Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rascal Flatts Gives More Than Music

The Rascal Flatts crew are famous for their catchy tunes but recently it was their generosity that took center stage. This article highlights the humanitarian efforts of the group and their desire to help sick children receive the care they needed. They frequent the Vanderbuilt Children's Hospital to  put on impromptu concerts for the children and their families but ultimately they give much more than music. Learn more about the giving hearts of Rascal Flatts...
The band members—Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney—are humble about their efforts, but the truth is that they have raised more than $3 million for this hospital. They’ve given so much, in fact, that the surgery center at Vanderbilt Children’s is now called the “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.” Zoey Jones has had 11 surgeries at the center. The eleventh is actually taking place today, as I write this article. She suffered a setback since we've last seen her: she's had three strokes--one of them major--that have kept her in critical condition. Her mom, Tori, told us that without the care Zoey's received at Vanderbilt, "she wouldn't be alive. There's no way. If she didn't have it, she'd be dead." Tori and her husband, Blake, had the chance to thank the band in person after their performance.

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