I come from a family of nurses. My Mom is a nurse. My Dad is a Nurse. My Aunts are Nurses… you get the picture. Being that healthcare and similar initiatives are always on our radar, it should come to no surprise that when Philips sent me their video about their “Breathless Choir”, I was intrigued. Something that I know that I take for granted is the ability to sing with no issues whatsoever. I may not be the best singer (it’s debatable) but I certainly love to do it and have nothing standing in my way but that isn’t the case for everyone.
Chronic respiratory conditions are nothing to take lightly and Philips is working every day not just to bring products to market that help people live fuller and more active lives but they are working to bring awareness to CPOD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other respiratory diseases. This brings us back to the inspirational video that I’d like to share with you. Philips brought together 18 breathing challenged individuals and documented their journey together undertaking something that they might have considered impossible: learning to sing. The choir performed at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC their rendition of “Every Breath You Take”, which is, like, perfect. Check it out.
Choirmaster Gareth Malone worked with these folks for only 5 days, albeit intensive… but what they accomplished was amazing, am I right? If you watch the video, you'll be touched, I promise! I can’t help but feel all the feels when I think about people who struggle in their everyday lives who are given the opportunity to achieve something they might have not thought possible.