THE SURVIVOR BELL CHOIR

Most days, cancer wards are gloomy, joyless places. But, some days, hope echoes through them loud and clear and bright. Because, some days, patients who finish their last chemo treatment get to ring a bell to signal a turning point in their fight. Hearing one bell is pretty powerful. What if that sound could outlast the moment? Cancer survivors who had each rung their own victory bell came together from across the AdventHealth system to form one united bell choir.

THE SURVIVORS' STORY

In just three days, the (very patient) director of music therapy taught these survivors to read music, ring handbells and play “Silent Night” from start to finish, together. They performed a special concert for a live audience, and their song was recorded for download. All proceeds benefit cancer efforts across AdventHealth.

BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO

These survivors had never met. Most of them had never read music. But they rallied together and learned how to play as one choir in just a few days. This behind-the-scenes peek shows that, even though most of them were finished with treatment, being together was helping a lot of them start to heal.

SURVIVOR STORY VIDEOS - Carilou

SURVIVOR STORY VIDEOS - Dawn

SURVIVOR STORY VIDEOS - Luther

SURVIVOR STORY VIDEOS - Deb

SURVIVOR STORY VIDEOS - Grayson

SURVIVOR STORY VIDEOS - Liliana