by artist Colton Dixon.
Atlantic Records and Colton Dixon, Christian singer and former American Idol contestant, have partnered with Mercy Ships to form a campaign around his new song, “Build a Boat.”
In his team’s press release exclusive given to People.com, Dixon shared, “Writing this song, ‘Build A Boat,’ obviously there was that immediate connection with Mercy Ships given that they build hospital ships, but more than that, I love the mission of what they do. Being a parent now with twins of my own — including our daughter who was born without a pulse and needed immediate medical attention — it really hits close to home knowing we can help people, especially young kids, get the healthcare and surgery that they might not otherwise have access to. We watched and prayed as the doctors and nurses resuscitated our daughter back to life… this song is all about having faith, and it means a lot that we can bring that hope to other people around the world.”
Colton’s new music video includes footage of the journey of two of our younger patients, Assane and Ousseynou. Auckland physiotherapist Katie Burton appears several times in the video with Senegalese translator Ousmane Diedhiou, as they help the identical twin boys relearn to walk after their life-transforming surgery.
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