Thoughts and prayers for Jerry Holland Cape Breton Fiddler
Sorry list to pass this sad news but Jerry is in our thoughts ,since I got this Email from Billy McComiskey ,Martin
From: Billy McComiskey
From: Sid Blum
I’m passing along this message from Jerry Holland
I am planning a series of
>>fund-raising concerts and events, because he will undoubtedly be
>>some work, although we all have our fingers crossed about his summer. You
>>can also at any time send a check made out to him, and mail to me, Beth
>>Telford, at 1060 Bent Hill Rd, Braintree, VT 05060. He has a local account
>>where I can make deposits for him. Musicians, please email or call me if
>>you’re willing to help. As you all know, Jerry is not only a great
>>musician but one of the finest friends a person could ever have. Please
>>keep him in your hearts. He’s the last person who would ask for help, but
>>he needs it, and that’s what friends are for.
>>I hope all is well and happy.
>>I’ve some bad news if you haven’t heard already. It looks like I have
>>cancer and the talk is, that they will be taking my leg. I go into Halifax
>>on Tuesday coming and they’ll do a biopsy and I think they have Friday
>>booked for taking my leg. I hope to find out that it’s no where else in my
>>body. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they first told me that I had lung
>>cancer, but this first???? They told me that they think that this is the
>>only spot. Bone scan says this and a full chest scan/ex-ray I think they
>>called it a CT Scan. Blood tests, he said looked ok?? They did an MRI and
>>a CAT scan and the Doctor in Halifax has that info. I haven’t heard what
>>those test results are. I’ll know I guess on Tuesday. It will help in
>>giving me some idea what gigs I’ll have to cancel. I don’t want to cancel
>>any if I don’t have to, as these 3 months is where I make my years income.
>>I’m sorry for dumping this on you folks, I thought you should know when I
>>had some clear info. Thank you very much for your loyal support.
>>Please say a little pray for me.
>>My best wishes to all