Nine-year-old with Brain Tumor gets to Finish Concert with Friends

December 11, 2014

Sophie with violin

Sophie Fellows, a wispy 9-year-old Vermont girl with a love of the violin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor a day after a painful headache kept her from finishing a holiday concert. A day before her surgery, Sophie’s music teacher and fellow violin students joined her at Boston Children’s Hospital to finish the concert, The Boston Globe reports. With a nervous smile and a Santa hat, Sophie tucked her violin under chin, took a breath and, with a bandage on her right arm holding her IV in place, she began to play with the assembled orchestra.

Read the Initial Globe story and the follow-up story. See coverage on WCVB-TV (and follow-up) and WCAX-TV (and follow-up).

Read about Sophie on Thriving and Insight blogs.

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