El Paso’s singing doctor has an important musical message to share about the virus
EL PASO, Texas -- By day, Dr. Bruce Applebaum is a trauma surgeon at Providence Hospital in El Paso. But in his spare time, he can be found at home, surrounded by family, singing and playing guitar.
His two worlds collided when he realized how often he was reminding others to wash their hands, and stop touching their faces.
He put those words to a catchy tune, called up his long-time guitar instructor, Mario Otero, and the rest is history: Friends and family willingly took part in his music video.
"I just wanted to make it fun. For people to look at it and have a little levity and enjoy it, and I thought the best way to get a message across is to have dogs and kids in a video," Applebaum says.
Though he had fun writing the song and making the video, he hopes on a serious note that people take his message to heart: Don't touch your face, and wash your hands often!
You can watch Dr. Applebaum's entire video for yourself in the video player below.