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June 3, 2009 – Texas Children’s Cancer Center
by Corbin B.P. Dodge
Purple Songs Can Fly has now reached the top of Mt. Everest! NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried Purple Songs with him on his climb along with a Purple Songs Can Fly/Texas Children’s Cancer Center prayer flag. Parazynski is the first human being to both fly in space and climb to the highest point on Earth!
Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique project that provides a musical outlet for the many children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and their siblings. In this program, which is the first of its kind, the children work with Anita Kruse and other professional composers to write and record their own songs. Using the latest technology in an in-house studio, composers work with the children individually or in small groups to compose, record, and burn songs to disc within short sessions.
Read the blog, “An Astronaut Atop Everest”