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Published November 11, 2010, 03:08 PM

Henning woman completes music cart mission

(WDAY TV) - An Otter Tail County, Minnesota woman has fulfilled a dream of helping veterans in every state with music. It all started at the VA-Medical Center here in Fargo.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Sharon Thiel of Henning wanted to do something in memory of her husband who served in the military and so she raised money and made sure every VA-Hospital in America installed a special Music Cart. Complete with CD's and a Music Player.

“Started it because of my son when his father was on a respirator and tubes in arms, he could not stand the medical sound so he brought in music with permission from medical staff.”

And after that, the family spent the next few years getting music centers installed in VA hospital I-C-U units nation wide.