Lilyana Roman decided to raise funds for the hospital workers at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH by playing her ukulele on her front yard. Thanks to her efforts and the matching donations of a few generous friends, Lilyana was able to raise over $4000. Lily was named a hometown hero by WMUR TV in Manchester and was thanked by the hospital.
After hearing about the story by Kira Lew, Morning Show Co-Host 97.5 WOKQ, Todd reached out to Lily's mom and asked to create THe Ukulele in Her Hands with a portion of the proceeds to go to Elliot.
Here is a verse or two from the newest story by Todd Civin, illustrated by Jenna Walker and inspired by Lillyana Roman.
When the world got sick around us,
Why? No one understands.
Leave it to a tiny precious soul,
To take things in her hands.
Some just are born with a helping heart,
It’s their calling to assist.
When those around are struggling.
It’s a job they can’t resist.