Help Roger fund 3rd spinal surgery

$2,870 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 43 months

There’s nothing that Roger enjoys more than making music, but creating new music is being hampered by a serious spinal issue that now requires surgery. 

Roger was able to function, work, and enjoy life until a 2013 injury. He had a fall that was proceeded by immediate, excruciating pain that landed him in the hospital. It was determined that surgery was immediately necessary for a severe lumbar disc herniation that occurred just above his 20 year old spinal fusion. 

It wasn’t long after the surgery that the pain returned with a vengeance, and Roger went through a series of imaging that indicated the need for another surgery. The second surgery was performed, a fusion in which bone was implanted into his spine to fuse, but only half of the fusion was successful. 

 Now, it has been determined that Roger must undergo yet another surgery. As so many, many people have experienced, medical costs have completely depleted his funds. Roger must undergo an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) to escape the pain he’s burdened with every day, but because of the costs, he will not be able to proceed without your help. 

Whether you are a newbie or veteran fan or friend, or an anonymous stranger who want to make an impact on the world, we ask that you please help Roger. Your donation, will allows him to have this surgery and continue making music that is changing the world. Everything that Roger receives is multiplied and put back into the world around him through his music, and this surgery will certainly make the difference between him making music or living on the streets.

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Hey Everybody, Just wanted to check in and say thank you again for the generosity you have shown. With your help I have been able to go to a couple of specialist and they have been running a lot of test to try to decide how to proceed with surgery. I have been to multiple appointments every week and now they need more specialist. Although they seem to be getting closer to a solution the amount of nerve damage has led them to believe there is a lot more going on then they had originally believed. So with that all of this is becoming much more expensive then I could have imagined. So all I can ask is please try to help where you can and with a little luck I can get back to living some semblance of a normal life. So once again to those that have donated thank you very much & please spread the word and tell your friends I know times are tough but if we can get enough people to even help a little I can make it through this. Thanks again,
Rog
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Thanks to all of you, I was able to go to a pain management specialist, and have since received the medication I needed. Already I am feeling a bit better, and am sure that I will continue to improve. Now, at least I have something to help me through the pain until I am able to get the surgery.

I simply cannot thank you enough.
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I want to take a moment to say thank you to all my friends and fans alike who have generously donated and share the link for me to get the surgery I need. I am truly humbled by the words of encouragement that I received from some of you, and cannot tell you how much this all means to me. I have another week to go until I can finally get some help for the excruciating pain I am in at all times, and if all keeps going as well as it has been and a bit of luck, I can schedule the surgery I need so badly.
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Me recuperating after the last surgery. Yes, my wonderful friends Paul & LJ really moved my studio into the bedroom so I could keep going. Never give up!
Me recuperating after my last surgery.
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Dick Shartenberg
42 months ago

Like your playing on that Epiphone? Looks a little like my old Gibson Hummingbird.

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$2,870 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 43 months
Created April 17, 2015
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$100
Gene Morgan
40 months ago

Roger...Get well Soon. Hope to see you in September!!

$25
Anonymous
41 months ago
$25
Robert Calkin
41 months ago

Roger I am spreading the word. I will continue to donate until you are up and running again, literally!

JM
$100
jordan minyard
42 months ago

any friend of Paul's is deserving of help

JC
$100
John Callahan
42 months ago

Good luck Roger, from an old friend of Paul's.

CM
$500
Chip Murphy
42 months ago

Best wishes for you.

Dick Shartenberg
42 months ago

Like your playing on that Epiphone? Looks a little like my old Gibson Hummingbird.

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