Personal Songs Offer Musical Medicine to Sick Kids

Personal Songs Offer Musical Medicine to Sick Kids

musician_aging_with_instruments_write_songs_for_sick_kidsMegan Ford, whose stubborn leukemia is blasted every Friday with chemotherapy, jumped at the chance to receive a song made especially for her.

The organization called “Songs of Love” called upon five middle-aged musicians who volunteer to write songs for very sick children like the young girl from Des Moines, Iowa.

The songs serve as medicine for the children but also for the aging men who create the songs. The songs, written to make the kids feel “important”, incorporate special characteristics they have revealed about their favorite hobbies, people or places.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from the Des Moines Register)

Thanks to Harley Hahn for sending the link!

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