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Title: Jerry Donahue
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 31, 2016, 03:35:05 PM
Just seen this on FB from Kristina Daly (Nee Donahue)



"My dad had a stroke on Friday and is in the hospital. Unfortunately, they missed the three hour window to treat and, due to the location of the blockage, it was too risky to perform surgery. So, they're holding him for now.

I flew out to LA to be with him and, though he is unable to speak, he did recognize me. He's very frustrated, as you can imagine, but we're trying to stay positive.

So thankful to Susan Rey & Frank Badami who saved my dad's life.

More news and information to come. Please keep my dad in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you and love to you all.

Kristina x"

Wishing him well, sending love & good vibes to him & his family.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on July 31, 2016, 03:38:51 PM
Oh no, how awful.  Fingers crossed.  

Love and hugs to Jerry and all affected.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 31, 2016, 03:43:17 PM
Oh poor Jerry :(  sending lots of healthy positive vibes for a quick and full recovery


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: mickf on July 31, 2016, 04:47:23 PM
That's awful news. Fingers crossed for a good outcome.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jim on July 31, 2016, 05:30:35 PM
Grim old news, all the very best of luck to Jerry and fingers crossed for a swift return to good health.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on July 31, 2016, 05:36:42 PM
Oh no....prayers & thoughts....hopefully, he'll recover


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dan O. on July 31, 2016, 05:49:14 PM
This is awful news...all the best to Jerry for a speedy recovery !


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 31, 2016, 06:02:38 PM
Hoping that he will make a full and speedy recovery.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jules Gray on July 31, 2016, 06:30:08 PM
Ach, no.

Get well very soon, Jerry!

Jules


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 31, 2016, 07:14:16 PM
Terrible news, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Andy on July 31, 2016, 07:27:52 PM
Bugger.  All best wishes.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on July 31, 2016, 07:59:17 PM
Awful news. My Dad had a stroke when he was 60, so I know how awful it will be for the family.  :-[


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on July 31, 2016, 08:27:36 PM
Actually shocked.

I was thinking how well time was not wearing on him at the New Forest festival. He was in great form there.
I am not a religious man, but I will offer up a prayer tonight.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: RobertD on August 01, 2016, 02:51:13 AM
Very sad to hear of this. Wishing him and his family all the best.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PaulT on August 01, 2016, 08:29:40 AM
Sending love to Jerry and family...


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Ronald on August 01, 2016, 08:46:29 AM
Very sad indeed, just hope that he will recover.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Alan2 on August 01, 2016, 12:09:09 PM
Good wishes to GD and the family.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on August 01, 2016, 12:26:41 PM
This from Susan Rey's Facebook:

""As alot of you have heard by now. One of my dearest and closest friends Jerry Donahue suffered a stroke on friday. He will need a lot of rehabilitation, love and support. Please if you make comments, only give healing and positive ones to support our dear friend.
Kristina Daly, Frank Badami, my hubby Peter Bellas and myself are caring for him 24 hours a day. He is in good hands. as far as visiting Jerry. It will be a long haul for him and he wishes that you respect his privacy except for a few of his very long time friends. if you would like to send him cards and love, please send them to me in care of Jerry Donahue and I will take them to him.

Susan Rey Bellas
29405 Luzon Drive,
Santa Clarita, ca 91390

I will keep you all updated as he gets stronger!""


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on August 01, 2016, 12:28:17 PM
Awful news. Hoping that he will make a full recovery. Wishing him all the best.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: jude on August 01, 2016, 01:01:02 PM
And an update via Jane Merrick on Facebook
"Jane thank you for your patience
Jerry is fighting very hard for his life...he does recognize us and smiles to acknowledge he starting singing little notes and he is continuing to sing which is great healing for him...We have music playing which seems to keep him calm...we will have another scan today to tell us more.
You can post my update and the first one to let everyone he is fighting very hard....keep your prayers coming"


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 01, 2016, 01:27:00 PM
Thanks for posting that Jude.

Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: David W on August 01, 2016, 02:53:51 PM
Indeed all good wishes to Jerry D and family.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Simon Withers on August 01, 2016, 04:41:34 PM
Jerry, wishing you a speedy recovery; peace and tranquility for you and your family. Big Big Hugs XX


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: John From Austin on August 01, 2016, 07:11:01 PM
Much love to the incredible Jerry Donahue, family and friends, from your fans John and Mrs. John From Austin.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Glen S on August 01, 2016, 08:20:29 PM
So very sad to hear this news...Sending positive thoughts to Jerry and his family...


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on August 02, 2016, 06:11:57 AM
Positive thoughts and prayers to Jerry, all his family and to the friends who are caring for him. O0 [;-) {:-)

 


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PL (Peter) on August 02, 2016, 08:22:42 AM
Fingers crossed for a speedy way back to full health.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: koho (Koen) on August 02, 2016, 04:47:13 PM
I'm gutted. Have been rereading our chats on Facebook just now which lead to me booking Fotheringay as a Dutch exclusive for Roots aan de Zaan on 24 September, which happens to be his birthday. I met Jerry before at various Cropredies but if one thing is clear (from real life and these chats) is that you immediately kind of forget his legendary status. He's just a down to earth geezer, very friendly, plays guitar a bit. But his music is in our DNA and has been for decades and his guitar style is unique. But I don't have to tell you that., do I.
The gig we have in our agenda is still some 9 weeks away, and is wholly insignificant now under the circumstances. Whether it happens: I'll go with the flow as in, await what the rest of the band decides to do. In the meantime, I keep all fingers crossed for a recovery in due course.
What a year, folks.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: StephenGiles on August 02, 2016, 09:09:55 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jerry.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Andy on August 02, 2016, 10:42:40 PM
Update from Facebook.

Kristina Donahue Daly with Jerry Donahue.
3 hrs · Los Angeles, CA, United States ·

Hi everyone,

Doc dropped by ICU today and said that dad's vitals look good and he's stable. So, they're moving him out of ICU but will continue to monitor him until CT scan tomorrow.

Dad is really sleepy right now and we're just letting him rest as much as possible.

A few people have asked me where to send cards and we're asking that they be sent to:

Susan Rey Bellas
29405 Luzon Drive
Santa Clarita CA 91390
United States

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, good thoughts, love & support.

Kristina x


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: David W on August 03, 2016, 09:19:36 AM

Update from Facebook.

Kristina Donahue Daly with Jerry Donahue.
3 hrs · Los Angeles, CA, United States ·

Hi everyone,

Doc dropped by ICU today and said that dad's vitals look good and he's stable. So, they're moving him out of ICU but will continue to monitor him until CT scan tomorrow.

