CD for Kids with (and without) Cancer

 
Raised: $28,247.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Alastair Moock

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In July of 2012, one of my twin girls was diagnosed with leukemia. After about a week of walking around the hospital like a zombie, I went home and got my guitar. Some of the brightest m... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Alastair Moock on September 24, 2012

In July of 2012, one of my twin girls was diagnosed with leukemia. After about a week of walking around the hospital like a zombie, I went home and got my guitar. Some of the brightest moments of the next hospital-bound month, both for me and my daughter, were spent singing and writing songs. I can speak from experience that music truly can heal.

Now I want to offer what Clio and I discovered in that hospital room to other kids struggling through similar things. Though it will include several cancer-specific songs, this won't be a "cancer" album. It'll be a "life" album: a collection of songs about appreciating the little things, coping with hardship, and embracing the struggle. The title is "Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids."

I'm very excited to head into the studio this January with some of my very favorite musicians (including Chris Smither, Rani Arbo, Mark Erelli and 2013 Grammy nominees Aoife O'Donovan, Elizabeth Mitchell and The Okee Dokee Brothers) as well as a large cadre of kid singers and a patient-and-siblings chorus.

My intention is to make this album a free resource for patients and pediatric oncology programs around the country. Therapists and child life specialists will be able to add this CD to their arsenal of tools aimed at helping kids cope with cancer. I don't believe there's another album like this available anywhere.

Every donation to this page will help me cover not only the costs of production (around $15,000 including manufacturing) but also an initial campaign to get the music into the hands of kids in hospitals around the country. We'll officially release the album in July of 2013 but I plan to have everything finished by mid-spring. You should get your advanced copies and other rewards by May (show tickets are available immediately).

So. That's the story. Before I let you go, I'd like to share one of the songs that we plan to record for the album. Clio and I co-wrote it in the hospital last summer and recorded this little demo on my computer: http://soundcloud.com/amoock/im-a-little-monkey.

Thanks so much for your support!
Alastair Moock
www.moockmusic.com

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Very very nice ..... our best wishes .....

posted by Angie Ng 3 months ago

These are awesomely creative and talented people blessed with twin joy but sadly one of their little princesses is seriously ill. Check out his kids music, and her writing. I have enjoyed following their journey, reading her words and all of us love his music...check them out :-)

posted by Corina Claire Chen Paul 15 months ago

Very Inspirational!!!

posted by Dorothy West 18 months ago

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Our best wishes to you and your wife and Clio and Elsa.

 
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Maureen Woodhall

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Just got the CD. Thanks so so much. I want another advance copy for a friend who is undergoing cancer treatment right now. She's not a kid but she is very brave and will love your CD. Please put "For Pam" on the CD. I want a copy of Jane's book too (for me!) Very best wishes to all of you. Maureen

 

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