|April 30, 2016
|The San Diego Union-Tribune
|Teen’s Legacy Is Music to Patients’ Ears
During the last two years of her life, Ariana Miller fought a punishing battle with congenital heart disease. But one experience that always brightened the Olivenhain teen’s darkest hours was a visit from her music therapist. Before her death in 2008 at the age of 13, Ariana released two albums of songs she wrote and recorded during her music therapy sessions. Her parents, Jeff and Anita Miller, said these sessions allowed their daughter to tap into her emotions in a deeply healing way.