Nashville Music Medics
The Nashville Music Medics is the community outreach program of The Music City Chorus, and our goal is to bring joy through our music to the children as well as their parents who are staying in the children's hospitals in and around Nashville. The Medics like to think of ourselves as Music Therapists, providing the best possible medicine there is - a smile and a song. The Music Medics go out to sing on a monthly basis, using a program that is designed to be an ongoing, permanent project. If you would like to set up a time for us to come and sing for you, please contact Wayne Jackson at [email protected].
For the most up to date information on the Nashville Music Medics, please visit the Nashville Music Medics Facebook page.
Then..and Now..With Our Patients
The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial and Vanderbilt
Most of the time when the Nashville Music Medics visit the patients at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, we never really hear what happens to these precious children after their stay. However, this is not the case during this hot July 2021.
On December 18, 2019, The Nashville Music Medics, were out singing on one of our Christmas visits to the “kiddos” and their families at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial here in Nashville. One of the recipients of our singing and smiling that day was young Cody, along with his Mom and Dad, Angela and Billy. Cody wasn’t on our schedule for a visit that day, however one of our Medics, Sam English, had learned earlier that Cody was at the hospital, perhaps in the ED. Cody and his family are community neighbors of Sam’s, where he had learned of Cody’s stay in the hospital on his neighborhood social media page. As you can see, we looked for and found Cody!!
A poignant moment was shared by everyone during that December visit, when Cody and his parents were serenaded with ” Brahms Lullaby.” Cody turned to his Mom and smiled. She smiled. She melted. We all melted and “turned to mush.”
Fast forward to July 2021, and you will see Cody having just celebrated his second birthday, where his Mom and Dad report he’s a rambunctious, and energetic two-year-old.
We are also excited to introduce you to 8-month old Eve Amroun at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. We were invited by her Dad, Karim Amroun, to sing for Eve after a serious operation. Usually we never hear what happens to these precious children after their stay, but we found out later how little Eve was doing and what we found was pretty miraculous.
After the Nashville Music Medics finished singing at one of their Christmas visits to the “kiddos” and their families at another children’s hospital in Nashville in December, 2019, they stopped in to visit Eve. She was an alert and happy baby who was well on the road to recovery after a liver transplant operation. Eve and her parents were very happy that we stopped in to sing, but the Nashville Music Medics were very touched to learn recently that her older brother would often sing to her after she returned home to make Eve feel better. Eve's mom, Kate, also told us that Eve is an extraordinarily feisty little girl who has a big personality, and an even bigger appetite.
There’s no doubt that Eve has fully recovered, as you can see by the happy smile on her sweet face.
Memories like this make it “Great to Be a Nashville Music Medic!”