Avery Ling: "Let Us Live"
Avery Ling’s heart-warming song "Let Us Live" features children and their families who received care at McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White. This original song was written and performed by Ling in 2011 when she was a 14-year-old Lake Belton Middle School student. Ling is an active volunteer with Scott & White and wrote the song in an effort to build awareness of the hospital’s vision.
"I wrote this song because I wanted to help other kids," said Ling. "I hope that when people hear the song and see the music video, they will see the patients that need care, and understand how important a new children’s hospital will be for our community."
The video features former Scott & White patients ranging in age from Rebekah Hudson, age 15, to two-year old Mia Steele. Additionally, Ling’s fellow cast members from "Annie" lent their musical and vocal talents to the video. Nathan Wallace of Killeen, who has been a patient at McLane Children’s, is also featured as a drummer in the video.
"The song and video remind us that the children who come through our doors have hopes and dreams that are derailed by serious illnesses. The caring doctors, nurses and staff of McLane Children’s Hospital work together to help these children realize their potential," said Dr. John L. Boyd III, CEO and chief medical officer of McLane Children’s.
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