MCSO deputy injured in the line of duty discovers music therapy for children during recovery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) - A nightmare turned into a dream he never thought possible.

In 2016, Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Wisda was shot in the line of duty while performing a traffic stop. During his recovery, he picked up his passion for music and learned to play the guitar.

"My wife didn't want me sitting around playing video games for two months, being a bump on a log," he said. "[I] started taking lessons, fell in love with it. [I've] been an avid student of guitar and music theory since."

But the music Brian was making is out of the ordinary. Producing records first of its kind, he later used neuroscience and binaural beats, creating a form of music therapy for children with ADHD.

"It sounds like music, but it's functional sound," he said. "If you know anything about kids with ADHD who take stimulant medications, the side effect of that imbalance is they have a burst of energy in the evening."

While creating his music, Brian practiced on his oldest son, Cale, who was diagnosed with ADHD.

"It would not surprise me to have to spend one, two or three hours to sit in Cale's bedroom at night to make sure he didn't get out of bed like any other kid would," he said. "He fell asleep to me playing random notes, just practicing. A couple of nights later, I did the same thing and he said, 'hey dad, I really like that,' so I did it again and he seemed to fall asleep faster."

Now, three years later and on February 15, Brian's full album "ADHD Lullaby" has launched on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, where the 15-track record has been streamed thousands of times across the world.

"The album is designed to be played in order," Ware said. "Everything in that album is on purpose right down to the beats per minute of every song."

Brian says he hopes the album helps other parents and children who struggle with ADHD to find the answer to sleep problems.