Dad is really sleepy right now and we're just letting him rest as much as possible.

A few people have asked me where to send cards and we're asking that they be sent to:

Susan Rey Bellas
29405 Luzon Drive
Santa Clarita CA 91390
United States

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, good thoughts, love & support.

Kristina x


I wonder if we might ask one of the mods to arrange a card from Talkawhile?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on August 03, 2016, 11:26:56 AM
Why not send our own? That way he gets to see a lot of cards & well wishes?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on August 03, 2016, 11:31:08 AM

Why not send our own? That way he gets to see a lot of cards & well wishes?


My thoughts too - the more the merrier.  One winging its way as we speak.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 03, 2016, 03:05:10 PM

Why not send our own? That way he gets to see a lot of cards & well wishes?


Maybe David meant Talkawhile as a website, to send one as well as sending our own personal cards?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Sir Martin on August 03, 2016, 03:59:04 PM
Its continuing to be a grim year - get well soon Jerry.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on August 05, 2016, 07:42:38 AM
The latest from Kristina...

"Hi all,

Dad spent 2 hours in physical therapy today. They sat him up and got him on his feet. He then sat up on his own for 30 minutes!

He's paralyzed on his right side and is still without speech, but his occupational therapists have said they've seen worse cases fully recover, so that's what we're focusing on!

Dad has got some fight in him and he's very strong. He sometimes resists or retaliates when being asked to move, but he laughs when I say, "Behave!".

We have a long, hard road ahead of us, but we're celebrating the tiny wins. Thank you all so much for the prayers and well wishes! I truly believe they're working. Love to you all.

Kristina x "


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Andy on August 05, 2016, 11:01:02 PM
Update from Facebook. Post-Stroke care is almost always a rollercoaster for all concerned, this is seriously bad news, however.

Susan Rey

Dear Jerry Donahue friends,
We jumped the gun on Jerry's prognosis.
They have found another bleed and we are back to serious situations.
Kristina Donahue Daly and I would like to get him moved to a higher quality care center UCLA, USC, Cedars..you've all said if there anything I can do... well this is it.....if anyone has any direct connections to doctors in those places can you please refer us to them..ASAP
Thank you!

Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on August 05, 2016, 11:02:28 PM
I wish.....


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Joss on August 05, 2016, 11:09:07 PM
So very sad but my thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and his family. I was so fortunate to have been able to enjoy his performance in Fotheringay at their Southampton gig in June, it was a magical night.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: mickf on August 15, 2016, 04:51:26 PM
Was a bit surprised that no mention of Jerry's situation was made from the stage at Cropredy (unless I missed it, of course).


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Paul on August 15, 2016, 10:35:39 PM

Was a bit surprised that no mention of Jerry's situation was made from the stage at Cropredy (unless I missed it, of course).


I didn't hear anything. Yes, I was surprised too.

Paul


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 15, 2016, 11:09:06 PM


Was a bit surprised that no mention of Jerry's situation was made from the stage at Cropredy (unless I missed it, of course).


I didn't hear anything. Yes, I was surprised too.

Paul

Surprised and disappointed, especially as Fotheringay are rumoured to be hooked for next year.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Sir Martin on August 16, 2016, 09:01:23 AM
Ditto.

Jerry used to be a stalwart of Cropredy, and although he was not in the band for long his contribution was significant.
I actually find it hard to believe that Simon at least would not have said anything.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Andy on August 16, 2016, 09:13:20 AM

Ditto.

Jerry used to be a stalwart of Cropredy, and although he was not in the band for long his contribution was significant.
I actually find it hard to believe that Simon at least would not have said anything.
He did at the warm-up on Tuesday, noting that Jerry would be back with Fotheringay at Crops next year, an optimistic hope, unfortunately. However he did confirm that Fotheringay will be on the bill next year. Another source said that PJ will (hopefully temporarily) step up to fill the hole.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on August 16, 2016, 09:21:53 AM

I actually find it hard to believe that Simon at least would not have said anything.


Perhaps he was asked not to.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on August 16, 2016, 09:23:06 AM

Another source said that PJ will (hopefully temporarily) step up to fill the hole.


Indeed, PJ himself said that on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jim on August 16, 2016, 12:06:22 PM


Another source said that PJ will (hopefully temporarily) step up to fill the hole.


Indeed, PJ himself said that on Wednesday.


Whilst musing about the future of Fotheringay i assumed that, should they carry on, PJ would take over Jerry's duties unless James Burton offers to step in 8)
but who to take over the Trev role, Simon would be a shoe in or maybe Doug Morter.
Wasn't Doug supposed to be in the new line up, originally?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 27, 2016, 12:27:06 AM



Another source said that PJ will (hopefully temporarily) step up to fill the hole.


Indeed, PJ himself said that on Wednesday.


Whilst musing about the future of Fotheringay i assumed that, should they carry on, PJ would take over Jerry's duties unless James Burton offers to step in 8)
but who to take over the Trev role, Simon would be a shoe in or maybe Doug Morter.
Wasn't Doug supposed to be in the new line up, originally?

Sally Barker plays more rhythm guitar and PJ still takes Trevs vocals.??


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on August 27, 2016, 07:44:37 AM
Chatting to PJ before Cropredy, that was his thinking. No mention of adding anyone, saying a space was being left for Jerry.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 27, 2016, 06:07:15 PM

Chatting to PJ before Cropredy, that was his thinking. No mention of adding anyone, saying a space was being left for Jerry.


He is irreplaceable really.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 27, 2016, 06:09:23 PM


Chatting to PJ before Cropredy, that was his thinking. No mention of adding anyone, saying a space was being left for Jerry.


He is irreplaceable really.

......and with great respect to Sally and Katherine , so is Sandy.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 27, 2016, 06:47:27 PM



Chatting to PJ before Cropredy, that was his thinking. No mention of adding anyone, saying a space was being left for Jerry.


He is irreplaceable really.

......and with great respect to Sally and Katherine , so is Sandy.


Most definitely.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on September 05, 2016, 12:17:00 PM
Most recent update from Susan Rey, though a few days ago now...

" Jerry Donahue update...
Just a short note folks.....thank you all for the notes, cards, texts, phone calls..
Jerry is on the mend but, he has a long journey ahead.... but he is doing very well! and has alot of support from Kristina Donahue Daly, Patricia Andersons, Ron Crowe and myself...
Please be patient for info as Kristina has a very, very heavy load to figure out all of his personal stuff... and we are all ... so overwelmed... being there for Jerry and trying to have a little life of our own as well.....
But know.... that he is strong and doing very well!
Love and hugs for all of Jerry's friends and admire's for your undying concern, love and support! God bless you all! "


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on September 10, 2016, 04:54:40 PM
The latest from Kristina Donahue Daly.

