The Miracle of Blind Love Is Warming Hearts Across the World this Holiday Season

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At the tender of age of seven, Dave Love endured a horrific farming accident which left him in a coma for several weeks. After nothing short of a miracle, he awoke and started on the long journey to recovery. Albeit the permanent loss of taste, smell and vision, Dave has maintained a weekly vigil of musically touching the souls of visually impaired women.

Blind love can convince you that through inspiration, perseverance and hours of practice, your heart can truly be warmed this holiday season.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Dave Love is one of those miracles that cannot be fully explained. At the age of seven, while visiting his grandfather’s farm, Dave was involved in an unfortunate accident involving some hay equipment. One side of his skull was crushed along with losing both of his eyes. Although there was minimal hope, he surprised everyone when he awoke from a seven week long coma. It was at that point that the long road to recovery and a whole new life began.

Therapy and recovery is never easy and in Dave’s case, it was even more challenging due to his loss of sight, taste and smell. Through the encouragement of his mother, several students from the local college started coming to the Love household to teach Dave music. Braille music was not available at the time, so these sessions required hours of taped recordings and hands on practicing. Even though it seemed insurmountable at times, Dave realized that music was his true calling in life.

Just to be different, Dave successfully went on to complete two college degrees in behavioral science and music therapy. In combining both of his talents, he obtained a therapy position at the Mary Culver Home in Kirkwood, Missouri and works with visually impaired women. On any given Tuesday, one can find a room full of women anxiously awaiting the melodic sounds coming from the grand piano. Although these women cannot see the maestro, Dave Love knows that each time his fingers gently stroke the ivory keys, their hearts and souls are being touched in an angelic way.

During regular music therapy, Dave will take the women residents on a magical trip starting in Chicago and ending in Los Angeles. The guitar strums "Route 66" while pre-recorded car sounds play in the background. They stop along the way with acclaimed songs "Meet Me In St. Louis" and "Oklahoma Oh What A Beautiful Morning". Dave says "In each major city, I ask the group if they have been there. If they have, I have them share their memories of being in that particular city". This type of music therapy allows the women to share similar experiences and relive fond memories.

Through the years, Dave Love has realized that music can be therapy to anyone regardless of the challenges they face in their life. To this end, he has successfully recorded three full length albums to share with the world. The latest CD entitled “Music to My Ears” was released in November 2005. It offers an array of upbeat tempo songs like “Christmas in July” to the soft and tender sounds of “Beach Walk”. Regular retail on one CD is $15.00 but as a holiday special, Dave is offering an exclusive autographed collection of all three CD’s for a combined price of $40.00 plus shipping and handling. Purchases can be made at http://www.davelovemusic.com and all proceeds will be used to further Dave's music therapy career.

“Blind love can convince you that through inspiration, perseverance and hours of practice, your heart can truly be warmed this holiday season.” - Dave Love

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