Hamiet Bluiett's Recovery
My name is Anaya Bluiett and I am the grand daughter of Hamiet Bluiett, world known Baritone saxophonist. Recently, he's been hospitalized for several months because he has had numerous strokes and seizures. He was in the critical intensive care unit, then the hospital and two rehabs to help him get back to himself but it's still going to take some time. I am trying to raise money for him for his bills and traveling expenses, since he no longer will be able to work. I'm working on moving him back to Saint Louis from New York, where he is currently living. I've been traveling back and forth to take care of him. He doesn't like asking people for help, but sometimes that's what you have to do, to be able to help yourself. He's been playing the baritone saxophone for decades and music is what he loves more than anything. For him to have to retire is going to be the most difficult part to deal with for him. If there's anything you'll can do to help, it would be greatly appreciated. You can look him up on google to find out any more information about him that you would like to know. Thank you.
I'm so sorry, Anaya. You and he, your whole family, are very much in my prayers and in my heart. I will be contributing again as soon a I can. I hope you are finding the support that you need, and I pray that he will recover. Sending love.
Oh, Wow! So Sorry!! Sigh...
Which hospital is he in?
Hi Anaya. I lived on w 101 st. Near your grandfather. If you have not done so reach out to Wendy Oxenhorn at jazz foundation of America. Go to the website. They are partnered up w Englewood hospital in NJ and they do SO MUCH to help musicians in need. Of course they know of your grandfather. If you have not done so. Do it. They can help
I'm concerned about you too; what else can we do to help you help him? Do you have other family and friends who can help you? Don't be shy in asking. Feel free to contact me; I can give you my info via FB. You have both been in my thoughts throughout this ordeal. I pray for Strength for you both.
Dear Anaya, I feel so for you, as well as for your grandfather--I have been caring for my mother the last 15 years and know so well how overwhelming what you are doing is. I was going to suggest that you reach out to all three sources that I now see Jennifer Paradis suggests here, and also, Medicaid--if you haven't got it already. Going it alone really doesn't work. I'm holding you and Bluiett in my heart and hope you can get the personal support that you need, Anaya. Praying for you and sending strength and love, Nina
Hi there, I'm not trying to get into your business here, but sad to say, I have some experience in this department. I sincerely hope you're not trying to do this all by yourself -- there's just no way you can do that, there's not enough money and as generous and helpful as people would like to be, this is just too high a mountain to climb. Hospitals and homes will gladly strip you of every asset any of you ever have and nothing is ever enough. I would hope that you have been in touch with the American Federation of Musicians, with The Jazz Foundation, and with the Social Security Administration to help you with these issues. That's three places right there that can and should be working with you to get you all going forward into whatever is going to happen. This means applying for Medicaid if you need it for help with assisted living (sounds like you do), arranging services that you should not be expected to pay top dollar for. I pray for best outcomes here for all of you. I wish I had money to give you, I'm struggling with family issues just like this myself. I hope none of what I have just said is offensive; it's not meant that way. If I can advise you in any way I'd be more than happy to do so. You can reach me through Facebook. God's wildest blessings on you and yours. Jennifer Paradis
Blessings to you Bluiett for a complete recovery. Much love, happiness, joy and peace. So many wonderful memories of our times. Thanks for all the fun, laughter and great times...❤