Disney Stars From Austin & Ally Visit Children's Hospital

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Two stars from the Disney Channel’s hit show Austin & Ally made a surprise appearance Saturday visiting patients at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

Ross Lynch and Laura Marano play polar opposite characters, Austin Moon and Ally Dawson, as a singer/songwriter team who are trying to make it big in the music industry. 

Their fun and charismatic personalities were a big hit with the patients and their families.  As Ross and Laura visited each patient, they talked about their favorite cartoons, their own characters on the show and travels throughout the United States

Twelve-year-old Shealeigh Brewer was so excited when the stars entered her room. “I am a huge fan and have seen all of your episodes,” she exclaimed.  The three of them talk extensively about their favorite episodes.  Shealeigh then asked Laura if the two are anything like their characters in real life.  “I am a lot like Ally, but not as shy,” said Laura.  “Ross says he is more mature than Austin.”  Without revealing too much, Laura also let Shealeigh in on a little secret about an upcoming episode that will certainly surprise all their fans. 

Ross and Laura’s visit was made possible by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Kidz Expo.  


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