The OYOU in the News

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"My name is Chris Fullerton and I live in Austin, Texas. I’ve been attending meetings with the OYOU epilepsy support group for a few months now. I have a cerebral AVM (arteriovenous malformation) in the left frontal lobe of my brain which has left me racked with seizures and constant auras. As a working musician, finding others like me who understand what this condition is like, and therefore must maintain similar lifestyles, has been invaluable. Terri, our group leader, has never hesitated to lend a helping hand or words of support, in or outside of our designated meeting times.  I am back on stage now with the help and encouragement of OYOU and look forward to what the future holds for this growing cause in the years to come."

— Chris Fullerton 

"Our family has known Terri Hendrix for many years, both as performing musician and as a family friend. Terri is one of those individuals whose work and spirit span many roles and she brings the highest positive energy to all endeavors. From writer-musician to farming to teaching and beyond, her focus is always "community" as well as simply "how are YOU feeling and what can become better in YOUR life?" Terri Hendrix has mentored our son and helped him find focus and confidence with a serious medical issue, in a way no one else could have. She gathers family and community around her and leads with creative initiatives that never before existed. Terri Hendrix is a songwriter and musician who observes nature and life and reassembles her experiences into songs and shows that bring laughter and loving kindness to all. The OYOU initiative is her brain-child, but will help an entire community find their own voices and bring those new songs to life."

Mark Genfan

Acoustic Spaces

"Terri Hendrix ...

For those whose minds have a disconnect

She knows how to make a re-connect

With songs that open doors

To laughs and tears

That relieve the fears

Of those who cope

With the strangest dreams

And seek the music

That knots torn seams."

Ron and Marie Jager

Price Senior Center

San Marcos, TX

“The first day Terri Hendrix walked through our doors at the emergency shelter, the look on our children’s faces were priceless. They had seen the poster of Terri hanging in my office and they couldn’t believe she was really here. Terri sat right down and began to play music to the children. From then on, the children joined right in and began to make music, sing, and write songs creating priceless memories. When we have children with disabilities,  Terri always finds a way to make them feel included and become one with the music. This experience has opened a whole new world for our children.”

Nena Meadows 

Greater Youth Council

San Marcos, Texas 

"The first time Terri came to perform at our adult cancer camp, it was obvious from minute one that she got it about what we were doing: helping people with cancer to stop thinking and acting as if "cancer" was their identity--giving them opportunities to express other parts of who they are--sometimes parts they hadn't been in touch with since they were kids. I think Terri got it so fast because she has a lot of personal experience at not letting physical challenges be limitations. In her lyrics (poetry of the first order), her music, and just her outlook on life, she speaks to the hearts of the people she encounters. What she has to say to those hearts boils down to, "You are terrific just as you are. Come out and play." It seems only natural that Terri would come up with an idea like OYOU. Judging by the success she has had starting and running her own record label (which has outlived the commercial labels that turned her down years ago), I'm sure OYOU will be a roaring success. Frankly, I think Terri can do whatever she puts her mind to. And what a joy that through OYOU the lives of so many others can be better lives."

Dr. Randy Riddile Chaplain, Director of Pastoral Care Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Sponsoring organization of the semi-annual Bluebonnet Retreat Adult Cancer Camp

"I first met Terri Hendrix about 20 years ago and have since been an enthusiastic follower of her career. Musical talent accounts for but a fraction of her success as an artist and as a businesswoman. She recently proved herself to be a most inspiring teacher and mentor as well in a day-long songwriting workshop for a small group of music majors at the U where she is welcome back anytime."

Mark Erickson

Director of Recording Arts

Texas State University - School of Music

"As the talent buyer for the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, I have had the privilege of working with Terri Hendrix for over 15 years. I have found her to be responsive, affable, ethical, efficient, professional and extremely talented as a performer. She is an expert in music business matters and I feel that I am a fortunate person to have her in my life as a music business associate and friend. She is a remarkable human being."

Nancy Coplin

Music Coordinator Austin-Bergstrom International Airport