Archive for the Lifesaving Category

Musicians Can Give Life

Posted in Clyde Blosl, Donor, Fender guitars, Giving Thanks, Life, Life Center Northwest, Lifesaving, save a life, Talent, Tribute with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by damngoodtunes

Clyde Blosl modified

You may recall the story we did a couple years back about a man named Clyde Blosl, a name you would be hard pressed to find many of in many places of this world, let alone western Washington. Clyde was an exceptional musician and good friend to this writer since an early age. This story continues now, as we learn that Clyde Blosl was an organ donor and, in a way Clyde continues to live on. This report has so inspired me that I can only think of the breadth of applications should musicians throughout the USA, Canada and the rest of the world were to become as caring and giving as was our friend Clyde. And now, as Paul Harvey used to say – is the rest of the story;

On April 15th 2013 this editor-owner was invited to meet with the Governor of Washington State on behalf of the
Blosl family to receive an award acknowledging that Clyde Blosl had donated his organs in order that others might have a better chance at life. In particular, Clyde’s liver was donated to a Mr. Paul Brown, a youth Pastor near Tacoma Washington. On this day, Mr. Brown and his wife met with the Blosl family for the very first time. Tears and hugs were exchanged as much emotion and love filled the room .

Paul Brown - Recipient

Paul Brown – Recipient

Governor Jay Inslee has stepped forward to make Washington state number 1 for designated organ donor endorsements on driver’s licenses – having seen a 22% increase in just a little over a year, ranking the state as number three in the nation to 69 per cent willing to donate and possibly save other lives. Governor Inslee went on to tell us that his own son’s eyesight was restored due to his receiving a corneal implant.

The Incredible team leaders from LifeCenter Northwest work selflessly 24-7 to facilitate all phases and dimensions from logistics to consolation of family members – both donor and recipient. Please visit their website by clicking the Life Center Northwest Logo in this feature

Local regional newspaper, The Daily Chronicle with reporter Lisa Broadt had contacted me the week prior to the event and arranged a pre-meeting between Clyde Blosl’s brother Richard, Lisa and myself. We were all together for the entire day at the Capitol building and later over at Providence St. Peter’s Hospital in Lacey for more of the ceremony and the meetings of the Brown and Blosl families. Ms. Broadt’s coverage of the story encompassed two full-paged articles in the Daily Chronicle, providing excellent advertisement for the Life Center Northwest and the importance of organ donation at large.

We sincerely appreciate the cooperation with Lisa Broadt, The Daily Chronicle – Chronline.com and mutual concerns shared with and about my dear friend Clyde Blosl

Life Center Northwest

Life Center Northwest

www.lcnw.org

Richard Blosl - Clyde's brother with Paul Brown

Richard Blosl – Clyde’s brother with Paul Brown

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee and writer Bruce Maier

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee and writer Bruce Maier

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FLOODED NASHVILLE

Posted in Conventions, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Lifesaving, News with tags , , , , on May 17, 2010 by damngoodtunes

As the following video shows. the devastation in Nashville following the traumatic flood earlier this month has left several dead, many animals perished or missing,thousands homeless, millions of dollars in damages and in addition, some of the finest musical instruments and amplifiers at Soundcheck totally demolished. We at damngoodtunes, especially including Eric Normand, will be covering this story and spreading the truth that the News Media of the USA has failed to report.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLOOD AND THE LIFE AND RE-BIRTH OF NASHVILLE SEE ERIC NORMAND’S BLOG HERE

Update on our dgt girls!

Posted in Dialysis, Health, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Lifesaving, News with tags , , , on May 17, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Just to let you all know once again, that Firelyn and her sister Trinity are doing really well. The transplant of the kidney was a success, and though Firelyn’s doctors are trying to get a handle on her body having too much potassium, she is doing good. Trinity told the doctors she needed very little pain meds and was released to make her trek from Seattle to Flagstaff AZ by car. They turned it into a badly needed vacation but after about 2 days she realized she should have accepted the pain relievers. But she made it home, tougher than most and now is back to normal. We have given both young women an extended leave from damngoodtunes.com while they rebuild their lives and health. Thank you to all the well-wishers and prayers that came in from all over the world!

BJM/dgt

Trinity and Firelyn doing better

Posted in Bond, Giving Thanks, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Lifesaving, Reviews on April 24, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Trinity was released to her recovery hotel two days ago and Firelyn will be released to hers today. Thank you for all the healing energies.

bjm/dgt

About Trinity and Firelyn

Posted in Bond, Dialysis, Health, Journalism, Lifesaving, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Toni and Keri

Please send your good thoughts and prayers to our two fabulous women, Trinity Lost and Firelyn  who are sisters about to undertake a life-changing event: Trinity is donating a kidney to Firelyn to  save her life.

The operation takes place on April 19th 2010 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle Washington.

As you know, Trinity is our Art and Design Editor and both she and Firelyn have been journalists for us since 2007. It is hard to imagine a DGT without them available each day as they are indispensable! But for now, they need lots of support , love and plenty of rest after the operations have been completed.  We will keep you posted on the events and progress. Meanwhile, just hold some good thoughts and prayers for these two remarkable women, who also just happen to be my daughters.

Peace

Bruce J Maier/ publisher