Music helped him heal | When we listen

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As a 10-year-old leukemia patient, Simon was determined he wouldn’t let his diagnosis prevent him from performing in musical theater. He talks with his friend Andrea about persuading his mother to let him audition, and his belief that doing what he loved helped him heal.

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StoryCorps Producer: Rachel Hartman
Facilitated by: Mitra Bonshahi
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