The ‘Music is Medicine Tour’ is a life-changing journey to play music for those who are in need at 50 hospitals and senior centers/facilities in all 50 states. Ryan Brolliar is a teacher and musician who has found purpose in seeing people light up and come alive with the sound of music.
Two years ago Ryan was diagnosed with a tumor in his spine and was prepared with the harsh reality that he may never be able to walk again. After several months of recovery, he was standing on his feet with a new purpose– to do good with what he’s been given and that is the gift of music – to make an impact on those struggling and give them the hope to persevere.
Watch Ryan talk about his story here!
Ryan has since visited and played at more than 40 different hospitals, senior care and hospice facilities in California and Nevada and has witnessed miracles happen through music. Working as a teacher for most of his career, children are near and dear to his heart. As a regular volunteer, Ryan was privileged to play at Rady Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, CA. Always prepared with egg shakers so children can sing and play along, Ryan was able to impact children in all stages of their illness.
Ryan has partnered with the “Alive Inside Foundation” to bring music to senior care facilities and will be traveling to at least one hospital in each of the 50 states in the JAMBULANCE. With the help of friends and family refurbished an old ambulance that already saved so many lives (with over 240k miles) and will now continue to serve the community on this tour. The JAMBULANCE has working ambulance lights and is outfitted with a cool living space for Ryan as he travels across the country. At each hospital, he will sing to children, elderly and more, letting the patients decide his path.
Ryan left San Diego to start his tour on September 1, 2018, to make his way north!
You can track his journey on TrackMyTour to chronicle and allow people to follow his journey. He might be in your city next!
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