MHHP continues partnering with Shriners Hospitals for Children and we continue building dedicated music rooms/studios at Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. MHHP has provided musical instruments and facilitated deliveries to 17 of our 23 Shriners Hospitals Partners.
This has been made possible through our partnerships with: Gibson Gives – Dendy Jarrett, KRK Kares, Epiphone Guitars, Kramer guitars, Maestro effects, REMO percussion – Robert Shen, Dr. Ami Belli, Zildjian cymbals – Cady Zildjian and more.
Instruments donated by Music Has Healing Power
After surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children’s patient visit’s the MHHP / Shriner music room with the MHHP / Shriners music therapist Sarah. This patient has frequented the music room. Bruce Lowe, MHHP CEO/Director states, “Patients are often scared, nervous, worried being at the hospital for Dr. appointments, surgeries, follow ups appointments, and more. They are offered time in the MHHP music studios at the hospitals for the purpose of calming, healing, relief from their worries, stress, pain or much more. Witnessing the patients and their families who are going through medical struggles and come into our music rooms brings me to my knees when the music starts. Like clockwork, the patients smile, calm down and start singing or playing the instruments. The difference this makes in their lives is so heartwarming and priceless. Music truly does have healing powers.”
A powerful story told by the head RN in the surgical department at Shriners:
“A patient was all prepped for a surgical procedure and became hysterical as she was so worried about the surgery she was about to receive. The Doctors and Nurses did all they could to calm this young patient down, but nothing worked. They decided to call to see if the MHHP/Shriners music therapist was in the hospital. Our music therapist was there and went to the surgery department to work with the patient to try to calm her down. Once again, the music, love and compassion worked like clockwork. The patient did calm down and was taken to a successful surgery.”
Music, compassion and love certainly do bring wondrous success stories.
The folks at Music Has Healing Power are full of gratitude for our fantastic partners who help make this mission possible. Gibson Brands, Remo percussion, Kramer guitars, Epiphone guitars, KRK studio monitors and headphones, Maestro effect pedals, Zildjian cymbals and the gracious donations from all of our supportive individuals.