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Album for my mother fighting cancer

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Raised by 49 people in 7 months
Hello, My name is Jonathan Rosario-Price I am a student, artist and currently a cast member on the Fine Bros. Youtube show “Adults React”. I am currently trying to raise money to press my sophomore album (Into the Pink by Dramathan) on vinyl so I can dedicate it to my mother who is fighting terminal stage IV cancer.
 
With the timeline given to my mother I’ve had to come to terms with a lot of things.  The harsh reality is that my mother will not see my siblings or myself reach our fullest potential. Therefore, we are harshly awakened from childhood dreams of buying our mom a new house or being financially stable enough to send her traveling around the world before then end, but this is something I can do. I can get this album created.  My love letter to the people who supported us and my homage to tough/intelligent women who helped mold me. Women like my mom. This would be my greatest tangible gift to her. With your help of course. 
 
I wrote this 13 track album during her cancer’s remission and comeback.  It documents the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The album’s title was inspired by Jayne Mansfield’s Pink Palace, a lush pink Mansion doused in pink, exterior sprayed with quartz (a crystal that promotes gentle love and fierce dispelling of darkness), and decorated in heart-shaped everything. It symbolized Mansfield’s and (husband) Mickey Hargitay’s love for one and other. A house of love.  This is the house I hoped to create only this time through song. A house of love and security. A house whose head used their power and might to protect all those locked behind its doors. Never to hurt or silence them. A house of the kind that I didn’t grow up in until my mother saved us from unrelenting domestic abuse.  A house that transcends being just another building, a home.
 
To be honest it’s hard to ask for help, but I will do anything for my mother. To see her smile during these trying times is what I live for. Right now all funds go towards our home, my three younger brothers and of course medical bills.  Needless to say there are no extra funds to spend on making an album.  This would mean the world to me and my family because your donation not only helps bring a dream to fruition, it also helps my mother financially. All proceeds from the sale of Into the Pink will go to helping my mother. Thank you.
 
Love and Respect,
 
Jonathan Rosario-Price
 
 
 
P.S. I love you, Mom! Thank you for the teenage nickname which is now my band name.
 
Breakdown:
 
-$250 will go towards 100 pink cassette tapes (including digital download code) released by Kerchow Records  with limited edition alternative album art. 
 
-$300 for mastering through Landr and a year of hosting fees for streaming sites such as: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music etc.

-$2450 to have Into the Pink pressed on pink vinyl (300 copies) with full color jackets for the dedication to my mother and color labels.
 
Tentative release date is Feb 14 of 2019 but will be released ASAP if reached before.
 
All writing and instruments performed by Dramathan using only a guitar, iphone and a little magick.

Listen to the title track here. 


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Kathleen Huerta (my mother) is a 55 years-young Chicana, activist, mother and all around bad ass who received her masters from UC Berkeley in Social Welfare. A year ago my mother underwent a radical hysterectomy to remove most of her cancer.  After months of chemotherapy her cancer went into remission until July of this year.  She is currently undergoing aggressive chemotherapy that is causing her mouth and throat to blister making it hard to eat. She will continue chemotherapy until the fight is over. 34190712_1541276383720980_r.jpegHow mom spent her birthday this October.  Still smiling!
34190712_1541276433401854_r.jpegMe talking about how much I love my mother on FBE's Youtube Channel.
34190712_1541276493641548_r.jpegOnce you've been silenced you never forget how important your voice is. Here is us voting.
34190712_1541276754439199_r.jpegMom showing my sister and I what a feminist looks like.  Always promoting inclusivity in her activism whether it be in the Fresno chapter of the Brown Berets or Act Up!
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Hello, the doctors have declared my mother has healed enough to proceed with chemo starting this Thursday. Thank you for all of your help and support. As for the vinyl, tracks have been mixed, and remastered! Now vocals are more prominent and some guitar leads (that were rather muted on the first release) can be heard. Of course we released the tape before my mother’s last surgery because it was unknown if she could pull through such a major surgery. We are so close to our goal of pressing the vinyl! If we do not reach the goal we will either release a smaller amount or sacrifice the color. All proceeds from the album will still go to my mother and that’s the most important thing, but time is a major factor. Thank you all so much. I love you all. Jonathan
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Update! After the release of the tape to raise money for the vinyl our family learned her cancer had spread. The good news is that our mother is having her surgery on March 19. Thank you for all your love and support. We only have 7 of the pink transparent tapes left and can be purchased (digital download code included) here: https://dramathantheband.bandcamp.com/merch
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The good, the bad, and the pink! Thanks to kind hearts like you we have the album on all streaming platforms and limited edition tapes availble here: https://dramathantheband.bandcamp.com
Each comes with a digital download of the album and unlimited streaming. They are selling fast❣️ All proceeds from tapes both glitter and transparent pink will go to the vinyl pressing. We are so close to hitting our goal. Unfortunately, after a couple of doctor visits and once emergency room one we learned my mother’s tumor has spread to her colon. We will find out the surgery date soon. We are still keeping positive. Thank you for all the love and I am sending right back at you all. Much love, Jonathan . Please continue to share this gofundme.
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A lot of news! The cover has been shot by the brilliant photographer (Damaris Paz). This photo taken with my iPhone doesn’t give away much, but is a sneak peek into my art direction. As for my mother, we are still waiting for a surgery date, but she has been taken off chemo because it was proving to be ineffective. Her cancer has been staged at stage 3C and still terminal. Thank you for your support. Love Jonathan.
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