Hope Week at Yankee Stadium 2011

Yankees players surprised Daniel Trush, 27, who suffered a catastrophic brain aneurysm in March 1997 at the age of 12, along with Daniel’s Music Foundation with a one-hour concert performance on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.  Former Yankee and Latin Grammy-nominee Bernie Williams accompanied the group on guitar with approximately 1,000 DMF friends and family on hand.  Bernie performed “Daniel’s Thank You Song” alongside Daniel on the stage.

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A little background on Daniel.  While Daniel was in the hospital for 341 days, music was found to be a large part of his healing process from the start.  His father sang to him and they constantly had music playing on a stereo in his room.  Afterwards, Daniel started music therapy classes after being released from the hospital, the transformation in him was so incredible the family started “Daniel’s Music Foundation (DMF), a not – for – profit organization which provides free music instruction to individuals with disabilities of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds in the five boroughs of New York City.

 

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