On November 26th, while on tour in Italy, our dear friend and colleague, Diane Gentile, was seriously injured when a boulder crashed through the windshield of her vehicle. She has since been hospitalized and will be heading in for surgery before flying home to consult with doctors in New York. Since the accident occurred abroad Diane’s health insurance will not cover the entirety of the medical expenses and she will be unable to work for an, as of yet, undetermined period upon her return home.
In addition to the looming medical bills, we are hoping to help offset travel costs and living expenses while she recovers. Diane is an amazing, strong woman and artist, as well as an important part of the music community, and we hope that we can band together and show her the support she deserves. No amount is too small, and every last donation is so greatly appreciated. ______________________________________________
A note from Diane:
I want to thank everyone for your concerns and sweet messages. While on tour in Italy, driving on the highway to our next show in Cantu, a boulder fell off a truck in front of us, flew through our windshield and knocked me out. My guitar player, Alfonso Velez, was behind the wheel and luckily, was able to get me to the hospital quickly in what was a scary and dangerous situation. Thankfully he is fine. I am having surgery here in Bologna and will be recovering for a little while. I look forward to returning home and getting back to playing music soon.