Thursday, November 19, 2009

Music Made Simple - The BabyStep Method

Mikayla Morin, a second grader along with her brother, Alex Morin a kindergartner, both students at Indialantic Elementary School in Brevard County, are conducting several book signings for their newly released book Music Made Simple-The BabyStepMethod at Florida Institute of Technology and local libraries in Brevard County, in the hopes of generating enough funds. The sales of the book will to be used to purchase keyboards and books for children with life threatening illness that are hospitalized during the Christmas holiday season.

Last year the duo and their parents, gave 20 keyboards and 20 DVDs with hand-written notes to twenty children in Arnold Palmer Hospital oncology department. This holiday season they will give to Arnold Palmer again and also to Florida Hospital. The Morins objective is to add one hospital each year.

Jade Smith of the Child Life Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando said of their endeavor, "The gifts you brought for us will provide lots of enjoyment for the hospitalized children but more importantly, it helps them know there are people who care about them. This sense of caring and comfort gives them encouragement throughout their stay at the hospital. Giving something to help others is a rewarding thing to do. You should feel good about your good deed."

The book will be sold at all the Florida Tech home games and at the following book signings:

at 6:00pm on Dec. 10th at Martin Luther King Library; 955 East University Blvd.; Melbourne, Fkriuda 32905

and at 1:00pm on Dec 12th at the Melbourne Beach Library.

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Donn Miller-Kermani said...

These children are so loving and giving of themselves. By providing these keyboards, they are sharing their love of music with those children who have encountered tremendous obstacles in their lives. I commend not only the children but their parents as well for teaching them to be so unselfish.

The DVD Music Made Simple along with the book are available at

Karen Bransky said...

How wonderful to see self-less children! This act of kindness and giving to other children is great to see. Good job to the parents aswell!

groovy said...

oh my gosh i love this book its so inspiring and to know this was also going to a good cause i had to get one. its amazing and so inspiring to know that a little girl at this age can be so infleuntial in so many lives of young sick children,and i have to get one of those dvd's for my daugthers christmas. my freinds had already baugth a few books and they loved it now we are all racing to see who finishes it first but a good book like this you have to take your time to read. god bless you guys for giving those sickly young kids in the hospitals a christmas to remember and sherish and have a wonderful christams and keep the good work up!!!.