Many of you that follow the Rhode Islander folk duo Brown Bird will know already that Dave Lamb was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year which explained the fatigue he was going through whilst touring their latest release ‘Fits of Reason’. In September he received a bone marrow transplant and last week he managed to celebrate his 100th day by eating out for the first time since the transplant.
The recovery time is one year during which time he can’t work, tour or be in crowds due to the increased chances of infection. To help, a campaign has been set up to help meet medical fees and everyday life expenses as Dave was not medically insured. They made a lovely video about this period in their life and how difficult it was getting help. Thankfully fans have rallied to their support but they still need a lot more support to get them through this period. You can find out more here: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/brown-bird-still-needs-your-help/84219
Our Song of he Day is Weathering which was written during Dave’s first round of chemotherapy and recorded at home post-transplant. He has offered it to fans as a small token of his gratitude for all the help he has received during this difficult time. Please consider making a donation however small.
You can donate and read updates on Dave’s recovery on their YouCaring page