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“Stand Up for Heroes” Turns to Music Therapy for Wounded Veterans

November 26, 2013
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“Stand Up for Heroes” Turns to Music Therapy for Wounded Veterans
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The program has attracted celeb support from Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld and more

Stand Up for Heroes gets a lot of well-deserved attention, with recent celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart rising in support of veterans and helping raise funds to support injured veterans. But one innovative piece that’s getting less coverage is MusiCorps, based at Walter Reed. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters took notice and started drawing attention to the program, which uses cutting-edge research and creative techniques to let music work its magic on wounded warriors. The initiative is creating some beautiful music and inspiring stories, and on the way it’s showing off the legitimate benefits and successes of music therapy in the healing process.

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