Lori Marie Key of Livonia performed a passionate version of “Amazing Grace” Tuesday (Jan. 19) at the national coronavirus (COVID-19) memorial ceremony in Washington D.C.
“Working as a COVID nurse is heartbreaking,” Key said before singing. “As heartbreaking for the patients who are sick, it was heartbreaking for the family who couldn’t be there with them and it’s heartbreaking for those caring for them. But when I’m at work, I sing. It gives me strength during difficult times and I believe it helps heal.”
Key is a nurse at St. Mary Mercy Hospital. Her rendition of “Amazing Grace” went viral last year after singing on the job amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She also performed at the 2020 Ford Fireworks.
Michigan nurse Lori Marie Key, who went viral singing 'Amazing Grace' at work, reprises the song at the national COVID-19 memorial ceremony pic.twitter.com/8OtCaNU5mw— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 19, 2021