Clyde Baker - Journey to Cancer Recovery

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Raised by 17 people in 1 month
Last August 2018 we were excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of Baker Performing Arts which is a new 10K Sq. Ft location in Phoenix-Mesa, AZ. Clyde Baker, Owner / Founder, is a graduate of Rutgers Univ. B.A., Univ. of Illinois M.S. & Columbia Univ. Ed.M. with studies at Julliard. Mr. Baker worked at Manhattan School of Music & Temple Univ. College of Music and held positions of Principal, Dean, Teacher, Band / Orchestra and Choral Director in the public schools through University level.
During this GRAND OPENING what everyone did not know was that Mr. Baker was diagnosed with Stage 2 Cancer of the Multiple Myeloma during this same time. Mr. Baker did not let anyone know for over a month because he was in total disbelief. However, his customers, parents and students realized he was not the same, which prompted Mr. Baker to make a public announcement that he had cancer.
36977336_1549840880695601_r.jpegMr. Baker has been going through weekly Chemotherapy treatment ever since last August 2018. Beginning February 11, 2019 Mr. Baker will be going as an outpatient 7-days a week for final preparation before being admitted into Phoenix Mayo Clinic for his Stem / Bone Marrow Transplant in April 2019 for up to 3 weeks followed by 2 weeks of home care. He is not supposed to return to his beloved performing arts studio for an additional 30 days, provided there are no complications. Mr. Baker will not be able to be around people, large crowds and children during this time because his immune system will be very low. He will miss being around what he is so passionate about, Children Performing Arts!

Mr. Baker is not one to discuss his personal problems, let alone ask anyone for help or financial assistance. However, as of today, Mr. Baker is left with mounting medical expenses of $28,000 (after insurance) which will increase drastically after his hospital admittance for Stem / Bone Marrow Transplant in April 2019.

During his absences he will not be able to work with his children’s performing arts studio in Phoenix – Mesa, AZ, which will be a burden for his staff and overall on-going day to day operations.

Therefore, we are asking for any kind of donations to help us get through all of this during Mr. Baker’s absence to help maintain the high quality of services that we provide with our outstanding staff at Baker Performing Arts! Let's come together as a community and support Clyde Baker of Baker Performing Arts!  Baker's heart is all about the Arts!  Thank you for reading. Please donate and spread the word to people you’d like to share this story!

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Just in... Baker’s mom may be passing away any hour or day now, according to her doctors and his dad who is by her side in NJ, due to an aggressive form of Cancer that spread so rapidly! This was sudden just as Baker is going through his final preparation for his own Cancer treatments in AZ.  Baker is totally heartbroken and can’t even think of a word how he’s feeling. Baker’s mom is everything to him... He’s not sure how to move on without her... God, what message are you sending him? This is a lot for him to deal with all at the same time....

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