Sara Bareilles surprises Amplatz nurses on live TV


The nurses behind Brave, the inspiring video that went viral within days of being uploaded, got a sweet surprise on Halloween, according to the Huffington Post. The instant hit was produced by pediatric nurses at Amplatz Children's Hospital who learned how to shoot and edit video from YouTube tutorials. The video featured pediatric patients and their caregivers dancing and defying illness to the soundtrack from the famous song by Sara Bareilles.

The evening of Oct. 31, nurses Natalie Snyder and Brittany Bloemke and patient Sarah Ewald were being interviewed by HLN, when singer Sara Bareilles surprise-Skyped in to join them. The live moment brought everyone on camera to tears.

Bareilles told them she didn't know about the video until a "friend of a friend" sent it to her.

"I watched it late at night and immediately my eyes welled up,” Bareilles said. "It's moment like this that remind me of the importance of music, and I can't think of a more perfect incarnation of this song. It's exactly the kind of thing that gives the life to this song that we were hoping for."

The nurses, the patient and the singer told each other how grateful they were to have been part of the video tribute.

Bareilles said the lyrics and song were meant to inspire.

The "Brave" video has more than 925,000 views on YouTube.

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