Cincinnati Children's Blog

Music Therapist Creates Emotional Songs From the Heartbeats of Terminally Ill Children

Brain Schreck, music therapist II, Child Life & Integrative Care, records terminally ill patients’ heartbeats and incorporates them into songs for their families. Schreck collaborates with the family to create personal songs synced to the rhythm of the child’s heartbeat.

“The heartbeat is a symbol of love,” said Schreck. “Creating these songs helps parents to remember their children, it’s an act of therapy. It’s a lovely way to connect with lost ones.”


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