Injured Marine Finds His Voice Again With MusiCorps

Program helps wounded warriors who want to learn to play music.

— -- Marine Lance Cpl. Tim Donley is a gifted musician, but while he was deployed in Afghanistan, a bomb blew up resulting in the loss of both his legs and seriously damaging his right arm.

But now, Donley has found his voice again as part of MusiCorps band of wounded warriors.

MusiCorps is the brainchild of composer and pianist Arthur Bloom.

After that meeting, Bloom committed to helping that solider along with any other wounded warrior who wanted to learn how to play music, and MusiCorps was born.

There, Waters ran the band through rigorous rehearsals. "I don't treat them like wounded guys, I treat them like musicians," Waters said. "And that is why they're so good."

And though the band plays at a professional level, Bloom and Donley, that's just the beginning. The two hope to expand the reach of the music rehabilitation program in the coming years.

"Now we work with about 50 a year. And Walter Reed is still full of very injured patients," Bloom told Raddatz.

For Marine Tim Donley, life is great right now. He recently got married, and is enjoying performing and helping to teach the country a little more about injured service members.

"When people let me know that I help them understand a little more about all these guys and what they go through," Donley said. "It doesn't get any better than that."