Raising Awareness for the Healing Power of Music
Music CHOSEN BY THE PATIENTS THEMSELVES - view the 3-minute introductory video below
The Foundation for Neuroscience, Stroke and Recovery, (FNSR) was my brainchild in 2005. Instead of a 501(c)3 Corporation benefiting a particular hospital, I wanted to start a charity that benefited my patients and other patients throughout Orange County and beyond. At that time I had a very grateful patient who offered to run this charity, with me as Founder and CEO.
We have been helping patients with free support groups, free exercise and therapy classes, and free psychotherapy all across the Orange County area. We of course want to expand our horizons, and as our next project, the Board of Directors have decided to bring music as a Healing Art to the community! Thus, the birth of our Symphonic Suite for Healing project and our mission to create Music Therapy programs across Orange County.
This initial project was jump-started on March 1st, 2014 with our sold-out performance of the world premier of Mike Garson's Symphonic Suite for Healing. Three separate standing ovations, and a packed house, made the concert an enormous success. We raised awareness for the healing power of music, we are now going forth with bringing that power to local communities and hospitals. Please join us with your support of this project.
Christopher Duma, MD, FACS
CEO and Founder, Foundation for Neuroscience, Stroke and Recovery