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YouTuber, Troye Sivan visits Children’s ATL!

 

What a Valentine’s Day treat having singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber, Troye Sivan visit Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Exactly the dose of medicine patients needed on this “Happy Hearts Day!” We found out what he loves most about the United States (our high speed internet and next day shipping!) and what he misses most about his hometown, Perth, Australia (good coffee!).

Troye was happy to be back in the ATL where he spent six weeks last year filming the upcoming movie, Boy Erased with Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. As for when was the last time he was star struck, he will tell you it was when he received a phone call from a “mystery person”…who turned out to be ADELE!  Troye had the same effect on one unsuspecting fan when he made an impromptu patient room visit and then tweeted a picture of himself with his new friend and Valentine! Our hearts are FULL. Thank you Troye for spending your Valentine’s Day at Seacrest Studios Atlanta…clearly proving that your heart is as big as your fan base!

 

Comedian, Matt Iseman Visits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!

Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was teeming with young ninja warriors wearing capes in anticipation of their visit with Matt Iseman, stand-up comedian and host of the popular reality competition series, American Ninja Warrior. The former doctor turned TV host entertained patients and families with many positive stories of contestants facing (and overcoming!) their fears, both on and off the obstacle course.

Matt also shared some of the challenges and obstacles he has faced personally through his own battle with cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. There isn’t a more positive or inspiring guy to be found. We hope he’ll be back to visit one day (perhaps if and when his dream of being cast in an action film comes true!) In the meantime, Matt is sending some of the popular Atlanta ninjas from his show our way and we can’t wait!

 

Boy Band, In Real Life Visits Seacrest Studios!

New 5-piece boy band, In Real Life popped into Seacrest Studios to celebrate the holidays with patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta recently.  The group, winners of ABC’s summer competition series Boy Band, consists of Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon Jr., and Michael Conor.

The guys gave us some insight from the show and described how their first performance after the show was an eye-opening experience. All eyes were on them as they performed their debut single, “Eyes Closed” and a Christmas single of theirs as well. Our holiday wish is that In Real Life comes back to visit! Thank you for making our holidays as bright as your future!

 

 

Katy Perry Brings all the Magic to Seacrest Studios!

What a week leading up to Christmas! A visit from KATY PERRY and her band was just what the doctor ordered to lift the spirits of patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Decked out in full holiday regalia – Santa suits, light up sweaters (we’re not calling them Ugly Christmas sweaters!), antler hats and more, Katy and her band spent hours entertaining families with her hits as well as sing-along Christmas carols.

The kids couldn’t contain their excitement as she snapchatted, took selfies, surprised patients in their rooms and sent video messages and well wishes to others. It truly was a special night we’ll never forget. Thank you Katy for the gift of time! We wouldn’t have wanted to spend our evening with anyone else….and we look forward to watching you on the upcoming season of American Idol!

 

 

Our Founder, Ryan Seacrest Returns to His Hometown of Atlanta!

Ryan Seacrest returned to his hometown of Atlanta to visit patients and fans at his very first Seacrest Studio – where his dream of creating an uplifting environment and contributing in some small way to the healing process for patients who could be going through a difficult time – became a reality through his Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010. And it was great to have him back!

 

 

Patients were eager to tell Ryan all the things they love to do in the studio, from singing and playing games to hanging out with the interns and interviewing celebrities. Excited to take a crack at interviewing one of the best “interviewers” himself, patients took turns with hard-hitting questions.  Ryan especially enjoyed the one asking him which he loved more, “being on radio or being on TV?”  Hmmm, we’ll leave you pondering his answer! Lots of pictures, hugs and autographs followed the Q&A session. Then it was back to New York City and  Live With Kelly & Ryan, where he shared a wonderful video of his visit with us!  Thanks so much Ryan—we love you!

