Breaking News! Music is Medicine and High School Musical star Lucas Grabeel released an original song called “Beautiful Day” to raise money for pediatric patients at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Grabeel, currently starring in ABC Family’s Switched at Birth is the most recent partner of Music is Medicine’s program, which gives musicians the opportunity to Skype with a patient to learn more about their story, interests and musical tastes, then craft an original song for them.

Lucas Grabeel and Samantha
Lucas Grabeel and Samantha at the piano.

“Beautiful Day” is a touching song made especially for Samantha, a 10-year-old girl battling cancer. “I feel so lucky to share my music with Samantha,” reports Grabeel. “Music has brought me joy, love and inspiration in my life. I’m so excited to (work) with Music is Medicine.”

Music is Medicine invites celebrity artists to write and record original songs for seriously-ill children. Previous releases, like “Fly” from Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Drew Seeley, have garnered hundreds of thousands of plays on Youtube and iTunes that inspire pediatric patients, share their stories of strength, and contribute to the greater fight against the various diseases they face.

Check out the song below, and support Music is Medicine as they continue to make music that heals!

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