The COVID-19 outbreak has kept visitors away for area hospitals for a few weeks now, and that makes being sick or recovering kind of boring and feels extra long.>

Recently Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital asked for help from people around the world on social media to show support to the patients in the hospital.  Just a little something to let others know people were thinking of them. And the response was really cool.

The Spectrum Health team compiled all the videos and created a virtual choir community around the country singing lean on me. They even said the message of the video and song Cobain was through COVID-19 has kept us apart, in reality, we are closer now than ever before #inthistogether.

Sadly part of the problem with the coronavirus is the isolation - even if you’re healthy and just to slow the spread by staying at home - it gets pretty lonely at times.  So it’s really cool to see so many people take time to be a part of this project. It made me cry, and I even went into it saying “Oh, no, Oprah, you’re not gonna make me cry.” And then I did.. all three times I watched it.