Helping soldiers cope with trauma
from The Wall Street Journal
The seed for today's Musicorps was planted inside Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2007. Arthur Bloom, an accomplished musician and composer, was asked if he could talk with a veteran who was receiving medical care at Walter Reed. When Mr. Bloom learned the veteran had been a drummer, he suggested the man resume playing, despite having lost one leg due to an injury sustained in Iraq. Over the course of setting up electronic drums for the veteran, and as they experimented together with different prosthetics, Bloom realized there was a dire need for a revolutionary music program at the medical center.
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