Ryan Carney, a realtor/musician in Illinois had discovered that his musical gift carried healing power beyond anything he could of imagined. Ever since he lost his father to cancer, he has been bringing his cello to senior care facilities to play for the residents.
"It's something that's hardly explainable," Carney said. "I'm not a doctor, but I know that music is known to be the universal language. And when language is barricaded by a disease, sometimes music can penetrate that like nothng else can." He began randomly playing his cello at senior care homes in hopes that the music would also touch others with cognitive decline. It was a hit with residents packing the foyers to hear him play.