Kidd’s Kids CEO and Chief Happiness Officer Caroline Kraddick, along with Music Meets Medicine Founder Dr. J Mack Slaughter, officially opened the doors of the Kidd’s Kids and Music Meets Medicine Therapeutic Arts Room in memory of Kidd Kraddick at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the flagship hospital of Children’s Health.
The room is a special place where kids can look beyond healing their physical conditions and, with the help of music therapists, focus on some of the simple pleasures of childhood. In 2013, Dr. Slaughter and Caroline Kraddick, with support from the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show cast and their loyal listeners, launched a campaign to raise $150,000 to create the room. The room is dedicated in memory of Caroline’s late father, Kidd Kraddick, who also mentored J Mack Slaughter in his “previous life” as a member of Kidd’s boy band Sons of Harmony.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to know that this room will be there to help some very special kids and their families focus on healing through the power of music,” said Dr. Slaughter. “We also will have the ability to help them use the time spent in the hospital to learn new creative skills.”
Caroline Kraddick said, “Thanks to Dr. J Mack Slaughter, the Kidd’s Kids Board of Directors, and of course, all of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show listeners who contributed to this room to honor my dad. We have already made special memories here thanks to the power of music which brings us all together.”
PHOTO (Left to Right) Big Al Mack, Jenna Owens, Caroline Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry, J-Si Chavez.