Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center excitedly welcomed Christina Perri (“A Thousand Years” and “Jar of Hearts”) to Seacrest Studios. Perri arrived in studio for an on-air interview and talked about how her fame and success didn’t come from a silver spoon, but with tireless work and long days. She had to overcome her shyness as a child to eventually flourish under the bright lights. Perri even waitressed in Los Angeles to earn enough money to support her entertainment pursuits. Her big “break” is what Perri described as “something magical”, performing “Jar of Hearts” on the show “So You Think You Can Dance”.
After being interviewed in studio, Perri signed autographs and posed for pictures with our inpatients and families before embarking on a trip to visit children in our Psychiatric Unit. “This means so much to me,” Perri said. “Especially this particular place where we are. I have found my music hits a soft spot with people with these particular issues.” Perri signed autographs for patients and their friends until she ran out of photos. And she kept on signing anything she could find! The highlight of the visit came, on a whim, when our Music Therapist Brian Schreck played the chorus to “A Thousand Years” and Perri delivered a beautiful rendition in front of the patients. Thanks Christinna for making it such a speical day!