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The Voice Behind our Christmas Commercial

So far, our 2018 Christmas commercial has received more than 44,000 views on social media. The spot features a beautiful voice singing a song called “You’ll See Christmas.” People keep asking us about the singer: Who is she?

Courtesy: MandyHarvey.com

You may recognize her. Her name is Mandy Harvey. A Florida resident, the jazz and pop singer and songwriter took part in a season of the television show America’s Got Talent, finishing in 4th place.

Notably, Harvey is deaf. She gradually lost her hearing during childhood as a result of a connective tissue disorder, becoming completely deaf by age 18. Despite her disability, Harvey has performed regularly around the country, garnering accolades along the way. She uses “visual tuners” and muscle memory to help her find pitches.

Harvey caught the attention of Mark Shelley, vice president of Marketing and Communications at Lexington Medical Center, while competing on America’s Got Talent.

Mark Shelley (center) directing the Christmas commercial filming.

“I liked the sound of her voice and thought it was perfect for a hospital Christmas commercial,” Shelley said.

Lexington Medical Center has produced its own Christmas commercial for the past 12 years.

Shelley also learned Harvey had recorded several Christmas songs, including “You’ll See Christmas,” which has a message about the true meaning of the season.

“We all get caught up in what we think Christmas is about – gifts, presents and parties,” Shelley said. “But Christmas is really about love, kindness and bringing people together. The message of “You’ll See Christmas” fit perfectly with the story we wanted to tell in our commercial.”

Shelley reached out to Harvey’s agent and arranged for her to sing a special arrangement of the song for the Lexington Medical Center Christmas commercial this year. We feel proud that she took part in this project with us.

Harvey embodies kindness in many ways. She’s an ambassador for an organization called “No Barriers” that helps people with disabilities overcome obstacles. She has also written a book called Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound.

You can watch the 2018 Christmas commercial during your favorite holiday programming this season. Merry Christmas!

Our 2018 Christmas Commercial

We’re pleased to present our 2018 Christmas commercial. It focuses on acts of kindness. We filmed it at our hospital and in our community. Some of the actors are our employees.

It’s the 12th year in a row that our hospital has created and produced its own Christmas commercial. The spot opens with a doctor giving up a parking space at a crowded mall. Several acts of kindness eventually lead back to the same physician receiving a kind deed himself.

We believe it’s the perfect time of year to spread goodwill. You can watch this year’s commercial on our Facebook page or during your favorite holiday programs. Be sure to look for the familiar faces of our hospital employees and locations in our community!

And, you can watch all 12 Lexington Medical Center Christmas commercials at LexMedChristmas.com.

Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the Scenes of our 2018 Christmas Commercial

Our 2018 Christmas commercial debuts one week from today! This year’s spot spreads a message of hope through acts of kindness. It’s the 12th year in a row that Lexington Medical Center has created and produced its own Christmas commercial. Below is a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming, which took place in our hospital and community. It also features hospital employees in supporting roles. Do you recognize any of the people or locations?

While you’re waiting for this year’s edition to premiere, you can view our commercials from the last 11 years by clicking on this link. Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite.