A piano sits in the middle of the University of Utah’s Hospital lobby in Salt Lake City, and an elderly patient regularly volunteers his musical talents to help his fellow patients feel a bit better.
“I’m just part of the volunteer system that makes this hospital a little more homelike, a little more like somewhere you feel good about being,” said Ed Lueders, a volunteer pianist at the hospital.
Ed Lueders is 91, and he has been playing and writing music his whole life. Now, he’s not only a patient at the hospital, but also a volunteer. He serves as pianist twice a week.
“To be one of the volunteers who helps people in their extremity, whatever their difficulty may be, it’s something that I can kind of share and feel sympathetic and empathetic about with my music,” Lueder said.
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