Music as a Medium: Literature Review Confirms Positive Impact of Music on Hospitalized Patients Across Wellness Domains

A recent independent literature review by Karyl Askew Consulting proved what we’ve known all along at JoyRx: that music makes sick kids feel better. And not just emotionally—in addition to benefits for mood and mental well-being, music also decreases pain and anxiety. The impact is all-encompassing, benefiting the emotional, physical, psychosocial and developmental wellness of… 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 »

Joy Delivery Update: Part Two

Seriously ill children, teens, and their families remain isolated in quarantine, cut off from the support of extended family, friends, and the world around them. CCA is committed to continuing service delivery for this vulnerable population, who are deeply impacted by this pandemic.  With physical distancing strategies in place, our team continues to innovate new methods to deliver JoyRx remotely. Here are some of the ways our… Read more »

Bid on a Custom Guitar from Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves, Austin, Texas based musician and proponent of the healing power of music commissioned a custom-beaded Epiphone guitar celebrating his concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. We are so excited to share that it is up for auction to benefit MyMusicRx. Bid to take home this beautiful guitar at JoyRx.org/ShakeyGraves

Lyla's Story

Finding Lyla’s Smile

If you had asked me two years ago to describe my family, I would have said we were the typical Washington family… But in the summer of 2017, our four-year-old daughter, Lyla, was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor.

Joy Party - Ella Fruend

Joy Party – Mitzvahpalooza

12-year-old Ella hosted her very own Joy Party to raise money for MyMusicRx, which delivers the healing power of music to kids and teens in the hospital. With her friends she raised $3,000 for the program!