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Cyndi, Sam and Frank Grobmeier listen as Eric Michaels, who portrays Paul McCartney in the Beatles cover band American English, plays the song “Blackbird” at the Taste of Orland Park on August 4. The band played the song in memory of Maddie Grobmeier, who died from an acute asthma attack on June 30. Photo submitted
Submitted by the Maddog Strong Foundation
2:41 am CDT August 14, 2019

The Taste of Orland Park 2019 included an especially poignant moment for a Frankfort family.

Members of the Beatles cover band American English called the Grobmeier family to the stage to watch Paul McCartney, portrayed by Eric Michaels, perform the song “Blackbird” during their Aug. 4 performance.

Cyndi and Frank Grobmeier, along with their daughter Sam, watched as Michaels performed the last song that Sam sang to her younger sister before she died June 30.

Maddie Grobmeier died from an acute asthma attack the day after her 18th birthday.