Music Therapist Creates Emotional Songs From the Heartbeats of Terminally Ill Children - 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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  1. Rob February 23, 09:35
    I personally know a family that has received this gift. The family cherishes the CD, they played it at his funeral. I love the creativity, thoughtfulness and passion used in providing such a gift to the family. I thank you for doing this for our families and the hospital for supporting it. Great job.