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Pianist brightens mood at WI hospital

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin man is doing what he can to make hospital visits more enjoyable for patients.

Len Pawelski plays the piano at the Aurora West Allis Medical Center for a couple of hours every weekday.  He says it started back in 2011 because he needed something to take his mind off of his wife's surgery.  Now, it's become a part of the day patients and even doctors look forward to.

Len says, "They got a smile and that is a reward in itself.  You know those people are just a little bit better."  He also says people started tipping him for his music, so he donates that money to the hospital.  So far, he's raised about $5,000.

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