Hospice Patient Gets Surprise Performance

June 13, 2018 9:49 pm Last Updated: June 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Lifelong musical theater fan and hospice patient Nancy Greene got the surprise of her life when Miguel Jarquin-Moreland, star of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys, paid her a visit to fulfill her last wish.

Greene wished to see one last play, but knew it would be impossible. Hoping to live vicariously through her hospice music therapist, Josephine Huynh, Greene encouraged her to attend the Jersey Boys performance in San Jose. The Jersey Boys are one of Greene’s favorite productions.

That gave Huynh an idea—could she get the Jersey Boys to come and play for Greene?  After contacting the company and asking for a visit, she got nowhere. So, she bought a ticket to the show and waited by the stage doors after the production ended.

Close to midnight, Jarquin-Moreland came walking past. Huynh got his attention and told him about Greene. Without hesitating he agreed to see her the next day.

When Greene heard who had come to visit her, she cheered and pumped her fist like a young girl.  As Jarquin-Moreland serenaded her with “La Bamba,” Huynh strummed a guitar, and Greene sang along softly.