January 03, 2021
From my UPI chat group, this heartwarmer from Ron Cohen:
Daughter Zen got her initial COVID vaccination today in Israel. She is considered a critical health care worker.
A certified chaplain, she works a day or two a week at the hospital in Tzfat. She tours the whole hospital and sings to patients, accompanying herself with a variety of stringed instruments — guitar, ukulele, etc. Her visits are eagerly awaited by the patients — the highlight of the week for many.
Her specialty is singing to tiny newborns in the preemie ward. Even though they are separated by glass windows, the many monitors hooked onto their tiny bodies confirm they are involuntary responding. (Her singing improves their vital signs)
She always has intended her music to be palliative and comforting. As so many of my friends are well aware, I am very, very proud of her.
(Listen to a song she composed and performed for a cancer patient)