Joanne Shenandoah Transplant Drive
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Good news is that my health, energy, outlook remain positive. As 2018 rang in, I spent time with my family and loved ones and was never so aware of the passing of time. I realize that at any time many of us who may face the inevitable days of growing older.
Many of my friends and colleagues made their journey across the star path this past year. I feel ever more blessed to continue my earthly journey and continue to appreciate all those who have given their love and financial support to my continuing healing process. Of course I am aware, that I must remain without any sort of infection or flu.
I am spending my days meditating and trying to methodically get organized enough to do more recording, writing and making future plans.
There are still many medical expenses, co-pays, and deductibles. Please consider donating if you can, every little bit helps. If you are unable to donate at this time, please share my music and story with your friends. The Mayo clinic costs from last year run about 8K, not considering all the travel back and forth.
Thanks again for your kindness. Prayers and shares!!! It all works!
I am grateful to all of you have supported me financially and spiritually in my quest for healing. I still have a long way to go to get up to speed financially from when I was ill. I cannot express enough how moved I am for the donations I’ve received to date.
If you are aware of those who have been inspired or music has made a difference in their life, I would like to hear about it – as it continues to enlighten me of how many lives have been affected physically and spiritually.
Many of you may have heard about the Native American Music Awards. My last recording “One World Christmas” was nominated in two categories. While we did not take home the award, I was pleased to attend and see many of my friends and talented musicians there, and of course it’s always an honor to be nominated. This recording was difficult for me as I literally forced myself out of bed to get to the studio last fall, but I was joined by the talented Bambi Niles on the harp and it turned out magical.
Might you consider making a donation toward continued medical expenses?? it would mean a great deal to me. Or, perhaps there are those you know personally who may be able to help and you could share my story and my music.
I will continue to keep you posted. Life continues to be a major blessing to me as I know our prayers are so needed across the world with floods, fires and earthly destruction. Through our compassion and intent of well-being to one another and the natural world we can bring healing through music!!!
Ever Mindful..Ever Grateful,
Fall is upon us already and as the days go by and the meditations calm and sooth my soul, I’m anxious to see what the blood levels look like in the next few weeks.
Now that I’ve been out a bit amongst friends and loved ones, I hear testimony from so many folks who are having issues or are aware they have “fatty liver disease”. I’ve done some research on the subject and find that a lot of folks in colder regions do carry extra fat and have been diagnosed with a fatty liver. This does not always mean that they are overweight or have excess fat to the eye.
I’ve also read that most people in America have issues with their liver, but are unaware. All it takes is one infection to drop them to their knees and they face organ failure. Once the organs start to fail, so do the eyes which are also an organ. It doesn’t take very long for this to happen.
My reason for writing this note to you is that one should be extremely careful with all the toxins in air, water, food and things we ingest in our bodies leave ourselves vulnerable to the body not being able to hold up.
While, I still have not had a transplant, I am still in the same position, praying for miracles. I am not eligible for a transplant because I live a great distance from the hospital. It is difficult to imagine pulling roots in your community because you are on a “list” of thousands who await a transplant.
I would also like to thank those who have offered to be tested as a living donor, but that also includes putting their life at risk and one that I simply could not do to another being, as we all treasure the gift of life. While I was ready to meet my Creator (Iroquois belief is not to be afraid of the journey), my daughter and husband encouraged me to keep fighting and I was told I had much to offer in this life.
I have always been a person who has been willing to offer a hand or advise in the music business, while keeping food on the table for myself and my relatives for 27 years in the music industry. Music is my love and it is not an easy for me to ask assistance or a hand in something.
Its with great humility and gratitude that I extend my best wishes to you today and want to thank you for your continued prayers and financial support through this process. Kindly share this note with your friends – every little bit makes a big difference as I am required to go through extensive testing in FL every 6 months.
I am hoping that my music will continue to heal those in need and perhaps my experience will also inspire others to believe in living a life which inspires and lifting the soul.
With gratitude and love,
Dearest Friends and Music Lovers,
In two weeks come the next array of tests and MRI’s again. My meditation has been helping along with the vibration of music. I have not had my transplant. It has however, been an incredibly difficult few months with medical bills piling up, and non-stop trips to the doctor with Doug for his spine surgery which was in NJ and lasted 4 hours. He is slowly healing, but in serious pain and does not sleep well.
Great News! One World Christmas is nominated for “Best Spiritual Recording” for the Indian Summer Music Awards! – The awards will be held in Milwaukee on September 9, 2017, the same time there is a fundraiser planned for medical expenses in Syracuse at the Palace on James Street – Lilith Fair 20th Anniversary. For those of you unable to attend, perhaps you might consider sending someone in your stead. I plan to perform at the beginning of the show.
I hope to bring you more news next month.
I am so very moved and thankful for all those who have taken the time to write a note and/or send a donation. I hope you continue to enjoy the music!
Blessings to you with hope and peace,
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
Dear Vicky: (for for my sister Joanne Shenandoah!) I first heard about your sister's recordings when I was in my 30s. I also became aware of Daganiwa and Haitawa'' journey. Your sister sang the whole history of their journey together. How to establish that Law of Peace, The Law of the One Infinite Creator. Tell Joanne I bought her CD via Amazon recently and I will be sharing this with others! - With un-condiontianal Love to you and your family , friends and the circle of love.
I have been listening to your music for a long time now and have been sharing your music with those that I know would appreciate what you have done with the music as well as tell stories with your music. So I am glad that you are still trying to write and sing and make more but you also need to spend the time with your family and your friends as well. I will always listen to your music healing love and light being sent to you still
I may not be able to send money to you at this time but I can send healing love and light. Your music touches my soul. It makes me feel like I am coming home after a long trip. It soothes me during the hard times. I have not been able to listen for a long time and just now was able to pull it up on Youtube. I am sorry that you have not been doing well over the last few years. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers from this point forward. You have taught me so much through your music
Joanne, you are a wonderful lady and I pray that Great Spirit will have you healed and with us longer. Thanks for sharing your music with the documentary Generation Red Nation. Lots of Indian followers. If I made money, I would have sent more. You are a human treasure.
I am sadden to hear this. I will burn sage and pray for her.
To Joannes family, deep prayers for all the healing. I got to met Joanne once in Belleayre (sp) NY I was so amazed she is wonderful in so many ways, I deeply admire her and LOVE her music. I wish i could do more.
your music fills my space with calm and upliftment. may Creator bless you with the same. i will keep sharing your music.
If you are on a "list", does that mean you're waiting for a donor liver? Can you use a "living donor"? I'm sure that I and many others would be honored to donate, if we are a match. Can you post here about whether that is an option? http://www.americantransplantfoundation.org/about-transplant/living-donation/about-living-donation/living-liver-donation
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!!!