Dino's Medical Fund
Shortly before the Summer of 2018 tour doctors found a lump in Dino's throat and a biopsy was scheduled to be done upon his return to NYC. Rather than performing a biopsy the large mass was immediately removed and subsequently diagnosed as cancerous, Dino will soon undergo chemotherapy treatment.
This follows other serious health issues he's suffered recently; a diagnosis of high cholesterol and heart issues which lead to a heart monitor implantation earlier this year, and a stroke in February of 2016 which left him with aphasia (speech impairment).
Despite all this Dino has insisted on going on tour each year because he didn't want to let his fans down, and wanted to do what he loves most -play the drums. Everyone who's met Dino knows he is a kind, loving, funny, and brilliant man who gives his all.
We're raising funds to help with medical and living expenses, we'd like to help him be more financially secure so he can slow down and focus on healing himself.
Thank you for your love and support!
Dino completed Chemo/Radiation therapy on December 24th, 2018 and the outlook is still promising. Dino continues to struggle to speak and is on a liquid diet as a result of the radiation therapy. Dino has been able to take time from work to rest and replenish, something this hard working man has never done before, due to the generous contributions received here.
Much love from the MJ Family and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.
We'd like to thank everyone for their generous donations and messages of support and love - they're appreciated more than words can convey.
- Lacy & PP