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Eileen Lillis of Detroit Lakes reacts from her hospice bed to a surprise visit from Minneapolis musician Nicholas David.

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With his mother receiving end-of-life care at a Lake City, Minn., hospital, Jeff Grasto got the idea to reach out to one of her favorite musicians. He hoped for a card or phone call — anything to help boost her spirits.


As luck would have it, Nicholas David, a singer-songwriter from St. Paul who finished in the top three last year on NBC’s “The Voice,” had a brief window Sept. 17 before kicking off a national tour.

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