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Perspectives from a Music Therapy Student

[Post written by Sam’s Fans Music Therapy Scholarship Recipient Ellie Palmer]
Music Therapy at Ohio University
Established in 1951, Ohio University’s Music Therapy Department is one of the oldest music therapy degree programs in the country and one of the few programs in Ohio. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)….

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My Music Therapy Internship in Colombia

Hello Sam’s Fans! This is Samuel Gracida, Sam’s Fans Operating Director. I wanted to share with you that I am currently in Bogota, Colombia doing a music therapy internship. This is part of the Master’s Program I’m doing on music therapy. For those of you who don’t know, I live in Heidelberg, Germany working my way through a two-year program….

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My visit to Dayton Children’s Hospital

Last week I had the opportunity to visit one of our partners, Dayton Children’s Hospital.  What a gem we have just an hour away from my home in Columbus Ohio and the people in that community are so fortunate to have this institution so dedicated to helping treat their children.
My visit was definitely worth sharing!…

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Sam’s Fans Partnership With the Center for Courageous Kids

As you know, Sam’s Fans supports and enhances music and art therapy programs that serve seriously ill children and their families. Traditionally, that has meant for the most part that we fund therapists at hospitals. Nevertheless, since last year we have also started funding summer camps that serve this same population. Last year and again this year we gave out a grant to Flying Horse Farms to support their “spotlight club” program….

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What it’s all about

Hello everybody! This is Samuel Gracida writing about Sam’s Fans mission! (I am Sam’s Fans new Operating Director, I even got business cards now with my new title!) I will try to write a blog post every Tuesday. And I’ll try my best so be on the lookout for that!
Today I wanted to reflect on our mission and all that is happening at Sam’s Fans….

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Another busy weekend!

Sam’s Fans!
Its busy over here at the SF HQ!  The last few weeks have been full and I wanted to keep you updated on all the haps!
For starters, let’s give it up for this guy!
My friend Daniel Goldberg is a rockstar!  Not only did he  learn an entire language for his Bar Mitzvah but he also had to put together an awesome 9-hole golf scramble and raised $3600 for Sam’s Fans.  …

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Delivery Day!

I woke up this morning with a spring in my step … tempered just a touch by the Blue Jackets home loss last night but oh well, playoffs nonetheless!  I digress
Today was delivery day to Cincinnati with a side of Dayton!  I got my people off to school and came home to quickly pack the car!…

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Big Night for Sam’s Fans

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hi Sam’s Fans!  Last night was a huge night for me!  I mean HUGE!
I think lots of you are aware that I am a big fan of Mat Kearney (pronounced car-knee)  Last night I attended a Mat Kearney concert right here in my home town of Columbus!  He is traveling on the Tour De Compadres with NeedToBreathe and Welshley Arms and John Mark McMillan.  …

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