Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a globally recognized day when individuals come together from all over the world to flood organizations with generosity that transform lives

Treasure Coast Hospice is inviting you to #GivetheGiftofComfort by supporting our Complementary Therapies program including Music Therapy, Massage Therapy and Aromatherapy. 

Last year, over 90% of our patients reported relief from pain, anxiety, depression and restlessness after just one session! And that relief is lasting between sessions! Over 90% WOW!

We Need YOU!

The total program cost each year is approximately $280,000 and none of these therapies are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or Insurance. The need is so great that we are already looking for another Fulltime Music Therapist. We love to #GivetheGiftofComfort to our patients!

How you can help:

GIVE generously today by clicking the DONATE button below.

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READ our Giving Tuesday Stories below to learn how your gift today can impact our community.

SHARE about how to transform lives when you #GivetheGiftofComfort for #TreasureCoastHospice patients this #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday Stories

  1. Lillian
  2. Evelyn
  3. Edward

LillianLillian's Story

Three-year-old Lillian was born without a corpus callosum, the tract that facilitates communication between the right and left sides of the brain, which cause severe neurological issues.

“We just don’t know what her levels will be,” said her mom Jonita Southworth. “It’s like defying gravity.” “Music helps Lillian’s mouth muscles,” said Lung. “She’s slowly learned to stick out her tongue when I sing the Little Green Frog song.”

Unable to walk or talk as yet, Lung works to stimulate Lillian’s brain with various techniques, including repetition, the use of nonsensical lyrics, and a diverse array of instruments such as the tambourine, a rainstick, and more.  Rolling a cabasa, a percussion instrument with loops of moving steel balls, over the hands, arms, feet, and legs, helps with sensory stimulation and encourages a tactile response.

“Music therapy helps Lillian be able to communicate. It also helps with all of her other therapies, such as hand movements, intentional vowel sounds, and tongue play,” said Southworth. “She loves it! As her mom, there is nothing more important than seeing the smiles it brings.” When it comes to the healing powers of music, Lung is a witness to what author Debasish Mridha perhaps said best, “Music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot touch.” 

Music Therapy cannot happen without generous contributions from the community. Please make your impact today!

Excerpt from Stuart News 10-21-2020
To read the complete article on music therapy, click here