Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12-year-old finds her tune after multi-organ transplant

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- Chelsea Wheeler had a multi-organ transplant in September at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh -- but she isn't missing a beat.

The 12-year-old is learning to play the ukulele, with the help of her music therapists Kory Antonacci and Nicole Steele, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

"Christmas, favorite time of the year. Christmas, lots of holiday cheer," Chelsea sings to a song she wrote herself

"Somebody had told me she would probably enjoy music therapy," Antonacci said. "And when I walked in the door, it was kind of an instant click."

"She came in and said, 'What do you want to do?'" Chelsea said. "And I said, 'Learn to play the ukulele.' So, she got me a ukulele, and we started playing together. Continue reading

 

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