Last month, Canadian singer-songwriter Drew Seeley released a new song. What makes it extra special is that he wrote and performed it for a young girl, Brooke, a patient of oncologist David Mark Loeb, MD-PhD. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this single go to the pediatric cancer research unit at Johns Hopkins.
Every time I watch the 5-minute video it reinforces my beliefs that (1) good begets good and (2) "The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication." [Oliver Sacks, Awakening]
So get out your tissues and watch when you can: Fly (official music video).
I also encourage you to visit Dr. David's Blog, subtitled "Musings of a Pediatric Oncologist." Somehow, in addition to caring for his young patients, Dr. Loeb finds time to blog "informally for anyone who is interested in pediatric oncology, cancer research, cancer treatments, and breaking medical news."
His blog led me to the Fly video. Thanks, Dr. Loeb.