I sang Elton Johns ‘Your Song’ for her one Friday night, and she cried. Then I cried. I nearly couldn’t finish the song. We hugged and everyone was moved.
A few weeks later, she had a relapse of her cancer and came into the ED while I was on duty. I oversaw her treatment and made sure she was as comfortable as possible. I then visited her on the medical ward a few days into her admission, which she really appreciated.
I saw her daughter out at karaoke that weekend, and she thanked me for helping look after her mum, and said she would really appreciate it if I could pay their home a visit and play a song for her. I happily did so, and it was a real pleasure to meet the extended family. They all really enjoyed hearing the music live.
They all came out to karaoke that weekend and I sang some of my original songs for P.J., which again, she really enjoyed.
She appeared to be doing really well with her cancer, but without my knowing, she took a rapid turn for the worse and passed away.
I went to the funeral, where her daughter told me that she buried my CD with her mother because she loved it so much.
Bishan and I were out recently, and we bumped into her son. “You’re the doctor that looked after my mother, aren’t; you?” he asked. “Yes I am” I replied.
“Thank you for everything you did for her. She loved you. You’re a beautiful man.” He hugged me.
Again, I was moved to tears.
“That was really powerful, Victor.” Bishan said. I agreed.
This song is for her. Bishan is playing the lead.