Joanne Shenandoah Transplant Drive
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Spring is nearly here and I just finished my testing at the Mayo clinic once again. It took a lot of effort on my part for 11 appointments in two days. Seems as though perhaps my veins have been stuck so much that it was difficult for them to find a vein to put an IV in and the overall testing was long. It took me several days to recover.
The news is that my meld score has dropped 2 points, and I remain on the list for a liver transplant, but considered “inactive”. I will not get a transplant unless I live in Florida or am 6 hours away from Jacksonville, FL, so I am looking far and wide for someone who may know of a guest house or property from October through March this coming fall. I pray I will get the transplant soon, although my meld score is lower and others who have a greater need because they have more health problems than I do, are the ones who get the transplant priority.
Primarily, I am meditating for the scarring on my liver to disappear. I’ve been told, if it weren’t for my healthy diet and lifestyle, chances are I would not have survived the damage done to my system during the CDIFF, double pneumonia and multiple organ failure. I know this last February – August was extremely difficult and at least I am able to walk and get around, but have to keep my events on a slower pace and not overdo anything. This is very hard to do since I am generally a very active person.
Meditation for up to 3 hours per day has helped greatly, and I generally feel a great sense of peace.
I’ve begun my book and the translation to the ancestral dreams that I’ve been having. I’ve also sought out some of my friends who have ancestry in those dreams for their insights on my dreams, which I will include in my book. They are: Tibetan, Inuit, Celtic, and Chinese so far.
I am asking for special prayers for family and myself during this time, as things are very tenuous financially.
I feel as though my voice has a deep sense of clarity and power that I haven’t heard before and am anxious to get back into the studio to record. In addition I have done a few small presentations on the Vibration of Healing through the Arts – Lifting the Soul through Music.
Please share my story and I hope that your friends will be inspired. The help I have received so far has given me such inspiration and hope.
I’ve begun writing my book about life’s experiences and look forward unveiling the vibration of prayer, music, words and hope which have brought me through this far.
It is unclear if I will remain on the list for the transplant which doctors say is inevitable. I am a long way away from the financial goal we set as the bills continue to pour in. This time not just for me but my husband as well. This illness surely did take it’s toll on us in every way. In only 1 month I must make the trek back to Mayo clinic to rule out cancer and to see where my levels take me. The travel costs have been astronomical.
Please share my story and music with others. Again, we certainly appreciate your prayers and the financial support each of you have had a part in.
Perhaps my story will bring others hope as well and 2017 will not be a challenge of change, but one of transformation and peace.
With continued blessings,
My dear friends and music lovers!
It is indeed a pleasure to tell you that I forced myself to get into the studio with a very dear soul Bambi Niles, a therapeutic Harp practioner and recorded “One World Christmas” for friends, loved ones and fans…in December. My days are mostly filtered by meditation and music and it has become the genesis for my healing over these past 6 months. Thanks to Tylerland Studios, the recording is getting some wonderful comments.
I am still on the list for a liver transplant at the Mayo clinic and must take a plethora of pills such as antibiotics and such to keep my levels in check. In February everything will be checked in total including an MRI of the body, as I understand some patients develop cancer during the wait period.
We could not afford to stay in FL due to the high costs of living and transportation back and forth, but I am hopeful this message reaches far and wide for those of you who have been supportive emotionally, financially and spiritually. Kindly consider sharing my story with your friends and families.
Please know that I personally appreciate your on-going prayers, support and caring during this difficult, yet sacramental time in my life. Musical heals the mind, body and spirit. What a gift.
Healing through music,
Prayers & Miracles Welcome! Please Share!
To all those who have been sending their prayers for my healing, this is a long overdue update!
LOVE and Prayer is such power!!! I have not yet had a transplant. The doctors say that I will need to have the transplant, but that my overall health is improving. I am still in need of financial support, as all associated expenses have been quite high. We are seeking your prayers and financial help if you are in a position to either share my story and music with friends and/or help to spread the message to those who may have had some inspiration in some way through my work. Every little bit helps. Every contribution is TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
On Mother’s Day, my dear daughter Leah and Chauncey (my grandpup) came to my rescue and offered me all the love they had to give, encouraged me to eat organic and exercise. Then my husband Doug and I continued to get things in order, with love, eating well and attending appointments. We celebrated my birthday together. By the end of June my MELD score was substantially reduced and I was able to move about easier and begin picking up the pieces of my life.
