We are holding a benefit for Tom at Jimmy Mak's on Monday evening, October 20th.
We have a STELLAR line-up for this event which begins at 7pm, and I will be singing a few tunes with different artists. We encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as we expect this event to sell out pretty quickly. The reservation line is: 503-295-6542. This event is a Soul Sisters Production (www.soulsisterspdx.com) and it promises to be a real blast!
Please come on down if you can!
In the event that you haven't heard the devastating news, our Tom has been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) which is a fatal and untreatable disease of the lungs (hence, the "Idiopathic"). He has finally been placed on the lung transplant list and, due to the severity of his condition, is in the top 3rd on that list. Tom has had to stop working and playing drums, and we have been forced to apply for, and are waiting for, Disability payments to kick in. Sadly, we have no money coming in at all. Once "the big phone call" comes (telling us that there is a donor lung with his "rare" blood type available ) we will take off immediately for Seattle's University of Washington Medical Center. Tom will be in intensive care for approximately 3 to 4 weeks and we will be staying in Seattle for 3 to 4 months after that. During this time, we will need to take care of our mortgage payments and bills, as well as the expenses of housing, etc. in Seattle.
If you can't make it to the actual event, you can still help by donation to the gofundme account that has been set up for us here: www.gofundme.com/efjsrg Thank you all for being there for us over the years, and always remember that WE LOVE YOU! xoxoxo