Two Brothers Share Their Gift of Music With the Elderly
Two teen brothers bring a ray of light to nursing homes through song. The brothers,15 and 17 years old, have been sharing their youthfulness and their gift of music with the elderly.
As the brothers sing Amazing Grace, one resident remarks, "This makes my heart feel good." Others at the home feel the same way.
The boys say it all started at home when they were playing guitar for their grandmother who was dying of liver cancer. They saw that their music was in many ways more powerful than medicine."The medicines didn't help. We played for her and she picked up a lot," said one of the boys.
Their grandmother eventually passed away but the music continued living. One idea led to another and now they play at a nursing home twice a month. They say, "It's the same principle. These people have been here for awhile. They can't get out and move around. The music lifts them."
The brothers are giving the residents a sense of happiness through their music. While they enjoy sharing the light of bluegrass gospel music, the boys say they sing for the Lord not for fame. But folks at the nursing home will tell you the boys are already famous. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter,
Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to
protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted
living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg,
Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Fri, October 30, 2009
by Kristie Pierce