Country superstar Carrie Underwood has an impressively big heart to match her big, powerful voice. The “Two Black Cadillacs” singer made a special trip to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the early afternoon on Wednesday, November 28. Ever possessing a heart of gold, the singer’s emotional visit became a day “the patients will NEVER forget,” tweeted the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Established by radio personality and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, the empowering non-profit organization first created broadcast media centers (otherwise known as Seacrest Studios) in various medical locations across the country. “Over a dinner with my family, I decided I wanted to create a foundation that would lift the spirits of hospitalized kids,” Seacrest wrote on the foundation’s blog. The main goal was to allow “patients to interact with a state-of-the-art radio/TV studio and meet some of the biggest stars in entertainment.”
“The aim of Seacrest Studios is to contribute positively to the healing process for children and their families during their stay (and visits) to the children’s hospitals. I have heard from many families that the studios are an uplifting distraction from the difficulties these children face on a daily basis, and I am so thrilled to see how positively they have been received by the hospital community.”
Additionally, Underwood participated in a question and answer session inside The Voice studio. One bright-eyed patient asked how old she was when she began singing. As many diehard fans might know, Underwood kicked off her promising career at the tender age of 10 by participating in various talent shows. Even though she never won, she always knew that it was good practice.
Thus, Underwood’s surprise visit is not only expected, but incredibly heartfelt and genuine. Afterwards, the Oklahoma native took to her Twitter account with warm, humble gratitude:
“Just had a great visit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! @RyanSeacrest does some amazing work there bringing music and artists in!”
Previously, many of music’s biggest and brightest artists have given generously of their time to spend the day with the hospital’s young patients. Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery visited earlier this year, as well as pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, Train (in Atlanta) and The Fray, among many others.
Underwood, alongside newcomer Hunter Hayes, is currently out on the road on her Blown Away Tour and will hit the stage tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Find out more info on her official website.
Check out a gallery of Underwood’s visit.
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