[JPL] News about DC drummer Mike Smith

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News about Mike Smith

To Washington area jazz musicians and friends,

    As you may or may not of heard, drummer Mike Smith has cancer and needs
your help.  I'm forwarding a note from his family and I've setup a payment
form on the
website to accept donations.

Please forward this email to anyone who you think knows Mike.

Thanks,

Louis Scherr
******************************
11/17/05

To:  DC Jazz musicians
From: The Smith Family

As many of you may know, Mike is in the hospital after breaking his hip
about two weeks ago.  What you may not know is that Mike is suffering from
the effects of prostate cancer that has spread to his lower extremities.
The cancer is what led to the break in his hip.  The hip joint was removed
but could not be replaced with a prosthetic hip.  However, we are looking
for a specialist who may be able to help.

The pain from the cancer is severe, so he is on pain medication and
receiving radiation treatment.  Mike remains in fairly good spirits and is
hoping he'll be able to get up and around soon.  It looks like he may be
able to go back to his apartment next week.

Now that Mike is unable to work, he could use help in paying rent and
medical expenses.   If you would like to donate money to help him meet
these expenses, please do so through this website.  Any amount will be much
appreciated.

http://www.dcjazz.com/MikeSmith

Cards, etc. can be sent to:

Tom Smith
5304 42nd Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Thank you very much.

The Smith Family


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