*For making a donation I will send you a copy of my latest CD, an instrumental tune 'Watching Clouds' - no vocals. Additionally, If you received this GFM invite, and make a donation, I will also send you an MP3 of my latest recording 'We Are Even' when complete. Together, you will receive one CD rom with 2 songs, and one MP3 with a individual new song. I'm just now putting the finishing touches on. Altogether you will receive : 3 songs, produced by yours truly, post stroke.
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 and MP3 of the multiple songs.
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. Additionally I have recorded yet another song called "We Are Even' a song I wrote back in 1980. I have replicated a complex orcchestral arrangement of this emotionally charged ballad.
Additionally, If you recieved this GFM invite, and make a donation, I will send you my 'Watching Clouds' CD and an MP3 of my latest recording 'We Are Even' when complete.
I remain ever so grateful for your continued support throughout this lenghtly ordeal, while I seek out remedies and self healing from the stroke I incurred in August of 2018.
Peace - out