Music is medicine for the heart. Hearing a song can take a person to a different world and make them temporarily forget about their worries. You’ll never guess how this doctor used music to make a huge difference in his patients’ lives.
When a person has an illness, half of the battle for health is keeping that person in a positive mindset. Thinking positively can actually affect a person’s health and give them strength they otherwise wouldn’t have had. This doctor knew the power of music and went above and beyond to keep his patients strong and positive.
Dr. Paulo Martins is a dedicated doctor at the Hospital das Clínicas at Ribeirao Preto, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. One day he brought his ukulele to the hospital. He wanted to cheer up the older patients by bringing live music to them. What he didn’t know was that he had a special young fan.
Sophia was in the pediatric oncology ward when she heard Dr. Martins playing. She has a rare disease called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. When she heard Dr. Martins playing, she was immediately filled with joy. She wandered around the hospital, looking for the source of the beautiful music. When Sophia found the doctor singing and playing his ukulele, she was instantly drawn toward him.
Dr. Martins soon realized the powerful effect that his music had on this young girl, so he did something extraordinary. He played a special song just for her! Sophia was delighted to hear the music. She began wiggling her body to the music, and soon she broke out into a full-on dance. The little girl brought joy to the whole room as she took in each note of the song.
Dr. Martins showed true dedication to his patients by stepping outside of traditional medicine and doing what he could to bring joy into the hospital. Sophia and the other patients will not forget this doctor’s commitment and compassion. It is heartwarming to see a doctor who cares so much about the wellbeing of his patients.
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