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Thieves steal equipment from musicians who play for sick Spokane kids

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Songs for Kids plays for Faith. Songs for Kids plays for Faith.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The musicians with the nonprofit Songs for Kids here in Spokane play for the kids at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital every Tuesday. But this Tuesday, performing was a little more difficult. Last week, their sound equipment was stolen from their garage.

Scott Ingersoll started the local chapter of the organization here in Spokane two years ago. He sings and plays for kids like 14-month-old Faith Liddle.

Amanda Liddle, Faith’s mom, says it’s a stressful time for her daughter.

“Just being here and having a lot of uncomfortable procedures and meeting a lot of strange people. A lot of fear,” she says.

But getting these musical visitors made it so much better.

“Music is Faith's favorite thing in the whole world,” she says.

And as Scott and Miles, his partner for the day, played, Faith looked on, absolutely mesmerized.

“A little break, a little joy in the middle of her day is really meaningful,” Amanda says.

So when Amanda heard Scott’s equipment was actually stolen, she only had one response, “that's so tragic, so tragic.”

Scott, however, isn’t letting that get in the way of their music.

“I think equipment or no equipment, whatever we have to do we'd be here. I think for us, we’re not going to let something that’s going to make it challenging stop us from being here and doing what we do for the kids,” he says.

If you would like to help Songs for Kids get their equipment back, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/2duz5bw

If you would like to learn more about the organization, click here: https://www.songsforkids.org/

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