Singing Doctor Doctor Carey Andrew Jaja has gained fame over the years for his love for serenading newborns. For this unique act of kindness, he has been honoured by his community. The aging physician who has sung for over 8000 babies now has a day set aside to celebrate his kind and selfless impact in the community.
According to CBSnews, US Councilman Corey O’Connor officially dubbed May 16 as Dr Carey Andrew-Jaja Day. The kind doctor who retired after a 4-decade career always made a point of dedicating two songs to babies who had just been delivered.
Dr. Andrew-Jaja is known as the singing doctor for singing "Happy Birthday" to each baby he delivers. To honor his dedication to patient care, @CoreyOConnorPGH declared today to be Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja Day in @CityPGH. 🎂🎶😍 pic.twitter.com/pGULNeD2PU
— UPMC (@UPMCnews) May 16, 2019
He would often start off with singing Happy Birthday followed by Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World.
According to the OBGYN, life is a precious thing that needs to be celebrated every time and the world is just a beautiful place to reside in. “We forget about all the crisis going on everywhere for a moment when you see that miracle of life in front of you,” he said.
According to Andrew, his singing ‘career’ can be dated back to the year he first became a doctor. And his skills are not just his own. The obstetrician said he learnt to sing from an older doctor who also sang to babies. When he retired, the doctor then challenged Andrew to follow in his footsteps and that is when ‘singing doctor’ was born.
Before retiring, Andrew who worked for 40 years often popped into recovering mothers’ rooms, ask how the ladies were doing and begin to serenade their little ones. “Each of them is an individual. You know, I have delivered thousands and thousands of babies,” he said.