I'm posting this here just on the chance that it may generate some contributions. Extreme misfortune that has fallen upon a good friend of mine named Wayne Pedzwater. Wayne is one of the greatest bass players in the world and has been a staple of the New York studio scene for as long as I've lived here. I'm sure if you look through your record collection you find him on something because he's played with just about everyone from Bob James to Carol King. As I said, he's a great bass player and a great guy. The picture of health and fitness, Wayne was diagnosed several years ago with stomach cancer. He suffered for the last few years, with operations and chemo, etc. With his stomach removed, and then some, it looked like he’d beat the odds and actually licked the cancer. He was back to biking 20 miles a day, etc.
Then Wayne was suddenly diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. At 47 years old, he is now in Stage 4. He has a feeding tube 18 hours a day, is down to 130 pounds, and is in dire health. His situation is critical.
Equally critical is his financial situation. His health insurance has been long gone, and his wife’s is about to expire. They’re broke and in deep debt; They are in an awful situation. And now they are open – both emotionally and financially - to the help that a larger community can offer.
In an effort to energize their assistance, there is now the “Wayne Pedzwater Fund”. This was set up through local 802’s Emergency Relief Fund. All the proceeds designated to Wayne will go to helping Wayne and Patty’s financial situation.
To make a tax-deductible contribution:
Write a check made out to: “Emergency Relief Fund”.
ON THE MEMO LINE, WRITE: “Wayne Pedzwater Fund.”
Mail the check to:
C/o Local 802, AFM
Emergency Relief Fund
322 W. 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
Since we live in a world where too many people are content to just look out for themselves, and a country that doesn't provide nearly enough relief for situations like this, it's up tp us to take care of each other.( remember, Karma is a boomarang)
your help is critical.