JoyRx Heals: Meet Oliver

When six-year-old Oliver first started having health problems, his parents, Tyson and Vanessa, believed it was asthma. When Oliver started snoring in his sleep or wheezing wearing a mask, his parents thought it was just sleep apnea or because of their son’s growing anxiety. But Oliver’s health continued to deteriorate. His pain and discomfort grew… Read more »

Children and Families Bring the Joyful Spirit to Pumpkin Palooza

JoyRx Headquarters, located in Portland, Oregon, celebrated Halloween in style with Pumpkin Palooza on October 19. Our staff welcomed children, families, and JoyRx mentors to enjoy our first in-person get-together in almost three years!   The kids enjoyed a fun, holiday-themed event — with pumpkin painting, pizza, and spooktacular mood-setting music.   “Thank you for a lovely… Read more »

Julio’s Story: JoyRx Music Gave Him a Voice

Despite being a charming teenager who loves to crack jokes for his family, Julio, who lives with Trisomy 21, or Down Syndrome, struggled to connect socially with others, an issue that was exacerbated during the pandemic. He had been working on this with Child Life Specialist Allison Moore at Dell Children’s Hospital for two years… Read more »

JoyRx Plants Roots in Texas

JoyRx Music began serving Austin hospitals in 2018 and, to date, has transformed through joy the treatment experience for nearly 1,500 kids in seven Texas pediatric hospitals. After years of progress and partnership with local hospitals and the business community, JoyRx Music is amplifying service outreach and impact in the Lonestar state. To that end,… Read more »