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Turning patients into rock stars

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(WBBH) The Golisano Children's Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida is turning some of it's sick patients into rock stars, transforming their hospital rooms into a virtual fantasy.

The hospital is 8-year-old Michael Gleisle's second home. Since the day he was born, Michael has spent half of his life in the hospital. His asthma is so severe, it could kill him.

"It became life threatening," says Teresa Gleisle, his mom.

Strapped to machines to help him breath, Michael is not even able to go to school. It's heartbreaking for his mother.

But this time around, he got a special treat.

"After being here for six days, and he's unable to leave his room. We're able to give him a chance to virtually leave his room," explains Julie Avirett, a music therapist at Golisano Children's Hospital.

With the help of some duct tape and a neon green cloth, the 8-year-old transformed from a sick patient to a star performer. Avirett sets the stage, literally, for patients to star in their own music video.

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