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GHS: Music therapy program could bring healing, peace to cancer patients

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GHS needs your help to get a certified music therapy program in Greenville (Apr. 8, 2014 FOX Carolina) GHS needs your help to get a certified music therapy program in Greenville (Apr. 8, 2014 FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A nationally recognized music therapy program could come to Greenville Hospital System if the community rallies to get it there.

The Jeffrey Frank Wacks Music Therapy program combines uplifting songs and group therapy to create a communal healing process for cancer survivors and patients. Cancer survivors tested the program out Tuesday, as a certified music therapist came to the Greenville Cancer Institute to demonstrate the benefits of the program.

"It certainly looks like fun," said Renee Gossman, who survived indometrial cancer, a form of uteran cancer.

"Anything that can help make this journey less hard ... I don't say easier ... I say less hard, would be phenomenal," said Joanne Costello, who survived breast cancer.

The Wacks program may come to GHS if the public wills it, said therapist Laurie Peebles.

'There are gonna be some groups, as well as some individual sessions, and it's really going to be based on the clients' need," said Peebles of the program.

All it takes is votes; the hospital system who receives the most votes for the program gets it.

To vote so GHS gets the nationally-recognized program, click here.

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