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Help James Casey's Colon Cancer Battle

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To our friends and family in the music community and beyond.

James Casey needs your support. As you may know, for the last two years James has been battling late-stage colon cancer. He has reached a critical point in his fight against this horrible disease that has left him unable to perform. Your donations will displace that crucial loss of income and help cover mounting medical and living expenses so that James may focus on his health and loved ones at this time.

Following an extended stay in Hawaii during the pandemic, James was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer after experiencing abdominal pain while performing with Bill Kreutzman at Red Rocks. Soon after he sought emergency surgery to remove a tumor obstructing his colon and spent the following six months in chemotherapy, missing tours with Trey Anastasio Band and other scheduled performances. Upon completing treatments, new scans showed the cancer had progressed to stage 4.

Incredibly, and in spite of the cancer, James has pushed forward. He released three singles in anticipation of his debut solo album and following another surgery in May 2023, James this summer was able to make a handful of special appearances on stage. However, his health has continued to decline and affect his ability to work as a musician. Despite his own optimism, James is unable to join Bill Kreutzman in New York this week as planned and is currently in hospital, with expenses mounting.

If you are able, we ask for your support of his battle. I am organizing this on behalf of James and his fiancé Ayla, who is steadfast by his side. With love and appreciation.


  • Cassidy Canfield
    • $33 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • John M Marmion III
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Jamie Henry
    • $1,500 
    • 10 mos

Fundraising team (3)

Margaret Willard
Brooklyn, NY
James Casey
Nikki Glaspie
Team member
Ayla Cobb
Team member

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