When Sophie Barton was sixteen years old she was a dedicated volunteer at Primary Children's Medical Center. She would play and sing her own music for the children there. But, two years ago, at age seventeen, Sophie passed away suddenly. Now, through hr memory, she will have the ability to touch the lives of the children which she loved so much.
The first Sophie's Place will be at Primary Children's and will be the historic prototype for those developed around the country in order to bring healing and improved motor skills to those in need.
Music Therapy creates motivation for those children that are less likely to find themselves getting out of their beds.
Sophie's Place will be filled with music, recording studios, instruments, sound rooms, music therapists. The children can create and listen....as Music Changes Everything.
Sophie's Place is being designed to allow the children to create and record their own music as well as provide a stage for visiting famous musicians to come and perform for the children.
Their shows will be broadcast on live feed throughout the hospital and Sophie's Place opens up to the Forever Young Zone allowing seating for many children to watch. The lighting and backdrop will assist in a real theatrical feel for the performers. The Young's hope that well known traveling artists will come in to perform as a way to give back to those in need.
For more information visit the Forever Young website: http://www.foreveryoung.org/sophie.html