VIDEO: Jason Mraz Sings to Teen Hospitalized in St. Louis

One of the lucky audience members was Madison Taliaferro, who is struggling with cystic fibrosis.

December 11, 2018 - 12:12 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz was at St. Louis Children's Hospital on Sunday to serenade some patients and their families. One of the lucky audience members was a Kansas high school senior who is hospitalized in St. Louis while awaiting a second double-lung transplant.

The Grammy Award winner stopped by the bedside of 18-year-old Madison Taliaferro, of Holton, while he was in town for a concert Sunday. Mraz performed some of his hit songs like "I'm Yours" and "Have It All."

Taliaferro's mother, Desiree Taliaferro, shared videos on Facebook of Mraz with other patients at Children's Hospital. This video is of a Madalyn, a neurology patient at Children's who loves to sing Mraz's songs as a form of developmental therapy. Mraz was aided in his performance by St. Louis Children's Hospital Music Therapist Christie Merrell, who often works with Madalyn.

She wrote in a post that nurses schemed to get Mraz to sing to her daughter because they "know she loves musicals and just overly enjoys singing."

Madison Taliaferro was born with cystic fibrosis and received a pair of lungs six years ago. The operation went well, but then her lung function fell suddenly from 48 percent to 22.5 percent.