Hospital visits can be stressful and frightening for Evie Hurst. But when she is able to sing and interact with board-certified music therapists at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Evie feels calmer and more in control of her environment. For many patients like Evie, music therapy is the distraction they need to get through a scary situation. Singing a favorite song, learning to play an instrument, or writing a song can help patients relax and re-focus on something they enjoy, which can potentially decrease any anxiety they might feel about a treatment or procedure.
Join C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in sharing the gift of music with our patients and families. In early 2020, we will introduce Sophie’s Place, an interactive and inspiring music therapy space that will house instruments, a recording studio, broadcasting technology, and a stage for performances.
Sophie’s Place will allow Mott to expand our music therapy services and give patients more opportunities to participate in music therapy support groups, learn to play instruments, write songs, perform, and record their own music.
As we plan, develop, and build Sophie’s Place, we are seeking community support to acquire instruments and support programming that will allow patients to feel welcome, have fun, grow their love for music, and find healing.
Our goal is to raise $7,500 to help stock Sophie’s Place with the instruments that can make a hospital stay a little brighter for our young patients.
Your contribution can help share a wide variety of instruments with Mott patients. The following are just some of the items we hope to have in Sophie’s Place:
$5: Rhythm Sticks
$100: Paddle drum set
$150: Electric guitar
$350: Acoustic guitar
$450: Tubano drum set
A gift at any of these levels — or any other amount you choose — can make a lasting impact for our Little Victors.
Thank you for your consideration and support of Mott patients and families!