In 2004, 11-year-old Destiny Dyer, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, received her personalized “song of love”. A professionally produced music video of “Destiny’s Song” was also made for her. Destiny stared in the video along with country artists Tammy Cochran, Deborah Allen and Anita Cochran. When Destiny was born, the doctors said she wouldn’t live past her first birthday. After the video, you will see Destiny 17 years later talking how her song gave her hope and encouragement throughout her life. The song was written by Carl Allocco, Tammy Cochran, Deborah Allen and Anita Cochran. Please click this link to listen to “Destiny’s Song” and watch her touching video afterwards.
Songs of Love Foundation is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates personalized and uplifting songs for children and teens struggling with a life-threatening illness or disability–free of charge. Each “song of love” is professionally produced with lyrics containing the child’s name and references to all of his or her favorite activities, things, people, and pets. Songs are written and performed in the musical style that the child likes best (Pop, R&B, Rap, Rock, Alternative, etc.), by a variety of loving and talented professionals. The organization is named after a song called “Songs of Love” that Julio Beltzer (twin brother of Songs of Love Foundation founder John Beltzer’s) wrote just two months before he died on April 12, 1984.