You may have already read about my renal failure, compromised immune system coupled with a fatty liver, which attacked my health to a point where a virus called CDIFF and pneumonia shut me down completely. I’m so grateful for the quality of medical care of the Mayo Clinic because the disease had nearly blinded me for life and required a series of operations. You can see from my smile that I believe Creator has kept me alive to continue my work.
My plan is to put together a Skype course for those who are interested in learning more about the music profession. Just go to www.joanneshenandoah.com for info on how to sign up.
I apologize I have not had the time to thank each of you personally who have already been so gracious to help me by sending a note of thanks or made a contribution to the extensive finances. I hope to have an update on a monthly basis.
With humble gratitude,
I am so shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Joanne. I live on a monthly check and can't afford to spend anymore this month, but will try hard to give next month. If we all do our part (whatever we can give) no matter how big or small, we can reach the goal! So, I hope everyone joins me and gives even a little, because in this situation every little bit helps! You are in my prayers Joanne, I have been following your career since you were very young! You have brought me so much joy through your music, that I will give as soon as we get our next check. Peace and love to you! Prayers...
I am happy to hear that spirit, love, support and healthy eating have pulled you through this far and your levels are down and you honored yet another Birth Celebration. Happy Belated Birth Day :*) The song you share and the song within, carries much healing from all over the world. May your spirit remain hopeful and your smile continues. Looking great one day at a time. ♥
Helping and giving is what we do as humans. We have been blessed by his wonderful woman's voice for many years. Now is the time we can give back. We give what we can and put her in our thoughts and prayers. I hear your voice as I write, Joanne
Aloha Joanne. I am praying for you to get the transplant you need and wish I could help. Please research the supplement MSM. It does wonders for scar tissue and general congestive disorders that impede cell function. It is completely non toxic, derived from evergreens. Best wishes!
Leah, I sent you an email with a lead to a place to stay in Jacksonville.
She looks like my sister... Does she need a Organ? Bet we would match....
Hello, I am so sorry to hear of your health problems. I pray that you will receive a new liver soon. I received a transplant in 2013 and was very ill in the hospital for a long time before and after. My sister downloaded some music onto an Ipod and I listened to it non stop. Included in the download were 4 of your songs from the Prayer for Peace album. Your beautiful songs were such a comfort to me and still are. I am healthy now and was able to go on 21 hikes this past year and also spent a week at Standing Rock. I am leaving a donation in gratitude for the peace you gave me while I was ill. Many prayers and blessings for your healing.
Hang in there Joanne and know the power of prayer and music will hold you... My husband just enjoyed his 2nd Birthday having a successful Liver Transplant Nov. 2014!! He was so ill with C-Diff and pulled through to get his Liver in New Orleans! His music helped save him I am certain and he lives to sing!!!
Joanne - I too had renal failure and following sepsis, cdiff took over due to the heavy antibiotics needed to kill the bugs in my blood system. I can understand clearly what has happened to you and I pledge my support and I will help in all the ways I can. Much love to you. You are such a brave person and a model for the rest of us Haudenosaunee and all others.
I'm so thrilled to hear you are doing better! I totally believe that the World needs you and Creator will not let you leave yet! How wonderful that Leah helped turn things around for you. Daughters are such a blessing. What a lesson that our bodies are so overworked by all the chemicals and toxins that we put on and in our Mother. Organic may be more expensive, but your story has made me re-commit to eating organic as much as I can. Thank you for this update. It's made my heart sing today! Hugs, and much love, Darcy
I always want to send something but it never works out. I will eventually. So happy to see how well supported you are and in such a short time. You are in my heart, especially when i listen to your beautiful voice.
I too am on a monthly check, so I send my prayers and love.
Happy birthday Joanne!!!
My sincerest hopes for your full recovery and the aid of everyone in the process. I'm so glad to know you and your family.
Sending love from my heart to you all. I am so happy you have given me the opportunity to share my little piece of moolah. Thank you! Love and Peace from Portland, Anne, Nico, Ward and so many others.
Is there an address and remit information where a check can be sent. Thanks.