Posted by vanessa on October 9, 2017
by Nicholas Kwan, CUDPT 2019
On October 5th 2017, the Columbia University Medical Center Program in Physical Therapy first year students had children at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center singing and danceing. Fairytale Physical Therapy (FTPT), a student project of Columbia's PT program, brought “The Lion King Show” to life for the kids and their families.
This event, like the others Fairytale Physical Therapy has produced, aims to provide children who are hospitalized and their families with a fun break, with opportunities to sing, dance, and participate in arts and crafts. The kids learned dance moves with a physical therapy slant and sang along to “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” and other favorites. After the show, each child made his or her own lion mask to become lion kings and queens themselves!
This production was produced by the DPT class of 2019 with Nick Kwan as Simba, Kyle Zreibe as Scar, Vishruti Ramani as Timon, Prima Vithoontien as Pumba, and Frances Jih as Zazu/ Narrator. Fall is in full swing and the entire Fairytale Physical Therapy team is excited to see the leaves change and bring some more shows to local hospitals in the coming season!
You can contact the Fairytale Physical Therapy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top row (left to right): Nicholas Kwan, Prima Vithoontien, Kyle Zreibe
Bottom row (left to right): Vishruti Ramani, Frances Jih