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Hi, all. Sorry for the long gap since the last update. I've been putting this off because it's hard, but many have been asking about dad and it's time to let you all know the reality of his situation.

Dad suffered an ischemic stroke with hemorrhagic conversion. Every doctor who's looked at his chart is amazed that he survived. So, for that, we're truly grateful.

However, he has global aphasia, which makes it incredibly difficult to communicate and is, as you can imagine, very frustrating. His occupational therapist said she'd never before worked with someone with his level of aphasia.

He also has right side paralysis and his doctor said he will probably never play the guitar again. This being said, my dad has made progress regaining muscle control on the right side and we are not giving up on him!!

Dad is very strong and stubborn; he can do this! Please continue sending thoughts, prayers, and all the healing vibes his way. To those who have sent cards, thank you!! I know it means so much to him. If you'd like to, you're more than welcome to send videos saying hello, too. He'd love it.

You should also know that he's had a bit of agitation (naturally), but - all things considered - he's in pretty good spirits. He's working hard with speech, occupational, and physical therapy and, though it will be a long road, he's doing fine. Thank you and love to you all.

Kristina xx

P.S. Special thanks to Ron Crowe , Susan Rey , Peter Bellas , and my family for being unbelievably generous with their time and devotion to my dad.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 10, 2016, 07:08:08 PM
Poor Jerry, let's hope his hard work and refusal to be beaten continues apace.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on September 10, 2016, 07:17:24 PM
Keep on keeping on, Jerry.  Here's hoping x


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jules Gray on September 10, 2016, 07:25:57 PM
It's just too sad.  A guitar genius being robbed of his defining talent.  Prove 'em wrong, Jerry!

Jules


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PaulT on September 10, 2016, 08:11:55 PM
I'll echo what David & Jools said... much love and best wishes to Jerry and his family.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on September 10, 2016, 09:27:30 PM
Hoping so much that Jerry's recovery will be more complete than this latest news suggests.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 13, 2016, 02:46:48 PM
Listening to this in work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LiH8_h-1SM

Strongest possible vibes on their way to Jerry.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on September 15, 2016, 04:46:51 AM
I made a mix CD of various tracks featuring Jerry -- lots from Rising for the Moon, Nine, AT 2, plus 3 tracks from his Neck of the Wood solo album (the 3 with Dave Pegg on bass).  I'm listening to it now while visualizing JD healing.  The world needs this man to make more music.  "There is work to do before we say goodbye."


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on September 19, 2016, 10:01:58 AM
The latest from Susan Rey...

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Hi All Jerry Donahue friends,
I just wanted to update you about Jerry's progress.... he is doing very well! He has some movement now on his right leg and arm even has made several steps walking in therapy sessions..he still has very bad Aphasia but he knows who is there and is trying to communicate very hard and he is aware of what your saying to him and he has great frustration that he can not be understood in his communication as of yet....but he his making better progress in communicating..we and the staff are working with him on many different levels of Therapy...speech. physical, occupational, music as well and he sings and plays around with a mini piano and is doing very well with it...major chords and minors...etc amazing.... actually to see him play with it.. ..
We all know the strength Jerry has as an artist....and we know the man that he is...as I personally see his progress along with his school friend Ron Crowe, and his daughter, Kristina Donahue Daly...I really feel that Jerry will beat most of these battles and I think he will pick up his guitar some day and make it work as best as his body and mind will let him.. which could be so much more than any of us regular players could ever imagine doing...
Thank you all for your love and cards!
P.S.
Jerry's birthday is Friday....he really loves seeing your faces in video...it's more healing for him to see your faces! Send him a Happy Birthday Video and we will make sure he see's them all!!
XXOO! Susan


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 19, 2016, 10:43:22 AM

The latest from Susan Rey...

Quote
Hi All Jerry Donahue friends,
I just wanted to update you about Jerry's progress.... he is doing very well! He has some movement now on his right leg and arm even has made several steps walking in therapy sessions..he still has very bad Aphasia but he knows who is there and is trying to communicate very hard and he is aware of what your saying to him and he has great frustration that he can not be understood in his communication as of yet....but he his making better progress in communicating..we and the staff are working with him on many different levels of Therapy...speech. physical, occupational, music as well and he sings and plays around with a mini piano and is doing very well with it...major chords and minors...etc amazing.... actually to see him play with it.. ..
We all know the strength Jerry has as an artist....and we know the man that he is...as I personally see his progress along with his school friend Ron Crowe, and his daughter, Kristina Donahue Daly...I really feel that Jerry will beat most of these battles and I think he will pick up his guitar some day and make it work as best as his body and mind will let him.. which could be so much more than any of us regular players could ever imagine doing...
Thank you all for your love and cards!
P.S.
Jerry's birthday is Friday....he really loves seeing your faces in video...it's more healing for him to see your faces! Send him a Happy Birthday Video and we will make sure he see's them all!!
XXOO! Susan



This is good, positive news. Come on Jerry!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 24, 2016, 12:29:56 PM
Wishing Jerry a happy 70th birthday & hoping his recovery progresses apace.  :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on September 24, 2016, 12:32:16 PM
Indeed, happy birthday Jerry. And here's to recovery & many more.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 24, 2016, 02:40:17 PM

Wishing Jerry a happy 70th birthday & hoping his recovery progresses apace.  :)


Hear hear.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Simon Withers on September 25, 2016, 09:49:23 AM


Wishing Jerry a happy 70th birthday & hoping his recovery progresses apace.  :)


Hear hear.


Hear Hear Hear


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: koho (Koen) on September 30, 2016, 09:00:51 PM
We had Fotheringay at Roots aan de Zaan last Saturday (Zaandam, NL). It was a lovely gig, and we started with a tribute to the absent Jerry Donahue - whose birthday it was.
I compiled the iPod pre-show music so, that at around showtime Jerry’s signature tune The Beak/The Claw would play. When the song preceding that was over, I signalled to soundman Paul Smith to give the volume a push.
Then lights out, empty stage, the other Fotheringay members ready at the door – but Jerry played. I think it worked very well. Fab concert, turned out to be Kathryn Roberts' last with them. I wish them well!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on October 02, 2016, 03:59:07 PM
Indeed, Kathryn was finding the extra days on the road without her husband/family hard, so she's concentrating on her duo/family.

