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From the Chemo Chair: From My Heart to Your Heart

With COVID-19 leading to measures that restrict visitors and promote distance, the Simms/Mann Letter Writing Project was formed to foster greater connection through letter-writing and musical inspiration. We asked our community of patients to send anonymous letters of hope, wisdom, and warmth to those receiving their first day of chemotherapy, as well as a song that they found inspirational throughout their cancer experience. We hope these healing tunes will bring you some comfort, love, and a sense of togetherness.

Letter Writing Project Playlist – Press Play to start the “playlist”


  • O-o-h Child – The Five Stairsteps
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  • You Will Be Found – Dear Evan Hansen (Musical)
  • The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
  • Life – Matthew Halsall
  • Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  • Living In The Moment – Jason Mraz
  • I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  • K.626 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Morning Glow – Pippin (Musical)
  • Wild Geese – Poem By Mary Oliver performed by Jake Stephens
  • Liebesfreud – Fritz Kreisler
  • Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
  • Gracias A La Vida – Mercedes Sosa
  • Fantaisie- Impromptu (Op.66) – Chopin
  • Survivor – Destiny’s Child

For more information about this project, please contact Sydney Siegel at

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