David Pate - Everyone's Favorite Guitar Tech

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Everyone's favorite guitar tech, David Pate, has a professional career spanning decades with artists such as: King's X, Joe Bonamassa, Bad Company, Buckcherry and currently with Sevendust.  During the current tour, David became ill and was not getting better, even with antibiotics.  Unfortunately, he was hospitalized on Feb 18th in New Haven, CT.  Undergoing countless testing procedures, he was finally diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia.  He was released and cleared to fly home to Houston to begin cancer treatment but had a setback moments before boarding his flight home and had to be hospitalized once again in New Haven.  It's now been 17 days; he's had a reaction to some medication and remains hospitalized until the proper meds and strength are rebuilt to make the flight home. Hairy Cell Leukima is a very rare form but, is also most prone to remission and healing.  Dave will be back doing what he loves with guitar in-hand.  He has amassed hundreds of friends through his touring career and could now use the help he's offered to so many others.
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Hello everyone.
Due to a slight complication, Dave wasn't able to fly home as planned a few weeks ago. He has undergone more testing and it's been determined that he will start cancer treatment in New Haven, CT. This is finally a positive step in the right direction as previous attempts to get him strong enough for air travel home have failed three times. Now the focus will be solely on the Leukemia. I can't begin to share the appreciation he feels for the positivity and generosity from everyone.
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3/12 update..it seems Dave is strong and stable enough to finally fly home tomorrow. He received good news in that a medical team is waiting for him in Houston and therapy should begin immediately. If all goes as planned, he will receive 5 treatments which should allow remission of the Hairy Cell Leukemia. His spirits and enthusiasm are at an all time high. Thank you all for the continued support!
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The outpouring of generosity, support and well-wishes has been overwhelming thus far. Thanks to each and everyone of you and lets keep this going!!!
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