“The Healing Harp” Auction Raises Over 15K to Benefit People Living with SCI/D

A WORLD CLASS HARP BUILT BY A WHEELCHAIR USER

 
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) has just concluded an on-line auction of “The Healing Harp”, a world class Concert Grand Harp built by George Flores — a master harp builder/technician and wheelchair user.

The winning bid of the auction was $15,503. Proceeds will benefit people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) nationwide.

Image of the Healing Harp. To the left of the harp is the builder who is standing in a standing wheelchair.

When: March 12-22, 2012.

Where: Ebay. Access Harp Auction Here.

About the Harp: Custom-built Venus Aria model Grand Concert harp, ID# 3653 in natural finish with hand-painted soundboard and handpicked special veneers along with the high performance technology package valued at $40,000 for the fully customized harp. Includes a full cover set, matching wood music stool and stand, and a harp transport cart. The harp will also come with a 5-year warranty courtesy of Venus Harps.

Flores, an NSCIA member who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in 2004, created his 47-string harp with the aid of a stand-up wheelchair that allowed him to build, calibrate, and tune at the highest places of this tall symphonic instrument. He chose NSCIA as the beneficiary of his labor of love due to their support in navigating doctors and securing a stand-up wheelchair during his rehabilitation.

Read more about George.

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Interview with George

Musician Merry Miller Playing The Healing Harp