This album was put together with songs donated by these amazing, kind hearted artists to raise money for Donna's CCSVI treatment. Some songs are old, some new, some only available with this compilation. Dig in!
Donna was diagnosed with MS in 1996, after a few bouts with optic neuritis. She was told that her MS was relapsing-remitting and that she would not likely have many problems. This wasn’t to be so, and just two years later she started having tingling and numbness in her right hand, a foot that dragged when she was tired, and blurred vision. As with anyone with a busy life, she ignored her body and symptoms and continued to work, even taking a very stressful job ’99. Within two weeks, she was blind in one eye, could barely walk and could not move the right side of her body.
She managed to keep her independence for many years by setting up a business and working from home. She eschewed the MS injections as they were not helping and making her feel horribly ill. She’s managed all this time with supplements and exercises, diet modifications and lots and lots of water…but unfortunately MS has her firmly in its grip and last year after quite a long stint in a care facility, she truly thought that she wouldn’t be able to come home again and would have to give up her beloved kitties, Pita and Pepper. Through sheer force of will Donna did come home, and managed to get things sorted with the help of friends and family to move into an apartment better suited to her needs and arrange just enough home care to get by.
As her MS was rapidly progressing, she decided to try the controversial angioplasty treatment for CCSVI. This compilation has been put together to raise money for Donna to pay for her treatment in the United States. It has been found that anywhere from 80-100% of people with MS have CCSVI, a condition in which the veins that drain the blood from your brain and spinal cord are blocked. Opening these veins has proven to relieve symptoms in many MSers and improve their quality of life. The treatment is still quite controversial and is not allowed in Canada, so travel and paying out of pocket was necessary. $13,000 later, Donna is left with a big bill to pay!
The wonderful artists on this compilation want to help! Please pay what you can to download these great tunes. All proceeds go directly to paying off Donna's medical debt!
Read more about CCSVI here: www.ccsvi.org
released 29 March 2011