Meet Raffaella Braun, Our Featured Volunteer from Nashville!

10 Aug

Meet Raffaella Braun, Our Featured Volunteer from Nashville!

Get to know our volunteers!

What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for Pediatrics

How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for 6 years

Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide

What is your occupation outside of MOC?  I’m a National Director of Radio Promotion

Do you have any hidden talents? Cooking! I may not be good at it (my husband says I am!) but I love to try to cook any and all kinds of food!

What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I was lucky enough to start bedside in Phoenix, after learning about MOC in Nashville. I’ve worked in the Music Business for 20+ years now and I have seen the healing power of music in many different settings. I’ve rarely had more joy than guiding a musician in the hospital setting and seeing the happiness come over a patient’s face. I’ve been there as a distraction for port cleanings and sang an infant back to sleep. I’ve been there for trauma and been with patients in very serious settings – and the way music brings cheer, distracts from pain, and inspires wellness is beyond anything else I could witness. I love MOC so much and recruited friends for various national programs. I now guide online programs bi-weekly and it brings me the same happiness as the in-person program brings. I’m thankful for everyone who works at MOC, raises money for them and volunteers with this MAGICAL program.

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