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How Jazz Singer Dolly Baker Found Voice on Deathbed

Posted on 07/16/2014

ABCNews.com– The Conversation Project is thrilled to have been featured on ABCNews.com. The major news outlet highlight the story of Dolly Baker, a former jazz singer who found rediscovered her singing voice in her final days of life.

In the last days before her death, 92-year-old Baker rediscovered her voice with Beth Israel’s palliative care specialist, and advisor to The Conversation Project, Dr. Lachlan Forrow. Dolly did not want to undergo amputation surgery and was referred to hospice, Forrow asked her, “What would make a good day for you?” That simple question revealed a woman whose passion had been singing. For the first time in 40 years, Baker joined her daughter and sang a duet, “What a Wonderful World.”

Read the full story here, and visit The Conversation Project’s YouTube Page to the full video of “A Soul Doctor and a Jazz Singer.”