Help Tuff Lion Rebuild His Home
Beloved Family and Friends… It is with a very heavy heart that I share some life changing news with you… Yesterday, 11.01.16, I received a call from a relative to inform me that my house was on fire! I instinctively and immediately knew that the situation was serious as the residence is located in a rural area of Eastern Maryland and that the fire brigade would not be able to reach the house as quickly as a town based property. I was sent images of thick smoke coming through the upper level of the house with firefighters on scene. As I was not at the residence at the time of the fire, I felt a sinking feeling of loss as I knew the property was uninsured.
I was planning to return to my base within days of completing a physical therapy appointment for a very lengthy episode of back problems that included a visitation with “sciatica” in the mix.
The shock of it all has still not completely reached my inner core and will not disturb the meditations of faith that has carried Man through the hills and valleys that I-Man have experienced in my time on Earth. No doubt, there is something at work here that I may not yet real-eyez. I do know and believe that Jah has I close and spared life and health for a reason. Material things are manufactured each and every day so I am not too concerned about those losses, but I can share that my entire music library of many years is now lost forever… sessions upon sessions, master recordings and more. Studio recording gear was also lost to the flames. All things in my stationary material world suffered water, smoke and/or fire damage. Much of which, I hoped would be the inheritance I would leave for my youth.
Although I am and have been a very private person about elements of Man life, I share this with the universal family that I am a part of to say, I am officially “homeless.” Further, in an effort to help in this time of genuine and verifiable need I am thankful to Ones who have established this “Go Fund Me” campaign to help Man restore, recover and rebuild.
I share that this calendar year has brought many challenges in a manner that would tempt a weak heart to bawl out for mercy, but I have kept faith and focus on my Savior to deliver I from all such calamity. The total losses of the day are of no exception.
I am so comforted in knowing that as many read this, that prayers will be sent up that I may not even ask for and that I may receive an abundance of messages and reactions to my dilemma… Positively, I consider this an opportunity for many to show love by giving a humble offering. I am thanking all in advance who genuinely and sincerely care about Man as a person and a Brother.
Saludos de Ecuador mi hermano Tuff Lión estamos contigo. Jah proveerá y estamos pendientes a ver como ayudamos a nuestra familia en estos momentos. La energia rasta esta contigo desde la mitad del mundo.
Greetings and Love Mi Brother - I just found out about your Home and will do my very best to send in a love ❤️ donation as sooner then later - keep you Vibes up as best as your able - I affirm that your Home shall be reconstructed better then before - even your musical Tools be replaced - It is written that my words shall not return Void - Namaste
Do jot have any funds but can donate time to help rebuild I have been a builder ffrom many years and will donate a little time if it will help. M3W is name of my company hit me up
Blessings Tuff Lion!
I always admired your spirit, your gifted hands, that awesome voice and the talent you harness. I was blown away when you played some blues and funk at Oscars. You made an impact on me with the words, “We should always be growing.” That transformed my person! Recovering from this devastating hardship will be challenging but you are not alone, that is your biggest blessing. I wish you much comfort and support from your friends, your Eastern Shore family, others like Caleb, Getting Grounded coffee house, the Ocean City scene, others across the continents and the myriad and myriads of brethren you have met in this life. You are appreciated. I encourage all in the music realm to hold concert fundraisers for you. You are very rich because you still have those gifted hands, a beautiful soul and are rich with friends. You are blessed and loved.