"Three months after the operation, Marya Woyiwada wheeled her mother to a piano in a public lounge on the second floor of The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus.
Woyiwada was in a wheelchair and still wearing a helmet — the bone flap in her skull had yet to be replaced — when she took her place at the piano. Some sheet music had been left behind.
Woyiwada looked at the piece, the second movement of Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique, adjusted her hands on the keyboard, and played. Beautifully.
Marya was near tears. Woyiwada’s performance proved to Marya — and everyone else — that the ‘old Allison’ was still there, deep inside a muddled brain."
Exerpt published on September 27, 2014 in The Ottawa Citizen
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