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