Australian singer-songwriter, Vance Joy, has teamed up with MyMusicRx and Kala Brand for the “Vance Joy Ukuleles for Kids” initiative. Children’s hospitals across the country are invited to sign up to receive up to five free-of-charge “Ukuleles for Kids” kits for patients to use during their hospital stays.
The new digital service, MyMusicRx.org, empowers hospitalized kids to shift, plan, and grow through music by utilizing a proprietary mood-shift tool to help them feel better, faster.
Self-professed Kids Cancer Hero, CS Sheffield, is on a mission to provide joy to kids in the hospital. What he’s achieved in the last eight years is nothing short of remarkable.
In 2007, Karen’s life changed dramatically when her granddaughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with T-Cell Leukemia. Karen witnessed firsthand the pain and hardship her granddaughter faced, but there was one thing which helped them all get through it; Music.
Move over, Von Trapps—Austin has arrived! This talented ten-year-old boy plays five instruments—many of which he learned with the help of MyMusicRx.
Sarah Peterson is a former intern with the Chemo Pal Mentor Program, who used her social work major to make a difference for kids in the hospital.
Ten-year-old Hayden is a poised, polite young lady who is wise beyond her years. She loves art, reading, classical music, her mom’s snickerdoodles, and climbing in the trees around her house.
McKenzie’s music moment came when she took part in the 2016 Bedstock. She’s known as a prankster with the medical team, playing tricks on them and working her sassy charm. She’s also a kind, thoughtful girl, whose positive outlook inspires everyone who meets her.
Catlin is a Chemo Pal Mentor to the amazing Jack, diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2017. They’re both huge sports fans and can make each other laugh, but life decided to throw a curve ball when Jack was given a year left to live.
MyMusicRx once again invited Austinites to “feel the music and feel better” during the world-renowned SXSW Festival. 2018 raised nearly $10,000 to fuel the upcoming launch of MyMusicRx at St. David’s Children’s Hospital, filling a critical gap in arts and music program services for Central Texas kids and families.