My dear, sweet friend, my soul mate in music, my spiritual sister, Windham Hill artist and 3-time Grammy Awards nominee, Liz Story is in the hospital today having emergency brain surgery. For those of you who attended our concert at the Musical Instrument Museum - MIM in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night, you might have noticed that her performance was a little "strange." It was. Pete and I decided that her behavior indicated that there was something really, terribly wrong and drove her to Prescott, Arizona (where she lives) and took her to the emergency room there at the suggestion of her doctor. Liz doesn't drink or do drugs, so the way she was acting was really out of character. She was the CONSUMATE PROFESSIONAL by getting up on that stage AT ALL that night with TWO subdural hematomas pressing on both sides of her brain.
Liz’s husband died a few years ago due to complications from injuries he sustained after being struck in a rear-end collision.
Liz then selflessly left her home and music studio in Prescott, AZ for 6 years, to single-handedly care for her parents in Los Angeles, both of whom suffered from dementia, and who passed in their late 90s.
Liz has never financially recovered from the loss of her husband and subsequent debt, and from her absence from her work, in order to care for her parents. She really could use all the help she could possibly have!
As is true for many musicians, she has no health insurance; and, her home became severely run down in her absence; she hasn’t been in a position, financially, to repair the plumbing, broken refrigerator and various other major problems. She paid a contractor thousands to work on her house while she was in Los Angeles caring for her parents, only to find shoddy, sub-standard work when she returned.
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