I first learned of a neurological disorder called Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC) a few years back, when a mother of a child with ACC contacted me to tell me how much her son enjoyed my music. Sandie and I have kept in touch since then, and she writes a wonderful blog that serves as an invaluable resource for the ACC community.
So I was naturally moved to share the note that I received earlier this week from a father of a child with ACC:
Hi, Rachel. I’ve recently recorded an album of songs that was released today and I’m going to give all of the proceeds from sales to the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum. My son, Bowie, has ACC and though he’s doing wonderfully, I remember not having many resources to collect on the disorder. Your website was one of the sites that helped my wife and I learn more about how music can help children with ACC. My aim, with this album, is to promote awareness as well as raise funds. I hope you like the music. Thanks so much, Michael Fitch.
I had a chance to listen to a portion of the album, titled Après La Guerre (you can do so on iTunes or CD Baby) and was impressed! It’s not a children’s CD, but many children will benefit as a result of it.
I’m always moved by people who use their talent to help others. That’s why I became a music therapist in the first place. Thank you, Michael, for the work you’re doing, and sharing it with us. For more information, you can visit his blog, Songs-I-Meant-To-Say.