Gotta Keep the Music Alive
$475 raised
8% of $6k goal
5 contributors
5 Years running
I have been blessed with offers from people wanting to contribute toward my upcoming surgery (see story below). It's humbling to allow myself be supported in this way, and I am incredibly grateful... Friends have figured two ways to make this work: ...
I have been blessed with offers from people wanting to contribute toward my upcoming surgery (see story below). It's humbling to allow myself be supported in this way, and I am incredibly grateful... Friends have figured two ways to make this work: 1) this FB app for online contributions via PayPal, and 2) Deposits to an account that has been set up in my name at Unitus Community Credit Unions throughout Portland (account #193160-00). For questions, contact Larry McQueen (lmcqueen@zzz.com or503-734-9724) For more details on the problem and the fix, read on. Thx & God bless, y'all! ----------------------------------------------------- On Dec 12, surgeons will cut a 2-inch hole in my skull to repair a rare hearing disorder that otherwise will end my life in music. The condition is Superior Canal Dehiscence which causes sound to exit the normal hearing channel and "rattle around in my head." It wreaks havoc on the tinnitus (ringing in the ears), as it ramps up painfully when I am singing or talking for extended periods. The fix involves cutting a 2-inch square "access panel" through my skull, lifting up my brain (assuming they find one) and patching the base of the skull /sealing the ear canal with bone cement. It's typically a 3-day hospital stay, then several quite weeks at home. Could require some therapy to recalibrate my balance system, depending on what they find. Hopefully back onstage in 2-1/2 to 3 months and at the baseline tinnitus level I have been able to manage for 20+ years. Oh, and I get a bill for $12,000 for the portion not covered by insurance. Will post updates here as the time approaches and let you know how my recovery is progressing. God bless, y'all!
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