By Scott T. Sterling
Before Imagine Dragons launched their current Evolve Word Tour this week, the band spent some time bringing joy to kids at the Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.
According to 12 News, Imagine Dragons visited the children’s hospital on Sept. 26 for a jam session with the young patients in the center’s new music-therapy room, called Sophie’s Place.
Sophie’s Place was built by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barb through their Forever Young Foundation.
The group fielded questions from the kids, sharing musical advice and drum techniques during the lighthearted session. The band met with the children just hours before taking the stage at Talking Stick Resort Arena later on that evening.
“Doing stuff like this is heartwarming,” Imagine Dragons’ drummer Daniel Platzman said. “We have a very self-indulgent career, and to do something that’s not focused on ourselves is really great.”
“I felt very overwhelmed the whole time,” gushed Kaylee Moreno, 13, a patient for three years at the facility. “I didn’t know what to think. I’m still in shock right now.”
See video clips from the band’s visit below.