What an incredible gift from Walk the Moon and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
Jaelyn Glaz died in June 2018, just days before turning 9. But before passing, a team of music therapy specialists at the hospital, where she spent years receiving treatment for cancer, recorded her heartbeat. They collaborated closely with Jaelyn’s family to create a song dedicated to her and symbolizing all she stood for and loved.
Though she was sometimes too weak to stand, Jaelyn loved to dance. She enjoyed the band Walk the Moon and even got to dance with the lead singer when the band visited the hospital.
The new song, “Jaelyn’s Heartbeat Song,” plays to the tune of “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk the Moon, which Glaz selected. Her final production incorporated her heartbeat, which served as the drumbeat of the song, and features the tagline for the Disney movie “Lilo and Stitch:” “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten."