Thank you everyone for your support in getting George back on track over the last year. He has now reached his final hurdle of recovery by completing a month long tour of Europe! Team George can now safely declare that we have reached our goal and that through your generosity, George is back strong and is again spreading his music around the world. We can also report that we feel that his financial situation is comfortable enough now that no further donations are necessary. We will keep the GoFundMe site active so we can share with you his progress and you can share your comments/messages with him. An UPDATE will be posted soon to chronicle his gigs in Europe: Italy, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic and Germany.
We love you all madly, Cheers! from Team George
Be sure to check "Updates" for the latest news. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WE LOVE GEORGE CABLES AND HE NEEDS OUR HELP! As many of you know George Cables had organ transplants ten years ago and had been doing very well, teaching and touring. But for the last couple years, George has been struggling with ulcers on his legs that have not healed.
He has been under the care of the top doctors in New York City but the severity of the ulcers has caused him to be hospitalized on several occasions. The last time he was admitted to the hospital, his condition was considered critical.
HERE IS THE SHOCKING NEWS! After consultation with vascular surgeons, they have recommended amputation of his left leg.
The surgery will take place at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City on March 1, 2018. After recovery, he will go to rehab for a minimum of four weeks.
What we need now is to help defray the enormous financial stress this will cause. In addition to the medical costs after Medicare, modifications to his home need to be made to make it wheelchair accessible (front and back door ramps, bathroom and shower modifications, etc.). Since George lives alone, he will need home care including cleaning service and meal delivery during his recovery. There is no way to know when he might be able to return to teaching and will be able to travel to perform. Of course he is anxious to get back to the music that has been his life’s work and that has brought us all so much joy and beauty.
We have, therefore, set up this Go Fund Me account to help in this worthy cause. Please open your hearts and donate whatever you can—we want George Cables to know how much he is loved and respected.