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Tech medical students combine careers and music to give back to patients

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The 'Flu Fighters' is a group of five Texas Tech medical students who share music with children in the hospital. 

Katie Bell's daughter was airlifted to Covenant Children's Tuesday. By Friday her family was able to go home, but before hearing a performance by the group. 

While her daughter was having difficulty standing, she was up on her feet thanks to the 'Flu Fighters'. 

"I was happy that she asked us 'can I get up?'," Bell said. "Because usually, the last couple days it's 'can you get up, please? Can we get up, can we go walk? Can we?' And she said 'can I get up?'" 

This group of medical students wanted to continue their love of music and combine it with their careers. 

"So, we've all had a background in music and we just kind of didn't want to let that go once we got to medical school because it can get so crazy and hectic being medical students," first year medical student Sanjana Roa said. "We wanted to still keep that alive and we found our group of people and we're also able to give back to the community and makes others happy. So, it's kind of where the combination of the two came in."

First year medical student Aaron Thomas is reminded it's not just about being buried in the books. 

"It's just a very personable field and you're supposed to like be with people and make them happy, relate to them," Thomas said. "So we just hope by doing stuff like this we're reminding ourselves -- like it's not just about the books, the facts, the board exams, it's also about the human part of it too."

For patients stuck in their rooms, the concert was streamed right to their beds. 

The 'Flu Fighters' will have another performance in March.

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