Supporting Eric Kinkel's Music - Post Stroke

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*For making a donation I will send you a copy of my latest CD, an instrumental tune called 'Watching Clouds' - no vocal

After you place your donation go to the bottom of this page and select contact the  fundraiser Eric Kinkel and I will send you my CD or, an MP3 of the song....your choice

Below is my story:

Beginning in August 2018 I had just finished recording a cover of The Moody Blues classic song 'For My Lady' with some friends. The song was nearly flawless. I became inspired to record more songs, especially for the upcoming 2018 Christmas season, when, I noticed my mouth becoming bone dry, on a daily basis , and concurrently my tongue  began become dysfunctional.  My speech became more difficult and  my ability to sing had severely diminished, if not completely gone away. Imagine my agony? I began seeking answers, 12 months later and 9 doctors visits later, test after tests,  kept coming back negative until February of 2019 when a neurologist at NCH Group in Arlington Hts. ran a brain MRI. The  results were foggy and vague but apparently pointed to some form of mild stroke, the doctors referred to it as small  blood vessel damage directly affecting my tongue. One endocrinologist test revealed I had become type II diabetic . I quickly got that under control,
while I had been running high blood pressure for years. I quickly got my blood sugar levels under control, and naturally, for that matter. 
My ability to speak properly has been, and continues to be a laborious chore. My ability to sing has been severely inhibited. This, pains me the most. Those who know me best have come to understand the agonies I endure from not  being able to sing or regain my ability to speak properly. Writing music and singing makes me the most happy! In the meantime I decided to record an instrumental tune I began writing in 1983, without vocals called 'Watching Clouds'  In the summer of 2019 I finally finished and recorded  the 6:30 sec. tune. I worked on it every weekend for 6 plus weekends, even working on it on vacation days I took off from work. If you've come to this page as a result of receiving my 'Watching Clouds' CD, Thank you for your assistance. If you liked the CD, and would like to donate to my music fund to help recuperate my
costs and to help me create and build songs in the future,  I need the proper revenues to record more songs, hopefully with my speech and singing abilities to return, I would be most grateful for your continued support. I have a strong resolve to NOT give up on finding a remedy!!! Your support, through this fundraiser will help buoy me while I seek out medical  and natural remedies to enable me to get back to singing again without any setbacks! Thank you in advance for your support. 

 

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Two Mary's Uno Dos 
    • $155 
    • 4 d
  • MarknErica DeVoti 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Darly Doyle 
    • $50 
    • 10 d

Organizer 

Eric Kinkel 
Organizer
Palatine, IL
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