PEACEFUL MOMENT: Renal dialysis patient Walter Abeysekera listening to Cyril Green during his treatment at Armidale Hospital on Wednesday.Spending hours in a dialysis chair might not be enjoyable but one man is trying to make it a bit more bearable.
Cyril Green OAM played some old classics on his guitar for patients in Armidale Hospital’s renal dialysis unit on Wednesday.
“We try to make it better for them by playing some music for them and make the morning go a little quicker,” he said.
He plays a lot of older songs for his audience, including hymns and religious songs.
Green also plays at hospitals and nursing homes throughout the region including in Guyra, Uralla, Walcha and Glen Innes.
He has been playing the guitar for 50 years and played in the all-Aboriginal Jimmy Little Band backing up the late singer-songwriter James Little.
Green said he liked to use his talents to help others who are in need.
“Now I just want to give something back to the community that supported us when we were younger and travelling around Australia,” he said.
Renal dialysis involves hooking patients up to a dialysis machine to clean their blood when their kidneys begin to fail.
Green has also raised money for the Jimmy Little Foundation which raises money for dialysis units.
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