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Live acoustic music soothes patients with critical illness as they go to see the doctor
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coolpinkone
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August 15, 2018 - 1:33 pm
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The $100 in his pocket was supposed to be a gift from his grandma to buy Christmas presents for his family and friends.

But Michael Morton just couldn't get the flute out of his head.

The Nashville teen had wanted to play the instrument since he was small. But the chorus always came in reply: "Little boys don't play the flute."

It was time he did.

Michael Morton has made it his mission to play music in places that don't have a lot of money but are serving people who need a bit of happiness. Lacy Atkins, The Tennessean

So the 14-year-old took his grandma's money, detoured to a pawn shop on Broadway, and spent $68 on the instrument, slender and sleek, he had always wanted.

"I felt like I had gold in my hands," the now 55-year-old Morton says.

He would spend the next four decades sharing that gift with others, playing for those living in homeless shelters and bringing peace to sick patients on their way to see the doctor.

But first, Morton taught himself to play. At home, he harmonized with Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder records.

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Great story, thanks for sharing, Toni. 

A friend's quite ancient and often grumpy dad is having his first music therapy session today! Hope it's the charm.

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@bocaholly

I hope it goes well for your friends dad.

I just loved the way the article started....100 to buy Christmas gifts .....and how he felt when he held the flute...Like it was gold....

It really warmed my heart.

"Music, music
Music makes the people come together
Music mix the bourgeoisie and the rebel"  - Madonna

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