Michelle Get Well Story
Over the years, numerous studies have shown that words of comfort and love can improve the healing process. It has also been proven that music and prayers can promote healing. Recently, a family showed us how a VoiceQuilt could combine all of these winning elements – encouraging messages, prayers and music – to help a young woman named Michelle before and after her breast cancer surgery.
Michelle’s mother, Joyce, wanted to encourage her daughter prior to treatment and through a lengthy recovery. After learning about VoiceQuilt, she recruited family and friends to leave messages to sustain Michelle through the difficult months ahead. Because Michelle and her father are avid music fans, she asked Michelle’s sister, Rebecca, to add music to the VoiceQuilt that was meaningful to Michelle.
Using VoiceQuilt’s toll-free telephone number, caring souls called by the dozens. Friends put Michelle’s name on prayer lists across the country, and people who had never even met Michelle left prayers and scripture readings. Rebecca searched for music online that referenced these passages and uploaded them to the VoiceQuilt, along with additional musical selections she knew would inspire her sister.
Michelle listened to a portion of this musical prayer chain prior to surgery. After returning home from the hospital, her mother gave her a beautiful keepsake box that plays all of the messages. Michelle tells us that she is healing well and plans to use the keepsake to store her many get-well cards and e-mails.