Music therapists at Wolfson Children's Hospital making music with patients' heartbeats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Using music to make seriously ill children feel better: A new tool has made its way into local hospital rooms, bringing parents and kids a lifelong gift.

Board certified music therapist Julie Avirett is making music in an unlikely place, using kids' heartbeats to make them feel better with the help of a digital stethoscope.

Little Hazel is hooked up to machines now. She’s getting stronger every day. Doctors feared Hazel’s heartbeat wouldn’t be beating today.

Now Hazel's heartbeat provides the beat for a song from Avirett.

Hazel's mother Tiffany Perry calls Hazel her "miracle baby."

“She’s my little miracle because of all the stuff she has been through,” Perry said.

A mother’s little miracle, honored in a song. It's a gift Perry will cherish for a lifetime.

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“I’ll make sure I tell her where it come from and who did it for her,” Perry said.

The digital stethoscope was purchased using a $500 grant from Get Well Network.