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Music set to a heartbeat: A lasting gift for patients and families

Bridget Sova told us that some people listen to the recordings every day. For others, it takes a long time before they feel ready.
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Bridget Sova told us that some people listen to the recordings every day. For others, it takes a long time before they feel ready.

Bridget Sova? is a music therapist at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, and she does some pretty interesting and unconventional work. 

Sova records the heartbeats of young patients, and then sets them to music.

Whether it's the heartbeat of a tiny baby heading home after being successfully cared for in the ICU, or the heartbeat of a child nearing the end of a battle with cancer, the recordings Sova makes are treasured by parents and families. 

Listen to our conversation above to hear Sova talk about where she got the idea, what it means for the families, and to hear some of the recordings she's made for patients and families at DeVos Children's Hospital.

GUEST Bridget Sova is a music therapist at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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