David Hodge's Recovery Fund

$11,415 of $10k goal

Raised by 153 people in 9 months
Nick Torres
on behalf of David Hodge
 SOUTH EGREMONT, MA

You may know David Hodge as a  friend,  neighbor, teacher, guitarist, blogger, author of several complete idiots guide books, editor of guitarnoise.com or all around good guy.  On July 16th of this year he suffered a stroke.  David is always giving, always there when you need him,  but now he needs your help.

Would you consider contributing the cost of a lesson?  Thanks.   Can't afford a lesson right now?  No matter, whatever you can give, every penny will be appreciated.  Let's pay back some of David's generosity as he works through rehab.

 

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Update 5
Posted by Nick Torres
9 months ago
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WE DID IT!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are all amazing. We had donations from all around the world.

Let's keep on trucking though. I'm going to leave the campaign open through August.

Thanks again,

Nick
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Update 4
Posted by Nick Torres
9 months ago
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$110 to reach our $10,000 goal....who is going to put us over the top?
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Update 3
Posted by Nick Torres
9 months ago
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So what did you do this past week? I'll tell you what you did: between this gofundme page and the Dewey Hall benefit concert, you helped raise almost $15,000 to support David. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Friday night a bunch of old friends gathered together with David at the rehab center. The staff gladly gave us a place to play and some of the patients were an audience. David and I did Everybody's Talking as duet, he played the uke and sang beautiful harmony. He participated in a number of other songs, playing banjo, uke, guitar or melodica.

Saturday evening was the benefit concert at the graciously donated Dewey Hall in Sheffield. The Berkshire Strings opened the festivities, followed by The Berkshire Ukulele Band and then I had the honor of playing with the Riverside Jam band. After that we had an open mic to close out the benefit.

A great time was had by all, there was dancing, drinking,(I only had water of course), eating, a raffle and great music.

I told David we are going to have to do it again next year, but with him back 100% and leading the band.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the weekend and to all of you who helped through this page. We are almost at our final goal. I'll update when we hit it.
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Update 2
Posted by Nick Torres
9 months ago
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Today was visiting day! David is doing great. He still has fine motor issues on his right side, but he's working really hard. His sense of humor remains intact, punny though it may be. And we held several short conversations about music, golf, the cubs and what we are planning to play together in the near future. David is humbled and appreciative at the outpouring of support. More tomorrow.
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Paul Brady
9 months ago
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Thank you Nick

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$11,415 of $10k goal

Raised by 153 people in 9 months
Created July 24, 2016
Nick Torres  
on behalf of David Hodge
$50
Anonymous
18 days ago
PH
$100
Peggy Haeger
1 month ago

Thank you for you spirit and generosity! Wishes for a complete recovery! Sincerely, Peggy Haeger

$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
EM
$25
Ellen Maggio
8 months ago
$50
Jeanne Bachetti
8 months ago

David, I can't thank you enough for all the time, expertise and patience you have shown me while you were introducing me into the world of music. It is this place that brings me great pleasure and comfort. I pray that you progress every day, and reach that final goal much sooner than anticipated!!!! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!! Peace

DS
$25
Daniel Seltzer
8 months ago
TA
$40
Tony Aguilar
8 months ago

Get well really soon buddy

JB
$20
John Buckham
8 months ago

I came across guitarnoise a couple of years ago....I learned the intro to Cats in the cradle due to David's remarkable teaching skill....I hope that he makes a speedy and complete recovery...best wishes from Australia...

JS
$20
Jeffrey Symonds
8 months ago
PF
$50
Paul Fallert
8 months ago

Keep working hard David. Prayers for You!

Paul Brady
9 months ago
1
1

Thank you Nick

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