I don't usually do things like this, but please consider this request. I asked Terri Pattio for permission to post this and she said the following:
"Bob I have no problem with you posting it on Syndication Express. I understand perfectly what your intentions are, and I wish you all the best with raising the desired money. I recommended that you should post it in a forum and this way people can share it for you and this will help you to raise the money you need. I believe it's a great idea. May God bless you and Mary."
Transitional support after surgery
I will be having surgery in early May on my right elbow and wrist involving ulnar nerve, ligament, and tendon damage sustained in an injury falling off the back of a dimly lit stage area while working (as an independent contractor) as a Live Sound Engineer/Stage Manager at a Larry Harlow concert at Summerstage, NYC on August 29, 2013.
Because of these injuries to my right elbow/wrist (I am right-handed), I have been unable to work as a Stage Manager (setting up bands and moving equipment) with my 3 major clients mentioned above as well as not being able to work as musician/producer of artists that I work with in my home studio, RMCO MUSIC.
After 5 months of misdiagnosis (even after numerous X-rays, CAT scans, and MRIs) I have depleted my savings and am respectfully requesting 6 months of transitional support to help in paying our bills (partial rent, electricity, telephone/internet, OTC medication not covered by Medicare, basic cable TV, transportation, etc.) which amount to $900/month for 6 months while I recover from surgery and physical therapy to get back to work. My wife of 23 years, Mary is disabled, and cannot work, having just had brain aneurysm surgery on Nov. 27, 2013 and I am and have been her sole caregiver as she slowly recovers...full recovery will take about a year.
Any assistance in any amount will be so very appreciated. Here is the site with more information on how to help: http://www.gofundme.com/7pac8g
And here are some links so that you can find out a little bit more about me:
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/
IBO Social Profile: http://www.ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1
Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/