A friend of Sally's, Debbie, is taking her part. But Sally seemed reluctant to give her surname (I asked her again yesterday). We'll find out in November :-)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: John From Austin on October 10, 2016, 05:05:03 PM
Debbie Cassell? Singer-songwriter who has collaborated with Sally in the past.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on October 10, 2016, 06:16:37 PM
Could well be! Rings a bell.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on October 15, 2016, 10:30:52 AM
The latest from Kristina Donahue Daly...

Quote
Hi all. Sorry it's been so long since the last update. It's been a bit hectic.

Dad's update - He's made a lot of improvement physically; has been regaining muscle control on right side and has been able to walk some pretty great distances with a walker. I couldn't believe it when I saw it; I didn't know if this would ever be possible. Your prayers, well wishes, and good vibes are working!! Thank you!

He's going to need a lot more work mentally, I'm afraid. The hemorrhaging has left a lot of damage and his aphasia is still a big problem. He's also had increased agitation some days, which makes sense really. I can't imagine being in his position.

Anyway, we appreciate your continued thoughts & prayers. Please feel free too to reach out with video messages! He loves those.

Love,
Kristina x

P.S. This is a public post. Please pass this along to those you think may like to know.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on October 25, 2016, 02:02:29 AM
Recent encouraging-sounding news from Susan Rey on FB:

Quote
Amazing good news on Jerry Donahue progress not heard as of yet....
Jerry is able to take many many steps walking now with assistance and a special walker....he can now move his right arm all the way up to his shoulder area..."all most".....he is very determined....the most special moment was today.. Freebo F. Freebo and I met up to see Jerry and Freebo put a guitar in Jerry's hands and played the rythmn while Jerry played the chords....it was atonishing.... Jerry is still completely wired musically and he knows us all and responds to memories and jokes....regardless the lack of verbal and communitive abilitiy as of right now....music is the absolute proof that Jerry will come back with Music therapy and stimulations...
I'm not sure insurance will cover this but our brother needs this right now and several times a week.... if you who read this can help in this very needed cause....please help...and P.M. me
thank you all!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on October 25, 2016, 10:17:39 AM
Thanks Michael, encouraging indeed. Maybe someone should organise a JerryAid  :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on November 09, 2016, 04:41:19 PM
Just to note that RT is holding a Special Benefit Concert for Jerry Donahue
RICHARD THOMPSON in Solo Performance
December 4, 8:00 PM - $85 Sold Out

At McCabe's in California. I heard it sold out in under 2 hours.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 09, 2016, 04:45:06 PM

Just to note that RT is holding a Special Benefit Concert for Jerry Donahue
RICHARD THOMPSON in Solo Performance
December 4, 8:00 PM - $85 Sold Out

At McCabe's in California. I heard it sold out in under 2 hours.


"Nearly seventy quid to see Richard Thompson..?" etc. etc.  ::)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on November 09, 2016, 04:51:16 PM
All money goes to Jerry D. On this occasion, good on him


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jules Gray on November 09, 2016, 05:10:22 PM

All money goes to Jerry D. On this occasion, good on him


I think that's what Skirky meant in his own idiosyncratic way.

Nice one, Richard.

Jules


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on November 09, 2016, 06:02:58 PM
Yeah, nice one Richard.  His ex was talking about going to see him on Facebook too.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PaulT on December 15, 2016, 08:39:20 AM
Just spotted this update from Susan Rey on fb:

"So many are asking for a Jerry Donahue update...from America and the around the world.

Thank you everyone inquiring about our dear friend Jerry. All and all he is physically improving a lot! His good friend Charlie and I we're visiting at the same time and Jerry wanted to stand up out of his chair to show his improvements...We were nervous about it, but he stood right up out of his chair with both of us at his side and stood tall and proud!

I was so happy for him. He still has a very long road but he is working very hard! I went to one of his occupational therapy sessions and he was working very hard on his right hand and looking at me with...."See what I can do"? I'm so very proud of his determination!

As soon as that thumb is strong...I'm putting his thumb pick on it! Because when I strum a guitar for him as does Freebo F. Freebo...he plays out chords beautifully as only our Jerry does! Yes! Jerry go man go! Keep giving hope! Thank you all for your undying love for our dear friend!"

 ;D Positive news to start the day!  ;D


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jim on December 15, 2016, 10:13:48 AM

Just spotted this update from Susan Rey on fb:

"So many are asking for a Jerry Donahue update...from America and the around the world.

Thank you everyone inquiring about our dear friend Jerry. All and all he is physically improving a lot! His good friend Charlie and I we're visiting at the same time and Jerry wanted to stand up out of his chair to show his improvements...We were nervous about it, but he stood right up out of his chair with both of us at his side and stood tall and proud!

I was so happy for him. He still has a very long road but he is working very hard! I went to one of his occupational therapy sessions and he was working very hard on his right hand and looking at me with...."See what I can do"? I'm so very proud of his determination!

As soon as that thumb is strong...I'm putting his thumb pick on it! Because when I strum a guitar for him as does Freebo F. Freebo...he plays out chords beautifully as only our Jerry does! Yes! Jerry go man go! Keep giving hope! Thank you all for your undying love for our dear friend!"

 ;D Positive news to start the day!  ;D


That, for a change, is great news.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 15, 2016, 11:53:51 AM


Just spotted this update from Susan Rey on fb:

"So many are asking for a Jerry Donahue update...from America and the around the world.

Thank you everyone inquiring about our dear friend Jerry. All and all he is physically improving a lot! His good friend Charlie and I we're visiting at the same time and Jerry wanted to stand up out of his chair to show his improvements...We were nervous about it, but he stood right up out of his chair with both of us at his side and stood tall and proud!

I was so happy for him. He still has a very long road but he is working very hard! I went to one of his occupational therapy sessions and he was working very hard on his right hand and looking at me with...."See what I can do"? I'm so very proud of his determination!

As soon as that thumb is strong...I'm putting his thumb pick on it! Because when I strum a guitar for him as does Freebo F. Freebo...he plays out chords beautifully as only our Jerry does! Yes! Jerry go man go! Keep giving hope! Thank you all for your undying love for our dear friend!"

 ;D Positive news to start the day!  ;D


That, for a change, is great news.

Indeed it is Jim.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Tasha on January 25, 2017, 02:18:52 PM
update from his daughter Kristina

It's NAMM 2017! I know my dad would have loved to attend this year. Thank you all for the many messages, posts, prayers, and well wishes. I know it means a lot to my dad; it certainly means a lot to me and to my family.
Dad's stroke has left him with many challenges, but he's strong and is receiving excellent therapy.
I'd like to thank Richard Thompson for having a benefit concert in honor of my dad on Dec. 4th, which helped so much with medical expenses and lifted all of our spirits, too! Thank you, Jim Cowan, Nancy Covey, and Lincoln Myerson at McCabe's for arranging this.
Though my dad is unable to read your messages at this time, I know he feels the energy of the love and support you're all sending. Thank you.
Love,
Kristina x


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on February 13, 2017, 09:58:40 AM
There's a great photo just been posted on Facebook by Linda T of Linda and DM visiting Jerry.  


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on February 13, 2017, 10:09:05 AM
Can't see it without a Facebook login. Humpho


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jim on February 13, 2017, 10:29:41 AM
This one.
DM, JD & LT


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on February 13, 2017, 10:32:14 AM
Thanks Jim! Excellent photo.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on February 13, 2017, 10:32:27 AM
Thanks Jim, good to see that!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on February 13, 2017, 10:33:34 AM
Excellent!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on February 13, 2017, 11:03:22 AM
Nice pic, thanks for posting.

Sad that presumably, he'll not be appearing at Cropredy this year. It would be nice to send him a collective shout from the field, if it could be arranged.



Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PaulT on February 13, 2017, 11:10:22 AM
"Oh Donny Boy"?  :)

That's good to see, thanks!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: StephenGiles on February 13, 2017, 03:15:17 PM
Wonderful!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Keith E Rice on February 26, 2017, 10:43:52 PM
Wonderful piccie of LT and DM with JD.

Fantastic also that RT did a benefit for his occasional 'Sloth' sparring partner.

I know the odds are against him...but they were probably against JD being here at all earlier this year!

I'll be happy for Jerry if he gets enough quality of life back to enjoy being him again.

But, oh, wouldn't be wonderful if, just once more, we could see Jerry with his Telecaster standing up to Richard with his Strat and making 'Sloth' veer through all those tones at Cropredy.

I pretty much despaired when Richard left Fairport; but, when I heard 'Sloth' on 'LIVE CONVENTION', I was wowed. Not only did Fairport now have a guitarist of equalish capability but one who could add his own subtle - and not so subtle! - bends and swerves that evoked both similarity and difference within the the runs and phrases.



Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jules Gray on February 27, 2017, 10:15:39 AM

I pretty much despaired when Richard left Fairport; but, when I heard 'Sloth' on 'LIVE CONVENTION', I was wowed. Not only did Fairport now have a guitarist of equalish capability but one who could add his own subtle - and not so subtle! - bends and swerves that evoked both similarity and difference within the the runs and phrases.


I not only totally concur, but I've never seen it put better.  Great post, Keith.

Jules


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PaulT on March 28, 2017, 07:30:24 PM
Susan Rey has completed the album she's been making with Jerry.

More details, samples etc and available to order direct from:

https://www.ashgroveband.com



Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on April 06, 2017, 07:31:18 PM
Richard put on a concert to help with funds . Musicians not working is always a difficult issue especially with medical costs. Is there any thought of some funding initiative
 from his British fans and friends ?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on April 06, 2017, 07:32:04 PM

Richard put on a concert to help with funds . Musicians not working is always a difficult issue especially with medical costs. Is there any thought of some funding initiative
 from his British fans and friends ?



An officially sanctioned and supported collection at Cropredy would be a nice gesture...


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 14, 2017, 04:18:49 PM
A bit far & too short notice for me, alas.  :)

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17883991_1269597746491961_2327413320349983749_n.jpg?oh=c565af7c782607c43ca0932e1031fd73&oe=598CFEA3)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on April 14, 2017, 07:46:58 PM


Richard put on a concert to help with funds . Musicians not working is always a difficult issue especially with medical costs. Is there any thought of some funding initiative
 from his British fans and friends ?



An officially sanctioned and supported collection at Cropredy would be a nice gesture...


Its a start.... I was thinking about fellow musicians working together  in something really special . (As presented by Kristina Donahue and Jim Cowan)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on April 14, 2017, 08:50:59 PM
Needs someone to organise it. I'm sure his friends would turn out


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: John From Austin on June 02, 2017, 01:42:13 AM
Not sure this has been posted here before, but this link goes to Sweet Relief, which is raising tax deductible donations for Jerry:

http://sweetrelief.org/program/jerry-donahue-fund/


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: GarethW on June 02, 2017, 01:16:19 PM
Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere but - The Dylan Project and Fotheringay are doing a benefit gig - JerryAid - on 13 Dec at the Banbury Trades & Labour Club with all proceeds going to Jerry to help with his physiotherapy costs. Tix on sale now from: www.fairportconvention.com/tickets


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on June 02, 2017, 01:38:21 PM
Thanks, Gareth - booked!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on June 05, 2017, 07:46:13 AM
Thanks Gareth and Chris .
 
Please Please support this one folks. lets have it sold out, oversubscribed and ideas for pushing the amount donated to the JD fund.
I'm booked  hope you will be too    [;-) {:-) O0

   
See you there


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: koho (Koen) on June 06, 2017, 01:42:07 PM
Is this December Jerry Aid a certain thing? I saw it on Facebook weeks ago and then never could find anything else about it. Until now.
Thinking about going. I assume tickets being available via the Fairport site means it's on?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on June 06, 2017, 04:50:02 PM
Yep, its on.

Dylan Project supporting Fotheringay


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on June 08, 2017, 09:51:35 AM

Yep, its on.

Dylan Project supporting Fotheringay




Got my Tickets ;)  have You got Yours  ??   Comeonfolks this is important !!  O0 [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on June 08, 2017, 11:00:32 AM
yep, it's huge!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jim on June 08, 2017, 08:04:41 PM

yep, it's huge!


The venue isn't though


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on July 18, 2017, 05:32:02 PM
A recent update from Kristina Donahue Daly:

Quote
Dad is okay. He's not great... still can't speak. It's unlikely he'll regain speech, as that part of the brain suffered much damage from the hemorrhaging. He also still has a lot of muscle atrophy on the right side (right hand and leg), so playing is challenging without the help of friends to strum for him. He uses a walker with the therapists daily, but hasn't shown a ton of improvement. It's only been a year, though, and they say a lot can happen in the 2nd year. So, that's what we're hoping for.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on July 18, 2017, 05:33:51 PM

A recent update from Kristina Donahue Daly:

Quote
Dad is okay. He's not great... still can't speak. It's unlikely he'll regain speech, as that part of the brain suffered much damage from the hemorrhaging. He also still has a lot of muscle atrophy on the right side (right hand and leg), so playing is challenging without the help of friends to strum for him. He uses a walker with the therapists daily, but hasn't shown a ton of improvement. It's only been a year, though, and they say a lot can happen in the 2nd year. So, that's what we're hoping for.



That is, literally, amazing and heartbreaking, all at the same time.  Love to Jerry and his folks.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: RobertD on July 18, 2017, 07:10:41 PM


A recent update from Kristina Donahue Daly:

Quote
Dad is okay. He's not great... still can't speak. It's unlikely he'll regain speech, as that part of the brain suffered much damage from the hemorrhaging. He also still has a lot of muscle atrophy on the right side (right hand and leg), so playing is challenging without the help of friends to strum for him. He uses a walker with the therapists daily, but hasn't shown a ton of improvement. It's only been a year, though, and they say a lot can happen in the 2nd year. So, that's what we're hoping for.



That is, literally, amazing and heartbreaking, all at the same time.  Love to Jerry and his folks.


Seconded.
And keep going Jerry.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: delfini (Diane) on July 18, 2017, 09:22:55 PM
Oh, that's hard to read.  :'(
It was clearly a massive stroke, affecting many areas. I don't want to put a downer on it, but it is such a shame that he has made so little progress/has had limited spontaneous recovery. It's a long haul thereafter.
I hope he is content within himself.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jim on July 18, 2017, 10:52:10 PM
I just hope Jerry recovers enough to have a decent quality of life for what time he has left.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: delfini (Diane) on July 18, 2017, 11:33:24 PM

I just hope Jerry recovers enough to have a decent quality of life for what time he has left.

Yes.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on July 19, 2017, 12:17:49 PM
[like button]


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Alan2 on July 19, 2017, 12:39:58 PM
Another 'like'.  8)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: domkeating on July 19, 2017, 01:02:40 PM
i can't imagine there is anyone who knows Jerry who doesn't wish him well - a wonderful musician, an important part of Fairport's history & an all round good guy - I have been fortunate enough to meet Jerry a few times, albeit briefly at Cropredy & Half Moon for chat & autograph & he was always giving of his time & memories - I know lots of other fans who can say the same of him - it will be a long haul & along with a lot of other people I send love, best wishes & hope for the future to Jerry & his family.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: GarethW on July 19, 2017, 05:51:11 PM
A further note - we will be selling Jerry Donahue T-shirts at the Festival Merchandise Emporium over the Cropredy weekend with ALL money going to Jerry's Sweet Relief page. The Festival will pay for the manufacture and cover the dreaded VAT so every penny you spend will go straight to Jerry.
Bring one less T-shirt folks - you won't need it!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on July 19, 2017, 07:17:04 PM

A further note - we will be selling Jerry Donahue T-shirts at the Festival Merchandise Emporium over the Cropredy weekend with ALL money going to Jerry's Sweet Relief page. The Festival will pay for the manufacture and cover the dreaded VAT so every penny you spend will go straight to Jerry.
Bring one less T-shirt folks - you won't need it!


Nice one, Gareth.  


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dad Volt on July 19, 2017, 07:47:20 PM

A further note - we will be selling Jerry Donahue T-shirts at the Festival Merchandise Emporium over the Cropredy weekend with ALL money going to Jerry's Sweet Relief page. The Festival will pay for the manufacture and cover the dreaded VAT so every penny you spend will go straight to Jerry.
Bring one less T-shirt folks - you won't need it!

I suspect there will be plenty of takers for these.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on July 19, 2017, 08:54:28 PM
Or even a couple of shirts!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: dooovall [Daniel] on July 19, 2017, 11:39:38 PM
At least twice per week, I pop in a CD or three featuring Jerry working magic on his guitar, and I spend part of my listening time visualizing JD healing and growing stronger.  I sincerely believe in the power of mass consciousness and encourage others who appreciate this man's music to take a moment to send some healing energy through the universe.  I haven't listened to NINE so often in many years, and I appreciate so much of those songs & tunes anew.  Rising for the Moon gets a lot of plays too -- and recordings of live performances with JD doing wonders on his fretboard.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Paul B on July 20, 2017, 08:50:19 AM

A further note - we will be selling Jerry Donahue T-shirts at the Festival Merchandise Emporium over the Cropredy weekend with ALL money going to Jerry's Sweet Relief page. The Festival will pay for the manufacture and cover the dreaded VAT so every penny you spend will go straight to Jerry.
Bring one less T-shirt folks - you won't need it!


Excellent -for those not attending, how do we order one? thanks


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: StephenB on July 22, 2017, 02:06:20 PM
Reading through this I came up with a couple of ideas..

i) wouldn't it be nice if sometime on Saturday daytime the cameras were turned to the full crowd and the crowd asked to stand and shout out in unison to Jerry... and the video of that could be relayed to him.

ii) somewhere in the field, at the merch stall, or in the ticket tents, there could be message books for signing, where people could give their thoughts, tales, greetings and best wishes to Jerry. Online messages are one thing, but imagine Jerry getting real paper books with thousands of handwritten personal messages - would have to be good for his spirits.

Just a thought...


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: delfini (Diane) on July 22, 2017, 07:34:06 PM

Reading through this I came up with a couple of ideas..

i) wouldn't it be nice if sometime on Saturday daytime the cameras were turned to the full crowd and the crowd asked to stand and shout out in unison to Jerry... and the video of that could be relayed to him.

ii) somewhere in the field, at the merch stall, or in the ticket tents, there could be message books for signing, where people could give their thoughts, tales, greetings and best wishes to Jerry. Online messages are one thing, but imagine Jerry getting real paper books with thousands of handwritten personal messages - would have to be good for his spirits.

Just a thought...


Nice idea.
Not to put too much of a downer on it, but I wonder, however, how much of his cognitive abilities are intact. It sounds as if the damage is so bad that it is likely he won't be able to read. I remember she said he had global aphasia, which means that his understanding and his speech are very badly affected. (Aphasia in its truest sense means 'no Language'  :'(. Dysphasia is partial loss)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: StephenB on July 23, 2017, 12:25:14 AM
Well the way I see it, if it's done it's done, but if it's not, the chance is lost. Even if it can't be fully appreciated in the near future it will be there for posterity. I'm sure it would also be a great boost for the family, and it would also give his many fans some way of channelling their support and positive energy, for those who are into that kind of thing.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Malcolm on July 23, 2017, 06:52:23 AM
A few years ago, I think it was either Danny Thompson or Jonah  were in hospital, and the whole field sang Happy Birthday into the stage mike. With the miracles of modern technology and the benefit of the UK/California time difference, could the Field be beamed in to him? A suitable phrase, chant or whatever to call his name?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: delfini (Diane) on July 23, 2017, 11:59:59 AM

Well the way I see it, if it's done it's done, but if it's not, the chance is lost. Even if it can't be fully appreciated in the near future it will be there for posterity. I'm sure it would also be a great boost for the family, and it would also give his many fans some way of channelling their support and positive energy, for those who are into that kind of thing.

Agreed


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on July 23, 2017, 05:34:36 PM
I support  all the ideas and initiatives coming forward.  Jerry has been and still is a great innovator and example to many of us.
I was fortunate to see his performance at New Forest FF in 2016.
Don't forget the Dylan Project Fotheringay Concert 13th December .. Lets make it a sellout . and lets include Jerry in this 50th anniversary celebraton However we can.
Video and recording is valuable therapy for  head injury sufferers.  So visual, audio and finanial input will be great  [;-) {:-)  
Hugs nd htoughtsto jerry and his family  xxx


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: StephenB on July 23, 2017, 07:54:48 PM
It would be an ideal opportunity for a monetary collection as well, then.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Andy on July 23, 2017, 09:09:33 PM
Let's not overcomplicate matters.

You can directly donate on his Sweet Relief page and contribute that way.

Buy the t-shirt, Gareth will ensure the money goes to Jerry.

Personal messages can be sent via Facebook if you want to send them.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: StephenB on July 23, 2017, 10:32:50 PM
Well, I don't for the life of me know what's complicated about buying a few blank books and pens, getting people to write stuff in them, then posting them off to America. There is an intimacy in the written word on paper that will never be replaced by electronic means IMO - and there would be a special relevance in the fact that the books actually physically came from Cropredy.

Not everyone is, or indeed wants to be, on Facebook.

Re the money, I of course have no doubt at all that Gareth will ensure all the money goes to Jerry. I'd be happy to give some at Cropredy without taking the T-shirt, and maybe others would. So maybe that's the way to do that one.

Anyway, I made my suggestions in good faith, and they're there for anyone to consider in the same spirit. We all have Jerry's best interests at heart.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on July 24, 2017, 09:25:15 AM

Well, I don't for the life of me know what's complicated about buying a few blank books and pens, getting people to write stuff in them, then posting them off to America. There is an intimacy in the written word on paper that will never be replaced by electronic means IMO - and there would be a special relevance in the fact that the books actually physically came from Cropredy.


Nothing then to stop you.....


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Yorkshire Chris on July 24, 2017, 01:21:22 PM

Well, I don't for the life of me know what's complicated about buying a few blank books and pens, getting people to write stuff in them, then posting them off to America. There is an intimacy in the written word on paper that will never be replaced by electronic means IMO - and there would be a special relevance in the fact that the books actually physically came from Cropredy.

Not everyone is, or indeed wants to be, on Facebook.

Re the money, I of course have no doubt at all that Gareth will ensure all the money goes to Jerry. I'd be happy to give some at Cropredy without taking the T-shirt, and maybe others would. So maybe that's the way to do that one.

Anyway, I made my suggestions in good faith, and they're there for anyone to consider in the same spirit. We all have Jerry's best interests at heart.


Agree with every word - I think these are brilliant ideas and very easily achievable. Hope they happen.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 05, 2017, 12:33:48 PM

There are a couple of pieces of video floating about on FB of Jerry & some mates in the health centre in California, looking in good spirits & obviously making progress, if somewhat slowly.  Given the familiy's sensitivity over uploading images of Jerry, I've not posted links, but in the absence of any recent updates I just wanted to keep him in our thoughts. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on September 06, 2017, 01:41:24 PM
I'm going to assume that since it was live streamed publicly on FB yesterday and still there now, it must be OK to share.  Includes a comment from Peggy too.

www.facebook.com/mjochum2/videos/10213573937240902/


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on September 06, 2017, 01:56:04 PM
Thanks - he knows his chords. Smiles art the end too. Thoughts with Jerry.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: delfini (Diane) on September 06, 2017, 02:41:57 PM
That's good to see.

I'm not a guitarist, so don't know if he is making correct chords on the 'jam'.

He looks happy which is the main thing.

I just noticed that he wasn't always producing the correct chords when named, which seems to indicate his comprehension is poor. Repetitive vocalisation rather than speech, and no movement, it seems, in his right side indicate he had a 'belter' of a stroke. Such a shame. (Sorry, the retired SLT can't help it)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: John From Austin on September 06, 2017, 05:11:26 PM
That was really beautiful to see.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PaulT on September 06, 2017, 05:59:59 PM
Bittersweet... but ultimately positive! Good to see him playing again - albeit with one hand, but once they got going, it seemed to me that Jerry was watching Freebo and anticipating the chord changes. It's going to be a long hard road, let's hope he can get a good way along it.  :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on September 06, 2017, 06:03:18 PM
Very moving stuff.  Come on Jerry...keep it going  :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on September 06, 2017, 06:49:35 PM
Btw, with regards to Peggy's comment...is he living back in the UK again these days?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Tasha on September 07, 2017, 09:01:58 AM

Btw, with regards to Peggy's comment...is he living back in the UK again these days?


Peggy and Ellen usually divide their time between here and France.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: GarethW on September 10, 2017, 02:59:05 PM
Jerry D Tees still available from our online store. Every penny (we've covered the manufacturing and are paying the VAT) is going to Jerry's fund. http://www.fairportconvention.com/shop


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: David W on November 21, 2017, 04:26:23 PM
Raffle at Jerry Aid prized announced on Fairport page (pedants beware):

JerryAid Raffle

On the night Friends of Fairport will be running a raffle to help increase the amount we can send to Jerry to help his recovery. There will be five prizes:

1. An unique Fairport Convention advertising bannerstand (Donated by Fairport)

2. Another unique Fairport Convention advertising bannerstand (Donated by Fairport)

3. Photomontage, printed on metal, of Richard Thompson @ Cropredy 2017 - signed by Richard (Donated by Ian Burgess)

4. Bottle of Fairport Convention 35th Anniversary Ale - Signed by Swarb. (From Swarb’s private stock - to aid a good cause)

5. Chris Leslie & St Agnes Fountain CD’s (Donated By Chris Leslie)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on November 21, 2017, 04:36:54 PM

Raffle at Jerry Aid prized announced on Fairport page (pedants beware):

JerryAid Raffle

On the night Friends of Fairport will be running a raffle to help increase the amount we can send to Jerry to help his recovery. There will be five prizes:

