Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw has got a big heart. He also has musical skills that he wants to share with people.
That’s why he visited the Children’s Hospital in Boston. Specifically, he visited the oncology floor in a room where there was a boy named Tucker, his mother, and a few others. When DeGraw visited, Tucker had already been at the hospital for four months battling leukemia.
It appears this visit was in partnership with Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings music to patients in healthcare facilities. DeGraw, who’s best known for his hit songs, “Chariot” and “I Don’t Want To Be,” is not the only star who’s teamed up with this nonprofit; others include Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins, and Nick Jonas.
Below is a video of DeGraw remembering his favorite moment while “on call” as a volunteer musician.
“I’ll always remember that particular moment,” DeGraw said.
And here’s the video of what actually happened when DeGraw hung out with Tucker and played some music.
About two and a half months after this video was shot, Tucker passed away.
“Thank you to Gavin and all the wonderful celebrities that made his last days as special as possible,” wrote Tucker’s mom in the YouTube description of the video. “Leukemia and Childhood Cancer is as cruel of a disease as anyone can imagine. More awareness needs to be brought to light so we can wipe Childhood Cancer out. Thank you, Gavin, for helping with exactly that.