Monday Moments: Bringing Music to Grateful Veterans in Denver

26 Jun

Monday Moments: Bringing Music to Grateful Veterans in Denver

As Musicians On Call continues to expand to more hospitals, we also have the opportunity to hear new stories from the Volunteers and patients. At the Denver VA Hospital, Volunteer Musician Steve Franklin and Volunteer Guides Brooke Diaz and Andrea Mendez had the pleasure of piloting the program and seeing first-hand how the Veterans would react to the healing power of music.

Here is what Steve had to say about the pilot program!

Musicians On Call performances show the true power of music. I have never performed for a more grateful audience and I am truly grateful for the opportunity. One woman broke down in tears halfway through a song, they were happy tears! One gentleman told me that the music helped him forget about things he didn’t want to think about. This is truly a powerful experience!

Thanks, Steve, Brooke, and Andrea, for helping us kickstart the Denver VA Hospital Bedside Performance Program!

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