Kids Rock Cancer

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For a few magical moments, kids undergoing the pain and emotional challenges of cancer have a chance to step away from their daily routine and instantly transform "into rock stars." A new documentary, KIDS ROCK CANCER, profiles these young musicians as they write and record original songs in the unlikeliest of places - their own hospital rooms. The musical interludes are more than just a welcome break; they are part of a unique music therapy program called Kids Rock Cancer, created by Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. Using the proven healing power of music therapy, Kids Rock Cancer provides an outlet of emotion and expression for children who have either been diagnosed with cancer and other blood disorders or have a family member suffering from cancer. The musical therapist helps the child express a set of thoughts and ideas, turn them into the lyrics of a song and compose a tune for the lyrics. Then the child gets to sing the song into a microphone with instrumental accompaniment. The result is a CD recording for the family to keep.

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