After surviving years of being denied basic necessities and being tortured and abused by their parents, the adult Turpin siblings are getting music therapy to help them heal. And they were treated to a private concert from Yo-Yo Ma, a world renowned cellist.
Ma paid the seven adult Turpin children a visit at a California hospital and gave an impromptu performance. He played for about half an hour, according to Corona Regional Medical Center CEO Mark Uffer.
Uffer explains that Ma was in the area for another event and came to see the Turpins after he “heard about their interest in music.” “They were just amazed, awestruck by the level of talent,” Uffer says. “They really enjoyed it.”