Ryan Seacrest Opens 11th Hospital Studio for Sick Children
Marc Gordon - December 7, 2020

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness



If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, opened a new state-of-the-art 1,200-square-foot broadcast media center called Seacrest Studios on Wednesday — and Justin Bieber joined in virtually to celebrate and connect with patients! Seacrest hosted a special virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new studio, which is part of an entertainment initiative that the radio and television host and his family developed to help patients explore the creative realms of radio, TV, and new media as creative tools to help their healing process. The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer studio is the 11th location of its kind in the country and the first in Florida.

 

Seacrest told People in a statement: “2020 has been a year unlike any other and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation is honored to be welcomed into the lives of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children’s patients and families. We are thrilled to be able to share a fun and creative outlet during their stay that continues to keep their health and safety a priority during these challenging times.”

 

The Disney Holiday Singalong, is the third iteration in the ratings phenomenon franchise, with Ryan Seacrest returning to host the night of merry music and magic

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“Although this has been an extremely challenging year, we could not be more thrilled to officially open Seacrest Studios at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer,” said hospital president Cary D’Ortona in the release. “We’re looking forward to safely engaging with our patients in new and creative ways and bringing some much-needed fun to the children and our team.”

In 2016, the longtime American Idol host marked a milestone by opening his 10th studio — with Taylor Swift’s help!

 

“I wanted to do something that would take the kids’ minds off of what they were going through in the hospital,” he told PEOPLE at the time of the Nashville studio. “It’s remarkable to see how when the kids are talking to some of their favorite stars, creating their own shows, doing their own interviews, they really forget some of the tough stuff that’s happening in the hospital.”

Throughout the years, Seacrest Studios have drawn other high-profile visiting artists, including Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Usher and Britney Spears.