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CINCINNATI – Michael Dillingham was born with Cerebral Palsy and comes from a long line of musicians. Two non-profits came together to give the 18-year-old, of Kennedy Heights, the chance to live his dream.

Melodic Connections, Cincinnati’s only music therapy non-profit, will give more than 500 people the chance to not only make music and find their voice, but also to overcome developmental disabilities in the process. It’s where Dillingham spends his days learning, connecting and making music.

Dillingham can play the guitar thanks to May We Help, which was founded by Bill Deimling in 2009. To date, he and more than 100 volunteers, have invented and created tools to help the disabled live their dreams and pursue their passions across the country.

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