Brave: The Healing Power of Art & Music

Brave: The Healing Power of Art & Music

A Workshop Celebrating the Healing Power of the Arts

On December 7, 2017 3-year-old Emelina was being treated for fever and possible sinus infection. It seemed to be a routine illness until the 5th day of treatment when she started to bruise on her chest and belly. Her parents, John & Janine, brought her to the ER at Centre State Hospital in Freehold, NJ never imagining what they would be told a few hours later. Within 24 hours, Emelina went into surgery to have a port placed on the left side of her chest, her first dose of chemo was delivered via a spinal tap and a bone marrow biopsy was performed. Later that day, Emelina was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

At 3 years old, Emelina has gone through more than most of us will go through in the course of our lives. Emelina is doing amazing and has gone through all of this like a true warrior princess. Her happiness and spunk are and always have been in full effect. Her prognosis is wonderful and at the end of this journey she will be a happy, healthy, thriving 5-year-old.

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up” - Emelina is a student of dance, and in addition finds inspiration in many different forms of artistic expression. In a clinical study published by Heather L. Stuckey, DEd and Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH there were found to be direct correlations present between healing outcomes and engagement with the creative arts. BRAVE: THE HEALING POWER OF ART & MUSIC, is an event focused on shining a spotlight on one strong child’s journey and designed to demonstrate art’s power over physiological processes.

Proceeds will be directed to assist in Emelina’s fight as well as leading Leukemia organizations so that others can also be affected by your kindness and generosity.

Please join us as we return to our childlike artistic spirit for what is sure to be a special and beautiful day!

FEATURING:
- 15 Musicians Performing Original Music
- Presentations from Leaders of the Scientific Community Sharing Cutting Edge Research
-Art Therapy Station Offering Guests a Way to Learn About Healing Techniques
-Live Painting - Visual and Physical Creation
-Join Us as We Raise Awareness & Dollars

Donate to Go Fund Me here: gf.me/u/qdtjfx

Maribyrd

Bobby Syvarth

Rick Barth

Jack Tannehill

Rick Krueger

Mike Herz

Lou Tambone Band

Joe Cirotti

$20.00

Tickets

$20 in advance, or $25 cash at the door.

Ticket proceeds will be directed to assist in Emelina’s fight as well as leading Leukemia organizations so that others can also be affected by your kindness and generosity.

Donate to Go Fund Me here: gf.me/u/qdtjfx

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
Stanhope House - Main Stage