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Heartland Hospice Helps Patient Attend Favorite Musician's Concert


Heartland Hospice serving Tidewater patient, Gayle, was able to attend the TobyMac concert with help from the Heartland team.

Gayle is a huge TobyMac fan and purchased her tickets early for his concert being held in Norfolk, VA. TobyMac is her favorite Christian musician and she wanted to splurge on tickets that were close to the stage. Unfortunately, Gayle is battling cancer and as of recently the disease is making it difficult for her to walk longer distances. The great seats she had were not handicap accessible and she was worried she might have to miss her favorite musician’s concert.

Upon hearing Gayle’s devastating news, Heartland Hospice stepped in and mobilized their team to help her attend the concert. The Heartland social worker called the Ted Constant Convocation Center (The Ted) to see if there were any handicap accessible seats available, in which there were, but the seats were further away from the stage.

The Heartland team did not want to diminish the experience for Gayle, so they launched a social media campaign to the arena and to TobyMac’s team. The message was quickly received because Heartland’s Manager of Business Development was contacted by The Ted who told them, “Heartland must love their patients, you have no idea how many emails and calls we’ve received to help this patient.” The Ted promised to figure out a way to make Gayle’s existing seats work.

Soon after hearing the exciting news from The Ted, TobyMac’s team reached out to Heartland and provided backstage meet and greet passes for Gayle and her family. To make the evening more special, local real estate agent, Chris “Limo Agent” Susko with exp Realty, donated limousine services to take her in style to the concert.

Not only was Gayle able to meet her favorite artist, enjoy her amazing seats, her heart’s desire to meet TobyMacy was fulfilled. She told the Heartland team “I just want to meet TobyMac before I go home.”