Big Frank Harrison's Big Heart Fund
For all of you who have asked to help, that are able to help, your support and generosity will help this incredible man, his two daughters and wife get through the challenges of the next several months. All of the money raised will go directly to any medical bills and household bills to help sustain his family while he cannot work.
You may know Big Frank Harrison in different ways, from different time periods: starting from the early punk days in LA, to manager of Zed Records in Long Beach CA, as stage manager for Goldenvoice, as owner of Nemesis Records, bass player for Carry Nation, as Big Frank the tattoo artist with 20+ years under his belt, or as Frank the Reiki Healer, animal lover and co-owner of Healing Hands Animal Care.
Regardless of how or when you first met him, if you know Frank then you know he is a gentle and kind man with upstanding values, integrity and a HUGE HEART. He believes in a world where love wins.
Healing Hands Animal Care
Big Frank Tattoos
It has been quite a while since I have sent out an update and honestly, I have been waiting for news on either end of the spectrum. It has been a challenging year since Frank's heart attack and surgery, but it was without a doubt, made lighter knowing you are out there supporting his recovery and thinking and praying for us.
The one year anniversary of his heart attack was April 22, 2017. The doctors use that one year marker as an important indication of recovery. Up until about three weeks ago, we were concerned about his rate of recovery. Frank found himself fatigued and low energy. Getting back to work was not an option for him.
However, I am happy to report that he has finally turned a corner (thank god!). After speaking recently with his cardiologist, it seems that his heart is back to functioning within a normal percentage rate and his medications are at the correct levels to maintain his health. He is now experiencing a boost of energy, feels upbeat and is able to do some light work again.
On May 25th, 2017, we were honored to be invited to the Memorial Hospital Annual Survivor's Event. Frank was one of five survivors chosen to be represented at this event. These survivors, by all odds, should not have made it, but they did!
We were reunited with the Ambulance/EMT Team, Firefighters, Emergency Room Nursing Team, and even the Dispatcher who talked Bella through the incredible CPR she gave her father. It was a beautiful, moving event and was so wonderful to hug each and every person who contributed to saving Frank's life on that harrowing day. It was truly so meaningful.
On a more upbeat note and looking forward, Frank has published and released his book about his former record label Nemesis Records and is looking forward to a book signing tour in Southern California.
He is also working on releasing a benefit record, which a friend has offered to produce, featuring 12 bands who generously donated tracks for this album, including several previously unreleased tracks. This will be a limited edition release on colored vinyl, for you record collectors out there!
We are continuing to move forward one day at a time, count our blessings, and cherish the time we have together as a family. We could not have come this far without your love. Thank you to each and every one of you. <3 Cara, Frank, Bella, Regina
We are so grateful for your prayers, love and support.
Big Frank Harrison was a huge part of my late teens and early 20s. His band The Legendary Carry Nation's shows were nothing short of, uh, legendary (for lack of a better word) and my many visits to the late, great Zed Record store were made even more memorable whenever Frank was behind the counter. Best wishes for a full recovery, Sir.
Prayers for a quick recovery!
Happy Birthday, Frank. So glad to see you're on the mend. Ginger, Penny and Ignatz send love and kitty kisses.