As Musicians-in-Residence with the Art of Healing program at Hillcrest Medical Center, Elizabeth and Andrew had a wonderful and important impact on patients’ feelings of well-being. Their exquisite duets would always soothe emotions and lift spirits for a few welcome minutes at a time of crisis in peoples’ lives. Most memorably, Elizabeth and Andrew affected the vitality of a patient in the Long Term Acute Care ICU unit by touching her spirit with their music, so much so that she was able to endure a particularly rigorous therapy session far beyond expectations. The nurses and therapists were brought to tears to see this woman who had been so weak, exert such life force. Sometimes touching a person’s spirit is just as vital during their journey of healing as excellent medical care.
– Jennifer Gallagher
Coordinator – Art of Healing program, Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK