Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cystic Fibrosis - help if you can

This is an appeal to maybe anyone who has visited my free guitar chords website and found songs they've enjoyed playing on guitar, or to any of my friends who know someone affected by CF. Having spent most of my adult life among musicians, I know they are the most generous, caring and compassionate group of people on the planet.

One of my daughters great friends, Tracie Lawlor, herself a really talented musician, sadly passed away recently from this life-threatening and life-shortening disease. The Republic of Ireland has the highest proportion of Cystic Fibrosis in the world, yet of all of the developed countries ( USA, Britain, France, etc. ) life expectancy is about nine years lower than the others. In Northern Ireland, for example, CF sufferers average life expectancy is in the early Thirties, compared with early Twenties in the Republic of Ireland. This is because of the lack of suitable facilities provided by the Irish Government for CF patients.

A fund has been created in Tracie's memory, with the aim of helping CF sufferers in her home town ( and mine ) of Wexford, Ireland. It would mean a lot to me if you would consider making a donation, however small. All money received to the fund is channeled directly to the aid of CF sufferrers.

If you can spare a few Euro, Dollars, Pounds, please take a moment and visit the Trust website at where you can find out more about fundraising events, and make a donation if you can.

My guitar songs website has been providing free chords and lyrics to guitar songs for musicians all over the world since 1999. I hope that you will have found it helpful in improving yourself as a guitar player. If you have, please consider giving a little something back. It could help extend someone's life.

Thanks for your attention.


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