Blind Fort Myers woman plays piano, sings for area hospital visitors

A Fort Myers woman gives a gift to everyone who walks through the lobby of a local hospital.

Kayla Pigford plays piano and sings for those visiting the HealthPark Medical Center.

“I come here because I wanna give back to the hospital, to make a difference,” she said

The 42-year-old Fort Myers woman volunteers her time to play the piano in the hospital’s atrium every week for more than six years now.

“She just lights up the entire atrium with her singing and her playing and she brings such a different distraction, in a great way, to our patients,” said Doug MacGregor, Lee Health Arts & Healthcare coordinator.

What those guests listening to her music may not know, is that this piano player can’t see the keys.

“I was born blind I’ve been like this since birth,” said Pigford.

She taught herself to play piano and now she shares her music and this advice: “If you enjoy doing it, what you do, follow your dreams and have a positive attitude and enjoy it.”

A message she hopes strikes a chord with her audience.

You can catch Pigford playing every Thursday inside the HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers.

She says she plans to keep playing for hospital visitors as long as she can.

Reporter:Melinda Lee
Writer:Briana Harvath
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