Meg Ingle-Cheek, a longtime entertainer with Alzheimer’s, sang at her final public performance this month
A mother with advancing Alzheimer’s made her children smile as they listened to her sing a sweet song during her final show.
Michelle Renee and Stephen Revier organized a gig for their beloved mom, Meg Ingle-Cheek, who spent most of her life doing what she loved most- entertaining.
The children hosted the tear-jerking event earlier this month at Brookdale South Park assisted living facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she resides.
‘My mom was a singer her whole life and she got my brother and I on stage when we were little. We performed everywhere. That’s been our life. Music.’ daughter Michelle said, while speaking with WBTV.
‘She can’t remember from one second to the next what you just said or where she really is,’ she added of her debilitating disease.
Michelle Renee and Stephen Revier (shown left and far right) organized the special gig for their mother
The musically-talented family sang along to Elvis Presley’s iconic ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’
But although Meg has lost much of her memory – her children said she is able to remember the words to some of her favorite songs.
This proved true, too, as the mom can be heard in a clip from the performance singing proudly to Elvis Presley’s, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love.’
Meg was joined by Michelle and Stephen during the tune, who instructed along the way and held her mic as she miraculously executed the beautiful ballad.
Even though Meg has lost much of her memory, she is able to remember some words to her favorite songs
The tight-knit family spent many memorable moments singing and performing together
Daugther Michelle said she was ‘so happy to bring’ her mom back to life with the music
Residents at the assisted living facility sat in the audience in awe of the magical moment.
Meg can be seen beaming with joy as she gives her one last public performance doing what she loved the most.
‘It makes me so happy,’ Michelle said, ‘to do this for my mom, to bring her back to her life. It’s priceless.’
Michelle (left) and Stephen (right) both continued careers in the music industry
The tight-knit family remembers many of their most memorable days with music.
Photographs posted to Stephen’s Facebook page show sweet moments of the three as they smile, sing and play instruments.
Michelle began performing at the early age of five in the family’s musical group, according to her official talent page, Michelle Renee Music.
She since released her own albums and performs at venues internationally.
According to Stephen’s Facebook page, he followed the family’s path as well, as he describes himself as a singer-songwriter who also manages the family business, Revier Records.
Michelle began performing at the early age of five in the family’s musical group. She also released albums, according to her talent page
Son Stephen’s Facebook page displays several old time and recent photos with his mom and Michelle
‘She can’t remember from one second to the next what you just said or where she really is,’ heartbroken Michelle said of her mother (shown above on Facebook)