Taylor Kroma, 17, started Healing Hearts with Harmony: A Charity Concert for Edward Hospital to say “thank you” to the doctors and staff who recently saved her father’s life.
Jeff Kroma checked-in to Edward Hospital in February for a routine angiogram, but a series of complications, including a pulmonary embolism and a stroke, almost claimed his life.
“If it wasn’t for the quick thinking and great care of the doctors and nurses at Edward, my dad wouldn’t be with us anymore,” Taylor said.
As a musician and a drum major of the Naperville North Marching Huskies, Kroma worked for several weeks to obtain permission to host the Monday, May 19, charity event at her school’s performing arts center and to get commitments from dozens of student performers.
The concert will feature the school’s award-winning jazz quartet, an 18-piece chamber string ensemble, a vocal duet, a Mendelssohn string quartet, a percussion ensemble and the Painted Noise vocal pop group.
“I’m really excited about the concert and all the great performers who will be assembled together for one fantastic evening of music,” Kroma said. “And I think it’s really important that people recognize the great work that the doctors and staff at Edward Hospital do to help their patients.”
If you go
What: Healing Hearts With Harmony: A Charity Concert for Edward Hospital
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 19
Where: Naperville North High School, 899 Mill St., at the performing arts center at the south end of the building
Cost: Donations will be accepted at the door.