Little Jewford is a skilled Pianist with a signature flair for offbeat comedy and frequently compared to the great Victor Borge. In his home state of Texas, he is often identified for his role as accompanist and sidekick to Texas legend, Kinky Friedman, and as an original member of the trailblazing band “Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys.” Little Jewford has traveled the world performing with Friedman in addition to appearing solo in both sophisticated and funky showrooms across the USA.
To know Little Jewford is to love him. His family and friends were devastated when they recently learned that he has Stage 3 Throat Cancer. After having difficulty swallowing a CAT scan revealed a mass in his throat. The ENT (otolaryngology surgeon) scheduled a biopsy and during the biopsy an emergency tracheotomy was necessary; ultimately the doctor diagnosed the mass as squamous cell cancer. It’s a particularly bewildering situation, as Jewford does NOT smoke or drink, and is genuinely into healthy eating. No-one ever said life was fair.
Little Jewford is facing the most challenging time of his life. He will undergo seven weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, which will impact his ability to swallow, and significantly affect many other aspects of his life. He has a tracheostomy tube placed in his throat, and a feeding tube inserted in his stomach to allow him to receive adequate nutrition when he's unable to swallow. After the seven weeks of treatments there will be at least seven more weeks of recovery. It is a tough road ahead, but we can all help him in that journey.
Little Jewford needs to fight and fight hard, and you can help. As you can imagine, this entire undertaking is a colossal economic burden, and we want him to be able to concentrate solely on the healing process. Please Support Your Little Jewford! Your contributions of any size will be immensely appreciated to offset his substantial co-pays and other additional expenses not covered by Medicare. Little Jewford, his wife Debora, their family and friends profoundly appreciate your financial support in helping him fight this battle. We’ll keep you posted on the updates as he receives treatment.
Thank you for your support!
Support Your Little Jewford Thank you gifts
Your contribution of any size is extremely appreciated! We have a limited number of gifts that we can offer as small tokens of our thanks for your generosity.
Kinky Friedman Live Stream House Concert
Kinky Friedman will perform a Live Stream 30-minute concert of brand-new never recorded songs direct from his Echo Hill Ranch as a thank you gift for Support Your Little Jewford. Plan a private house concert for you and your guests – and Kinky will stream in live on the monitor of your choice!
Nick Lewin’s Magic DVD’s and Autographed Book
Master magician Nick Lewin is offering a thank you gift package to pro magicians, and for those who wish to be pros, who donate $250 or more to Support Your Little Jewford’s GoFundMe campaign. Nick will send you a selection of five DVDs and an autographed book while they last!
Little Jewford's Hawaiian Shirt
Many Little Jewford fans know that he has worn and collected Hawaiian shirts for decades. By way of a thank you for your kind generosity Little Jewford will give you the Hawaiian shirt off his back! Literally! (Well, he'll have it dry-cleaned first, but you will be the new owner!) Randomly selected by Little Jewford from his closet, while supplies last!
Support Your Little Jewford!
Little Jewford’s Live From Uranus radio show CD, personalized autographed Photo and Little Jewford Kazoo
While they last! CD - Little Jewford’s one man show “Live From Uranus”, full color photo with personalized autograph and a Little Jewford Kazoo.
A donation can be made without selecting a thank you gift; we are able to offer only a limited number of gifts as our way of saying thanks for supporting Little Jewford.
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