Yes, there is a reason to play viola after all! ;-)
Marco Roberto Sousa Jr. loves playing the viola — even more so now that the stringed instrument may have saved his life.
Eighth-grader Marco, 13, was walking home from Hastings Middle School on Thursday when he was hit by an SUV. Luckily for him, the viola took the worst of the blow, its hardshell plastic case serving as a cushion to spare Marco from more serious injury. As it was, he sustained a fractured hip, a concussion and facial cuts and bruises in the accident.