A new dedicated space within Brenner Children’s will bring music as a healing therapy to young people suffering from pain, chronic illness and serious injury.
Brenner Children’s is the fifth location in the country and the only one in the Southeast to offer Sophie’s Place, a music therapy room named in honor of Sophie Rose Barton, a young singer-songwriter and musician who served as a volunteer at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. When Sophie passed away unexpectedly at the age of 17, her parents wanted to create a place that celebrated Sophie’s love for music and her desire to help others. Sophie’s Place was born to carry on her legacy.
Sophie’s Place was made possible through a network of friends that stretches from High Point, N.C., to Salt Lake City.
- Sophie’s parents, Kent and Anne-Marie Barton
- The Forever Young Foundation, founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young
- Jason and Jeff Harris, brothers and owners of Furnitureland South in High Point
- A legion of donors across North Carolina who believed in the importance of creating this space at Brenner Children’s
“We were thrilled to help make this a reality here at Brenner Children’s,” said Jason Harris of Furnitureland South. “This room is absolutely spectacular. We have a heart for Brenner Children’s, and we’re fortunate as a business to be able to give.”