1. An unique Fairport Convention advertising bannerstand (Donated by Fairport)

2. Another unique Fairport Convention advertising bannerstand (Donated by Fairport)

3. Photomontage, printed on metal, of Richard Thompson @ Cropredy 2017 - signed by Richard (Donated by Ian Burgess)

4. Bottle of Fairport Convention 35th Anniversary Ale - Signed by Swarb. (From Swarb’s private stock - to aid a good cause)

5. Chris Leslie & St Agnes Fountain CD’s (Donated By Chris Leslie)


7 tickets left for the gig they're saying!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Dave.P on December 08, 2017, 10:47:38 AM


Raffle at Jerry Aid prized announced on Fairport page (pedants beware):

JerryAid Raffle

On the night Friends of Fairport will be running a raffle to help increase the amount we can send to Jerry to help his recovery. There will be five prizes:

1. An unique Fairport Convention advertising bannerstand (Donated by Fairport)

2. Another unique Fairport Convention advertising bannerstand (Donated by Fairport)

3. Photomontage, printed on metal, of Richard Thompson @ Cropredy 2017 - signed by Richard (Donated by Ian Burgess)

4. Bottle of Fairport Convention 35th Anniversary Ale - Signed by Swarb. (From Swarb’s private stock - to aid a good cause)

5. Chris Leslie & St Agnes Fountain CD’s (Donated By Chris Leslie)


7 tickets left for the gig they're saying!



Two tickets available for Wednesday if any one is interested .. IM me


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 08, 2017, 05:21:22 PM


5. Chris Leslie & St Agnes Fountain CD’s (Donated By Chris Leslie)

So, do you get both?

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: GarethW on December 12, 2017, 11:48:55 AM
Hello All
We have had 2 returns for tomorrow's Jerry Donahue benefit gig in Banbury with The Dylan Project and Fotheringay.
Obviously we want to sell them so please let me know if you can make it and we'll take it from there.
Thank you.
Gareth


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: David V B on December 20, 2017, 09:13:20 AM
Surprised to have seen no reviews of the gig. What was the evening like?


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: fstix (Michael) on April 09, 2018, 08:17:09 AM
In response to a recent request for news updates on the Fairporters FB page...

Susan Rey - "I see him 3 or 4 times a week. We are still working on getting him walking again. it's a long haul but he's in good spirits."

Kristina Donahue Daly - "There aren’t really going to be a lot of updates as things are kinda the way they are in terms of speech and his right hand. We’re just happy he seems rather content. Sue is helping him regain strength and he’s already made a lot of progress in his right leg. Thanks for checking on him!"


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Tasha on September 20, 2018, 01:55:17 PM
just read about Jerry that Bonnie Raitt has given him an iPad loaded with several speech programs that he’s working with.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 20, 2018, 02:59:24 PM

just read about Jerry that Bonnie Raitt has given him an iPad loaded with several speech programs that he’s working with.
Had my heart in my mouth when this came up on my feed.... glad it's just progress news   :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jules Gray on September 20, 2018, 03:07:51 PM

Had my heart in my mouth when this came up on my feed.... glad it's just progress news   :)


Same.   :-\

Jules


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Tasha on September 20, 2018, 04:01:36 PM
sorry! :-[


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Jules Gray on September 20, 2018, 04:04:34 PM

sorry! :-[


Heck, no, where else could you have posted it if not here?

Jules


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on November 17, 2019, 04:36:41 PM
Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 18, 2019, 08:22:23 AM

Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


More than a few of those ‘names’ could easily have donated £10k individually, and not even have missed it.
Poor show imo.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 18, 2019, 09:59:03 AM


Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


More than a few of those ‘names’ could easily have donated £10k individually, and not even have missed it.
Poor show imo.
For all you know they have! This is something Peggy has initiated and this way he gets lots of publicity. Plus someone gets a fabulous guitar.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on November 18, 2019, 11:13:48 AM
Ralph pushed this on twitter....


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 19, 2019, 10:09:39 PM



Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


More than a few of those ‘names’ could easily have donated £10k individually, and not even have missed it.
Poor show imo.
For all you know they have! This is something Peggy has initiated and this way he gets lots of publicity. Plus someone gets a fabulous guitar.


For all you know they haven’t.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on November 19, 2019, 10:29:05 PM
But definitely possible


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 20, 2019, 09:12:45 AM




Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


More than a few of those ‘names’ could easily have donated £10k individually, and not even have missed it.
Poor show imo.
For all you know they have! This is something Peggy has initiated and this way he gets lots of publicity. Plus someone gets a fabulous guitar.


For all you know they haven’t.
Call me Polyanna but I'd prefer to think positively  :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: jude on November 20, 2019, 09:35:05 AM
Indeed.. why assume the worst of people? ???


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Andy on November 20, 2019, 11:00:28 AM

Indeed.. why assume the worst of people? ???
Depending on the people, it can save a lot of time. (Not these folks!)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: mightyglydd on November 21, 2019, 01:27:36 AM
Hmm, well; some good folks do something pretty darn cool to help a kindred spirit in need and.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AEj3LA2vSo





Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on December 03, 2019, 12:18:29 PM

Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


Lot 191 on December 11 for those interested.
https://bid.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/148/lot/60416?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F148%3Fpage%3D4


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 03, 2019, 12:23:42 PM


Probably posted elsewhere. The guitar - a signature Jerry Donahue Telecaster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50450945


Lot 191 on December 11 for those interested.
https://bid.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/148/lot/60416?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F148%3Fpage%3D4
I reckon it'll go for more than that!


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Chris on December 03, 2019, 12:25:29 PM
Yes, I thought the top guide was rather low. We'll see.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on December 03, 2019, 01:06:31 PM
Fingers crossed  :)


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 11, 2019, 11:06:47 PM
Some good news!

"A huge thankyou to the lovely purchaser who paid £22,000 for the Telecaster guitar. Thanks to Houlgate Auctions - Matt Worley, Tony Kelsey, Lars Mullen - JHS for providing the guitar - and all the great guitarists who signed this very special instrument. The display case is made by Rob Conway of RandR Showcase. This sale will really help Jerry and we all send him our love.

Cheers and thanks, Peggy."


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: davidmjs on December 13, 2019, 06:12:45 AM
Excellent news.


Title: Re: Jerry Donahue
Post by: PeteD on December 13, 2019, 04:38:52 PM
"This guitar has been signed by rock royalty.

"It's like a Who's Who of the greatest musicians the UK has ever produced."


Richard Digance?  ::)