The Joyous Role Music Plays in Recovery
by Christie Connolley
Did you catch Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview with Gabby Giffords? As you may remember Gabby Giffords, a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arizona was seriously injured in a shooting during a public meeting with constituents earlier this year. Thirteen others were injured and six others were killed in the rampage.
The 20/20 special revealed how music is playing a role in her recovery. As musicians, we are already familiar with the healing power of music, but what better way to illuminate this then with a special rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun!