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Music soothes body and spirit at children’s hospital
San Francisco Chronicle

A recent Wednesday, 3:21 p.m.: As Oliver Jacobson sang soft lullabies at the bedside of sleeping 7-month-old Maia Mead in the pediatric cardiac ICU, the tangle of wires and blinking monitors attached to her seemed to disappear. Her eyes slowly opened and she began to follow his strumming hand. “Medical specialists may help to heal the physical body, but Oliver and his music heal the heart, soul and spirit. He has played a big part in Maia’s recovery,” said Rizza Mead, who’s watched Jacobson sing to her daughter twice a week for most of her life.