Scientific Arts Foundation
August 1, 2009
I work within the breast cancer community in St. Louis and have had countless miraculously positive experiences with the Scientific Arts Foundation, specifically Amy Camie and her music. I will TRY to condense these experiences to specific venues. Most importantly, Amy have gifted me with CD's to put into the hands of patients struggling with the side-effects of breast cancer treatments. The stories I have heard as a result of my clients' experiences with this music is beyond profound. I have chills all over my body and tears in my eyes as I recall some of the stories...sleep achieved with the help of her music made many of my clients feel more able to move through the rest of life (motherhood, professional, wife, friend) more peacefully and feeling more 'like themselves'. Amy has presented to all of the support groups/educational programs I have ever requested. Everyone loves her and feels the spirit of her intention instantly. I've witnessed miracles within these 'presentations' as well...tears and joy too. Some women, feeling consumed by sadness or anger, felt relief as she played her music for them in person. A day after one of Amy's presentations, a woman I knew for years struggled with grief and anger said she resisted coming to the Amy's talk because she only liked the 'clinical' presentations to keep up with research, etc. She said with tears in her eyes, "I felt different after Amy played. I took her CD and played it when I got home. I cried tears that I hadn't allowed and slept more deeply than I have in years. I plan on making her music a part of my every day, thank you."
With years of stories like this one accummulated in my heart, it's difficult to put into words the "experience" I've had with Amy and the Scientific Arts Foundation.
I also want to note I appreciate the foundation's commitment to clinically document the effects of the music...I know that is what it will take to get it into the hands of more cancer patients and others who would benefit.
As a caregiver, I use Magic Mirror and the other CD's as a way of taking care of myself.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the lives of the cancer patients exposed to Amy's music on physical, emotional and mental levels...and then some.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
its clarity of intention. There is no ego involved. The Scientific Arts Foundation wants to help empower individuals in their own healing.
Ways to make it better...
everyone diagnosed with cancer was handed the Magic Mirror CD. The research had documented a change in "chemo brain" which is one of the worst side-effects my clients speak of.
One thing I'd also say is that...
I am grateful, professionally and personally, for the Scientific Arts Foundation.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I work as patient care coordination at Medical West, serving women after they have breast cancer surgery. I also facilitated a breast cancer support group for nine years and provide clinical education to medical professionals/support groups on body image.