s sister, Joy Gingell, explained.
Hannah sang the encouraging ballad, accompanied only by the hospital’s lobby piano, and it’s enough to give anyone chills. “Thank you, Hannah, for this beautiful reminder of perseverance and hope for all the NHS staff in the fight against COVID-19,” the hospital wrote later.
After her cover went viral, Hannah was asked to appear on “The Choir: Singing for Britain” on BBC2. What a well-deserved honor! Check out her inspiring performance in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story to make someone smile.
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