A Los Angeles police officer was captivated by the soprano singing voice of a 52-year-old homeless woman who singing in a Los Angeles subway station. "4 million people call LA home", the police department tweeted. "4 million voices.sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something lovely", the department tweeted.
Emily Zamourka isn't a trained singer, but her soaring voice fills a Metro subway station to the delight of Los Angeles commuters. The fundraiser aims to help Emily find long-term accommodation, as well as replacing her violin which was stolen three years ago.
Zamourka said in 2005, she suffered serious health problems from a failing pancreas and liver and had to be hospitalized.
Emily Zamourka already got Internet famous after an LAPD officer shared a clip of her singing Puccini last week, but her star's still rising, and now Grammy-nominated music producer Joel Diamond is offering her a recording contract.
The video of her performance has been viewed nearly 800,000 times since September 26 and people have been inspired to help her.
"I am sleeping actually on the cardboard right now, in the parking lot", she added. "I'm napping where I will sleep ..."
On top of that, a GoFundMe campaign has raised almost $48k for Emily to assist with her financial difficulties and replace her violin. which she says a vandal destroyed 2 years ago. Exorbitant medical bills forced her onto the street, where she began performing to earn money. She said there are people in her life who feel sorry for her but she doesn't "want to be a burden to anybody".
Zamourka informed KABC-TV that she performed an electrical violin for a whereas till someone pushed her off a bus and fractured her wrist.
"You understand why I form it within the subway?" Zamourka informed KNBC-TV. "Because it sounds so great". But she declined them, saying she wants to play a violin as special as the one that was destroyed, KABC-TV reported.
Meanwhile, after Zamourka's efficiency went viral, americans enjoy moved to lend a hand her salvage lengthy-time interval housing. The fundraiser aims to help Zamourka buy a violin and set her up with living accomodations.
The support and recognition are "a miracle", Zamourka said.