Please Help Save a Musician (Jorge Gonzalez)
I became aware of a sad situation yesterday. A colleague of mine from my years at Berklee College of Music was diagnosed with Acute Mylegenous Leukemia: Cancer of the blood. He has been fighting his battle for over 2 years, and sadly, because of the laws surrounding Medicare eligibility for treatment of his condition, he has been unable to get the care he needs to increase his chances of survival.
I ask that you visit his donation website and give what you can to help make the $500,000 price tag of the treatments less of a death sentence and more of a chance to live. Through the love and support of his wife, family, friends, and total strangers, Jorge’s life may be saved.
A few years ago, Galaris, with your kind help, was able to raise $42,000 in donations to the Red Cross to help the Hurricane Katrina victims. I am hoping to prove that we musicians can rise to the challenge again and help a fellow musician in need of help.
On a personal note, I have seen cancer in my own family, and understand the toll it can take on a life. We are blessed to have such courageous people who not only have the tenacious will to live, but also the strength to ask for help when they need it most.
I ask that you give whatever you can, and know that you are doing your part to make a huge difference in one important person’s life.