September means another year back to school, where some, like Tracy Bancroft and her son, use as an opportunity to give back! Volunteering with us as a Guide for over 7 years, Tracy has had quite a few MOC Moments that have impacted her. She has inspired those around her to support MOC, including her son’s kindergarten class, who organized a local fundraiser! With their help, she has become a member of the Backstage Pass Club by sponsoring a hospital room to receive the healing power of music! As a Volunteer, Tracy Bancroft has the privilege of getting to know the hospital […]
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You never know what to expect when music starts playing at a Bedside Performance Program. Because volunteers often don’t know the patients before walking into the hospital room, it is difficult to guess how the patient will react. This can lead to some truly outstanding moments, like Volunteer Guide Janelle Badanes and Musician Ryan Leo could tell you. Here is what Janelle had to say about one program at Virginia Hospital Center! A patient was immobile and not really moving since [being admitted into the hospital.] He had to be fed, helped to the bathroom, etc. When we stopped by, […]
You never know what will happen during a Bedside Performance Program! At a recent visit to TriStar Centennial Women and Children’s Hospital, Dr. Mark Christofersen bumped into MOC Volunteers, Jordan and Jonathan Lawson from The Railers, on their rounds and struck up a conversation about the healing power of music. It turns out that this doctor is also a musician! After talking about how much music means to them, Dr. Christoferson asked to play a song or two with the volunteers, and The Railers gladly obliged! The jam session was thoroughly enjoyed by the nearby nurses of the children’s hospital. “Just […]