 

 

Sabrina Carpenter Performs For Patients At Seacrest Studios Atlanta

We welcomed actor, singer, and Seacrest Studios Ambassador,  Sabrina Carpenter to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta earlier this month! She performed two hit singles “Thumbs” and “Why” for the sweet patients who came down to visit her. As usual, she sounded incredible!

During the interview, Sabrina talked about the best parts of filming TV shows and movies, and how thankful she is that she also gets to record music. She can’t decide which is her favorite because she thinks both are equally fun and exciting!

When we asked her if she still hangs out with casts from previous projects, she said that she still visits with them and even has a group chat with the cast of Disney Channel’s “Adventures in Babysitting.” We told her that her co-star, Jet Jurgensmeyer, visited us just a couple of weeks before and shared that he has attended of few of her shows around the U.S. Sabrina said he’s like a little brother to her, and she loves how supportive he is! We should get Sofia Carson to visit next, and we can have an AIB reunion in Seacrest Studios!

We absolutely loved having Sabrina in the studio, and we can’t wait until she comes back to ATL again soon!

All Smiles With Jet Jurgensmeyer in Seacrest Studios Atlanta!

We were lucky enough to have Jet Jurgensmeyer (star of Disney Channel’s Adventures in Babysitting) join us in Seacrest Studios Atlanta! Having just visited the studio in Nashville, Jet was excited to meet and chat with patients in studio. He shared with us a couple of new projects he’s working on, and talked about how he splits his free time between Tennessee, California, and Michigan. He even told us how close he still is with his Adventures in Babysitting cast members, including RSF ambassador, Sabrina Carpenter!

Like his good friend Sabrina, Jet is a singer, too. He just really started playing guitar a few years ago, but he blew us all away by singing us a cover of his favorite Twenty-One Pilots song. Maybe one day soon, Jet will come back to visit us as a pop star, instead! After leaving the studio, he told us he would be attending a Braves game, so obviously we gave him a tomahawk to help cheer on ATL! We were so excited to have him stop by, and we’re counting the days until he comes back to see us.

DanTDM Visits Seacrest Studios Atlanta & Talks Minecraft!

You Tube Star, DanTDM  hopped across the pond from his British home to visit excited patients at Seacrest Studios in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta… and it seemed like almost all of his 15 million subscribers were in attendance! Okay, so not all 15 million…but suffice it to say  the majority of the patient population at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are Minecraft aficionados and were thrilled to meet The Diamond Minecart live and in person!

Dan couldn’t have been nicer! He spent the majority of his time answering patient questions, and taking game/video suggestions willingly. He even made patients part of his daily vlog! Aside from missing his wife, Jemma, and his pugs, DanTDM is happy to be touring the United States and meeting his fans while performing before sold out shows. We’re so grateful he made Seacrest Studios Atlanta one of his stops!

Wesley Stromberg & Spencer Sutherland Visit Patients in Atlanta

Patients and families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta received an early holiday treat when singers Wesley Stromberg (of Emblem3) and Spencer Sutherland popped into Seacrest Studios. In town for a show, the guys talked about the ups and downs of their current tour and how much fun they’re having together. Having met each other when Spencer co-wrote the song “Forever Together” on Emblem3’s EP several years ago, the guys admit they’re now best friends.  Spencer impressed patients and a group of Atlanta debutantes with his vocal range with his new single, “I Like You.”  The fun and games continued with pictures and autographs before Spencer and Wesley headed out to prep for their show. Thanks for the visit – we had a blast!

 

T.I. Brings Joy To Patients in Atlanta

Mr. Clifford Harris, better known as T.I, is a three time Grammy recipient, and has chartered more than 20 times on the Billboard Hot 100. He stopped by Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and shared with us why he believes philanthropy is so important. He says, “It’s a personal belief of mine that it becomes an obligation for you to give back”. He generously donated more than 40 toys to the kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It’s safe to say, he brought an abundance of holiday joy to so many of our patients! We look forward to having him back!