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Frontliners Serenade Composer With His Own Song After Surviving COVID-19

They sang the gospel song he wrote almost 35 years ago. 
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Composer-arranger Arnel de Pano was one of six COVID-19 confirmed patients at the Marikina Valley Medical Center who finally recovered from the disease and was discharged last week.

Before he left, his medical frontliners decided to serenade him with a gospel song they loved, a song he himself had written over 35 years ago. 

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The video was posted on Facebook by Charmer Ibones Pasa, a registered nurse at the medical center, who says she posted it as a tribute “for our dear discharged patients.

In the video, de Pano is seen singing a few lines from the song, “Lead Me Lord," originally sung by Basil Valdez with four medical workers clad in personal protective equipment (PPE suits), with face masks and face shields.  

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De Pano remained optimistic during his confinement, as seen in a post he shared while at the hospital.

"113,000 people have recovered from coronavirus, try sharing that instead of the death toll," he said, quoting a meme.

As of 4 p.m. April 12, the DOH has reported a total of 4,648 confirmed cases, 197 recovered, and 297 deaths from the COVID-19 disease in the country.  

 

 

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