One of the brightest stars in our community is in need of our immediate help. Blane Lyon, a great musical soul and ally in our West Coast family, has been diagnosed with a stage 4 cancerous tumor on his vocal chord. Those of us who have the privilege of calling him a friend will tell you he’s one of the most generous, dedicated, funny, and truly caring people you will ever know. Our heartfelt prayer is that he will continue to share his gifts and sing his powerful songs for many years to come. It’s time to rally for Blane’s life and well being, time to shine some of the love and support back to him that he’s given to us! Please donate now!
Here’s Blane’s story in his own words:
My name is Blane and I am writing you in the hope of saving my life. For as long as I can remember, I have loved using my voice to entertain, sing and compose music. I've been a singer and composer for different original dance soul music groups for the past 25 years. I received my degree in music composition from UC at Santa Cruz Ca in 1994. About 3 plus years ago I noticed that it was becoming more and more difficult for me to sing. I noticed a loss of range and my voice didn't seem to be healing. I was mis-diagnosed as having a stomach acid reflex issue almost 2 years ago. For over a year and a half I did diet and Speech therapy hoping to heal the issue with no positive results. It really depressed me and greatly affected my ability to perform and earn a living. Just over a month ago I returned to the throat doctor and was diagnosed as having a stage 4 cancerous tumor that has effectively paralyzed my left vocal chord. The American doctor’s have recommended an intense regiment of toxic chemo and radiation treatments. If the chemo/radiation doesn't work, then they want to do surgery and remove my voice box. They have assured me these treatments are rather painful and terrible and the side effects and long term consequences of these treatments likely include loss of hearing, loss of the ability to speak, loss of the ability to produce saliva or swallow, loss of or damage to the ability to father children, highly increased likely hood of developing other cancers due to radiation exposure, loss of ability to eat.........the list goes on and on. They say they have only a 50/50 chance of reducing my tumor using their destructive and toxic methods. They have also told me that without treatment they do not expect me to survive more than a year. I however feel that I am focused and strong, and that I am utterly committed to do what it takes to heal and survive. I have important work to do in this world and I want to be here for my son, my partner and for you. I don’t want to do chemo/radiation. I am holding on to another version of the future where I can heal myself without toxic poison. I request that you donate to this funding campaign to send me to one of the most cutting edge alternative cancer healing facilities in the world. It is located in Tiajuana, Mexico. I have heard amazing positive reports from people who have healed themselves there. This program is not cheap. It costs close to $25,000 just for 3 weeks at the clinic. I'm hoping 6 weeks will be enough for me to heal. I believe it that it will heal me and I am actually really excited about going there (especially considering the alternative).
I have been composing and working on an album for close to 10 years. I will send you this full album as an acknowledgement of anyone who contributes to help me. I want everyone to know that I am doing everything I can to heal including exercise, meditation, a no sugar, alcohol, tobacco, gluten, animal products diet. I want to use this as an opportunity to become a better human being and not a reduced one. Please remember, time is of the essence. My goal is to begin treatment in Mexico by July 4th 2017. You play an active role in saving my life and helping me to sing again. I ask that you share this with everyone possible in order to reach the goal as quickly as possible. I and my family thank you from the bottom of our hearts.