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Cancer survivor, daughter share music, hope with others

by UofL Today last modified Mar 31, 2010 04:22 PM

Brooke Hicks and her daughter Robin regularly play music for patients at University Surgical Associates, located in the University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center.

Cancer survivor, daughter share music, hope with others

Brooke Hicks, right, and her daughter, Robin.

Hicks, a 10-year cancer survivor, received treatment from UofL Department of Surgery Chair Kelly McMasters, MD, PhD.

“Arts can help take your mind away from the pain,” she said. “It is wonderful what it can do for those who are ill. We can help to turn a gray day into a happy day.”

The two of them play in the waiting rooms of doctors’ offices, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

“When I visit the oncologist offices, I can tell them I am a 10-year survivor,” Hicks said, “and that gives them hope.”

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