Decades of back pain, and a devastating heart attack, left a Santa Ana woman bedridden. Life was beginning to look bleak. However, a welfare check by police turned into a glimmer of hope.
After Joy Grant's caregiver called police to check on her well being, Grant had a surprise piano performance by Santa Ana Police Officer, Robert Velasco.
"I haven't been able to sit at that piano for probably over 10 years," Grant said.
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The private concert seemed to have even better healing affects than her own medication.
"Even on medication, it has been uncontrollable," Grant said. "Just to be able to hear [the piano] again was so heartwarming and uplifting to my spirit."
Following the impact of his performance, Officer Velasco returned for a encore performance just a few hours later.
While she listened from her room during the first performance, Grant was able to be transferred into her wheelchair to enjoy the officer's performance face-to-face.
"I know I love hearing music, and I love the sound of the piano," Officer Velasco said. "It filled me with joy because I know I was able to make a connection with her."
Though Grant has been through a whirlwind of emotional and physical pain, the officer's heartwarming piano performance may have saved her life.
"I'm just so thankful to the officer that I matter in this world," Grant said.