I am the singer in Cherry Poppin Daddies. My wife Yvette is the beautiful woman in the video. She stars in a number of our videos. Now that she has been stricken, I am currently unable to work (playing music), as my new job is to be her healthcare advocate, her primary care provider and Dad/household manager for her and our littlest one.
We plan to use any funds we raise to: take care of household costs, pay for treatment, and also toward getting her in the vicinity of a clinical trial down the line that might save her life.
I realize that this is the beginning of a marathon. Bills are coming our way already. My wife and I are proud, self sufficient people and it makes me sick to be typing anything like this, but this is where fate has put us.
In the past few days, I have received so much in the way of prayers, hopeful stories and good wishes. Community has found us. This is the greatest thing, a heart melting gift that we continue to get by the moment.
Myself, I am already forever altered inside regarding the inherent goodness of people. This is a transformative event that inspires me to strive to be the best version of myself I can. I vow to pay these kindnesses forward when I am able in the future.
The arts have always been the rock for both my wife and myself. Its been a tough, but rewarding life. Through the arts, we have been blessed to find you, our support system of warm-hearted, kindred spirits. Truth, beauty and gestures of human kindness live forever.
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