In 2006, Grand Rapids Symphony violinist Diane McElfish Helle’s father found himself in a neuro-intensive care unit in Pittsburgh.
The Grand Rapids Symphony musician, naturally, went to visit him with violin in hand, hoping to cheer him up with music.
Diane McElfish Helle soon realized she was doing much more.
When she started playing, the nurses opened the glass door so they could hear the music, too. Soon people started coming from all across the hospital floor,...