When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrived at the State of the Union Address in 2012, she did so to a hug from President Obama and the resounding applause of her U.S. House and Senate colleagues. A little over a year before, on January 8, 2011, she was shot in the head in a chaotic rampage that left six dead and 13 injured. Now retired from Congress, Giffords is a gun control advocate. She’s also an advocate for neurologic music therapy (NMT), which she credits with helping her to regain her speech.

As it turns out, we’ve got an NMT champion right here in the Boston area, too. Meet Brian Harris, president and CEO of MedRhythms.