Written by Seacrest Studios intern, Brynne Norquist
YouTube sensation, Ms. Rachel, recently made a memorable visit to Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital with engagement from other Seacrest Studios locations around the country. Known for her infectious personality, entertaining content, and dedication to helping children, Ms. Rachel’s visit brought great joy to the patients and families in the hospital.
During her virtual visit at Seacrest Studios, Ms. Rachel went above and beyond to make individual connections with every patient, both online and in the studio. She warmly greeted each patient with a personal “hello” and a song, bringing smiles to all the childrens’ faces. Her kindness did not stop there; she also took the time to give special shout outs to other patients and families who may have not been able to join on Zoom or in the studio, spreading her positivity hospital wide.
Patients and families had lots of questions for Ms. Rachel. One question that stood out was, “Why did you start your YouTube channel?” In response, Ms. Rachel shared her personal story of her son’s speech delay and her desire to help other children in their educational journeys. With her infectious personality, music, and sign language, Ms. Rachel has created an engaging platform for learning that has captured a fan base of millions.
Another patient’s mother took the time to express her gratitude to Ms. Rachel, sharing that her child has been in the hospital since birth and has also struggled with a speech delay, but found extreme support and growth through Ms. Rachel’s channel. This touching moment highlighted the profound impact that Ms. Rachel’s content has had on children and their families, especially within the hospital.
To finish out the visit, Ms. Rachel brought out a special guest: her trusty companion, Herbie. Together, they sang some of their most popular songs including, “I’m So Happy Today,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” and “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum.” Many patients smiled, clapped, and even sang along, creating lasting memories beyond the hospital walls.