"The music gives me energy and it makes me feel good..."

Ten years ago, Sean Dawkins was the innocent victim of a drive by shooting. He spent the next four months in a coma with a traumatic brain injury. After waking from his coma, Sean was wheelchair bound, unable to see clearly and understandably angry about his fate.

After undergoing extensive rehabilitation, Sean was able to live on his own. That’s when he got involved with the Well–Tuned: Music Players for Health program. He worked with the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function to develop a customized playlist.

“The music gives me energy and it makes me feel good. I don’t think about the bad stuff or how far I came from. I just do the best I can.”

While it has been a long ten years for Sean, he is able to walk haltingly so the wheelchair no longer limits him. He is currently studying for his GED and after that, he would like to go to college.

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