Our friend, guitarist and composer, Edgar de Almeida needs your help in his fight against cancer. He was recently diagnosed with Brain Cancer and is undergoing treatment in Fort Pierce, Florida. We are seeking your support for his Alternative Medicine treatment, which he is undergoing in parallel to his Chemo and Radiation therapies.
A Musician of extraordinaire talent, Edgar De Almeida has been playing his classic guitar since he was eight years old. His music has taken him from his small town in Bahia to the world. Edgar has lived in Salvador, Bahia , New York and Miami. In Salvador he was an active part of the carnival scene, playing in trios elétricos and collaborating with names such as Luis Caldas, Sarajane and Trio Tapajós.
In the United States, Edgar has performed and produced the music of many artists, including Nanny Assis, Arthur Lipner, Marcos Vigio, David Vieira, Vanessa Falabella, Brazilian Music Soul and the legendary Baby do Brasil. His music has been heard in such places as The Blue Note, B B King’s, Brazil Summerfest and Sounds Of Brazil in New York City.
This Summer, Edgar was diagnosed with Multiforme Gliomablastoma and underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor. He has since been receiving Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy, which are extremely taxing on the body. Alternative treatments are not covered by his insurance despite the fact that they can improve one’s quality of life and possibly even change the outcome of his diagnosis.
Although in extreme good spirits and even attempting to play his guitar, Edgar has had many difficult moments since his diagnosis. His health is in a very delicate state. Chemotherapy side effects can lead to headache, drowsiness, loss of appetite, confusion and even depression. Neither Edgar nor his wife Valeria are able to work at this time due to the illness and support is needed to offset some of the medical costs. Our goal is to raise $12,000 to alleviate some of the financial stresses faced by Edgar and his family during this time of hardship. Please consider making a donation to support the medical treatment of this wonderful artist who has given so much to the music world. Any amount will help, and together, we can make him stronger and healthier. Join us, share the campaign, contribute.
Our goal is to raise $12,000 to assist him and his wife with some of the medical costs. – See more at: https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/edgar-de-almeida-needs-your-help#sthash.UEqfnfmX.dpuf