Raul Rekow Family Fund

$22,645 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 160 people in 37 months
In August of this year, Raul Rekow was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Over these last few months, he fought bravely and ferociously, but ultimately succumbed to complications of his illness on November 1st. 

Raul's biggest wish was to make sure his wife Diane would be financially stable upon his passing. He did his best to make this happen, but unfortunately with the quickness of his passing, the mounting medical bills, and now his funeral services--that goal was sadly left unmet. 

Please aid us in honoring Raul's wishes, by helping his family overcome some of the regrettable costs associated with saying goodbye to a loved one. 

There will be a Celebration of Life held in his honor on Sunday, November 15th from 4pm - 8pm at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Please accept our gratitude for your donation by joining us for this not-to-be-missed event; there will be live music, sharing of fond memories and smiles all around--just as Raul would want it.
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THANK YOU again for all of the continued love and support. We are less than a third away from hitting our goal thanks to all of the generous donations. The family truly thanks you for all of the outpouring of compassion and generosity.
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Wow! We are half way to our goal! Thank you all for your generosity. I know Raul is up there smiling right now.
Raul Rekow: A Life Remembered
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Thank you all again for the continued support. Diane wanted me to express just how thankful she is for your generosity, and explain just HOW much and WHY it is so appreciated.

During the month of October, there was a gap in Raul’s insurance coverage. Although the doctors and specialists worked with the family to help make his chemo treatments, check-ups and medications as affordable as possible—this did still put a sizable dent in their savings. It also so happened that it was on October 31st—a mere 7 hours before his insurance was going to kick back in— that a completely necessary (albeit costly) call to the ambulance was made. There is no regret in making that call, and the hospitalization and tests that proceeded it on that day were 100% justified. The timing was just a bit less than ideal, financially.

Raul was one of the most generous people I knew. He gave from his heart and without expecting anything in return. Please continue to help us in honoring his wishes by sharing this campaign, contributing to the fund, and joining us at his Celebration of Life service on Sunday at Great American Music Hall.
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We look forward to seeing you all at The Great American Music Hall on Sunday, November 15th from 4 to 8pm. Thank you for all of the incredibly generous donations made so far--the family is SO thankful. Every little bit helps, and I thank you for the continued support during this difficult time.
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Angel Ponce
37 months ago
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Unfortunately, another commitment prevents me from attending this memorable event. but rest assured I will be there in spirit. Still,I continue to mourn the loss of our brother Raul Rekow. The choir of Angels have truly welcomed this joyful spirit at the Gates of St. Peter. Blessings to Rekow family!

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Reiki Maestra OniShango
37 months ago

I wasn't able to make it this evening, I really hope that the space was full of love and remembrance. Sending lots of love and prayers to Diane and the rest of the family.

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$22,645 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 160 people in 37 months
Created November 4, 2015
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VD
$20
Vincenzo D'Anniballe
13 months ago

Indimenticabile ....immortale....grande uomo.....cuore pulsante della band.

LC
$20
Larry Coon
15 months ago

Had connections & used to have concert & backstage access to many bands when they came to LA. Had the pleasure of attending a Santana show at the Greek Theater on a night they were awarded gold records for Zebop. Spoke a lot with Raul that night, and my friends & I even ended up back at his hotel room that night for subsequent partying (I remember accidentally kicking the power cord to his radio & knocking it off the table, and I think breaking it....sorry Raul!) He was a genuinely nice guy, and of course he & Santana brought a lot of great music and musicianship to the world. I just read about his passing, and I hope this donation -- better late than never -- will help.

VD
$20
Vincenzo D'Anniballe
16 months ago

We love Raul

$30
Andreas Rohde
25 months ago

Wishing all the best!!

CG
$20
Christian Munoz Guerrero
25 months ago

Fuiste el alma, la sonrrisa, en la banda de Carlos Santana, Disfrutaste de tu trabajo. La vida no termina aqui.

DS
$100
Deborah Klang Smith
29 months ago
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Hearing Raul Rekow play and talk about drumming in the documentary A DRUMMER'S DREAM inspired me to take up conga playing at age 63. It has enriched my life.

JR
$20
jamie ruben
30 months ago
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Hi, I am a musician myself. Was just watching a bit of this drummers dream doc on netflix before I get to work in studio Today. I found your husband very inspiring and Googled him. My sincere condolences on his passing... J

Angel Ponce
37 months ago
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Unfortunately, another commitment prevents me from attending this memorable event. but rest assured I will be there in spirit. Still,I continue to mourn the loss of our brother Raul Rekow. The choir of Angels have truly welcomed this joyful spirit at the Gates of St. Peter. Blessings to Rekow family!

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Reiki Maestra OniShango
37 months ago

I wasn't able to make it this evening, I really hope that the space was full of love and remembrance. Sending lots of love and prayers to Diane and the rest of the family.

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