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.
“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.
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