This is a touching testimonial that shows how much our grants affect people in our community.
Please share my appreciation with all/whomever should see it. I write with a grateful heart for the Cabarrus Arts Council’s funding for the Interlude Music Workshops put on by Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County. They have been an important aspect of my continuing education as a Certified Music Practitioner (healthcare-setting harpist in my case) since 2013, and I think the Council has helped make possible each of those workshops. Thank you big time!
It is such a privilege to be present at HPCCC with patients and families during the patient’s last days and sometimes last moments of life. To see patients release clenched jaws or knotted hands as they relax into the music, to accompany families as they join in singing around the bed of their beloved, to feel the joy of a husband or sister as they observe a semi-comatose patient move slightly in response to the music is an honor.
The Interlude Music Program has made me more confident in my work and increased my repertoire of appropriate music. The workshops have been excellent! I am profoundly grateful. I grew up in Kannapolis. Higher education and work took me far afield from North Carolina. I am grateful to now be giving back to a community and people I love. Thank you for helping make that possible.
Wishing you and your team well,
Kristin Andes, CMP