Coronavirus Patient Who Couldn’t Talk Thanked Hospital Staff With Violin Serenade

"It started with a note passed to a nurse from his hospital bed in Utah.

A retired music teacher was being intubated to help treat the COVID-19 that had infected his lungs. While he couldn’t talk, Grover Wilhelmsen came up with another way to say ‘thank you’ to the angels who were caring for him in the intensive care unit.

He sent word to his wife Diana to bring him his violin.


“He let the violin do the talking for him because he couldn’t talk himself,” she told CBS News.

The nurse at Intermountain Healthcare’s McKay-Dee Hospital, Ciara Sas, said she cried when he began playing. Then, she piped the music into the hallway so her colleagues could hear."



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