Thursday, December 14, 2006

Grateful for life!

The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, who has had his share of health problems in the last decade and received a liver transplant in 1998, was recently admitted to Detroit's own Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital. On Tuesday, December 5th, Phil underwent surgery for prostate cancer. A blood transfusion was necessary as part of the procedure, but he has pulled through and it appears that he is recovering well. He was in the hospital for less then two days and then checked into a Dearborn hotel, where he stayed until Wednesday, December 13.

Phil has been urging his fans and the public the importance of being an organ donor as well as donating blood for many years.

During the month of December, through his non-profit organization The Unbroken Chain Foundation, for every pint of blood donated, Phil will be donating $10 to the Vattikuti Urology Institute. (up to $50,000)

For more info you can also visit the official Phil Lesh & Friends page. (click on Hotline)

I for one am grateful that Phil did his research and felt safe in choosing our very own Detroit doctors! I am also grateful for the music that he has been sharing and enriching our lives with for so many years, and it's great to know now that he has received the attention that was needed involving his health concerns that he will continue to rock on!


Blogger SLC Library Boy said...

Best of luck to Phil...

12/15/2006 12:22:00 AM  
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