Former Patient Gives Back in Song
Sharaha continues to raise funds on behalf of the hospital, to make a donation to her Personal Fundraising page click here
To watch the video of Shaharah’s visit to the Canada Shriners Hospital, or to download her music click here
We recently spoke with singer songwriter Shaharah Sinclair, a former patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children®- Canada who donated the proceeds from the launch of her latest CD You & I to the hospital. Here are her thoughts on how her hospital experience has shaped her life:
Q: What were you treated for at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada?
A: I was treated for a femur bone deficiency (a nonhereditary disorder in which the upper leg bone does not grow at the same rate as the rest of the body) from the ages of 7 to 14.
Q: Did your experience at the Canada Shriners Hospital influence you?
A: Absolutely! My hospital experience had a very positive impact on my self-confidence, determination and gratitude. I feel like I can be anything I want to be, despite my disability, and I have such an appreciation for things that most people take for granted.
Q: What motivated you to donate $3,500 from the proceeds of your CD launch to the hospital?
A: This was so overdue! I've wanted to work with the hospital for years, but life got in the way for way too long.
Q: You recently posted a video of a visit to the hospital. What was it like to return there?
A: It was incredible to be back. I sang my song Stronger, which was inspired by my hospital experience. I was so overwhelmed with joy to see the staff and catch up.
Q: How did you get started in music?
A: Music has always been a part of my life. It's my favorite form of expression. My dad is
my biggest inspiration — aside from inheriting his singing voice, he was always playing music featuring Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass and Freddy Jackson around the house. I loved it. I decided to pursue music professionally in 2010 when I released my first album, No Turning Back.
Q: Any more big projects on the horizon that your fans should know about?
A: Right now I'm focused on promoting the new album and am hoping to tour across Canada and possibly Europe this coming summer.