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#2884317 - 10/10/17 05:46 PM Has anybody heard anything...
picker Offline
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...about how Jerry Donahue is doing after his stroke? I hope it wasn't too bad, and that he can recover.
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#2884349 - 10/11/17 01:18 AM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: picker]
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Haven't heard any updates but I wish Jerry Donahue and his family all my best wishes for a full recovery. He is such a talented player and I truly hope he gets to keep playing his guitar...
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#2884354 - 10/11/17 04:14 AM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: Larryz]
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As it happens, I was just watching a Jerry Donahue video at work yesterday. Love his playing.
All my prayers and best wishes.

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#2884355 - 10/11/17 04:19 AM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: Larryz]
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I've seen what strokes can do, and there's so many factors in what makes for a good recovery. So I'm hoping the best for him too.
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#2884377 - 10/11/17 06:53 AM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: whitefang]
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I have no idea who Jerry Donahue is, but I hope he's getting better.
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#2884464 - 10/11/17 12:56 PM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: Sharkman]
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Quote:
I have no idea who Jerry Donahue is

He's this cat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMh5rg8xC4


PickMan, these are the most recent things I could find.

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On July 29, 2016, Donahue suffered a catastrophic, paralyzing stroke. According to reports published several weeks later, doctors told his family that he would probably never play the guitar again.

Sept 2K16
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-09-12/fairport-convention-ex-jerry-donahue-suffers-stroke

The 69-year-old has been left with a degree of paralysis on his right-side and is unable to talk properly due to aphasia brought on by the stroke.
Donahue's daughter Kristina Donahue Daly says: "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."

Daly says that the family remain positive about Donahue's future and says he would love to hear from fans as he continues his recovery.
She adds: "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."

April 2K17 benefit/ info
https://patch.com/california/agourahills...nahue-at-bogies

His daughter's FBook page
https://www.facebook.com/KristinaDonahueDaly/

Her YouTube page
https://www.youtube.com/user/kristinadonahuemusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efeXpJsSBLw


His sites seem moribund

jerrydonahue.com

https://www.facebook.com/jerrydonahuemusic/

Jerry M Donahue
@jerrydonahuemusic


Edited by d (10/11/17 01:13 PM)
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#2884615 - 10/12/17 08:41 AM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: picker]
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Wow, clearly I have been missing out. That is some gorgeous playing and his wife can really sing-he found the right one. I wish him a full recovery-dang, if I had a chance I would recommend some PT that I do for my own health. In theory it would be just the thing for clots, knots and kinks of circulation.
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#2884623 - 10/12/17 09:20 AM Re: Has anybody heard anything... [Re: skipclone 1]
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IIRC, Kristina's his child.

Donahue's daughter Kristina Donahue Daly says: "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."

Daly says that the family remain positive about Donahue's future and says he would love to hear from fans as he continues his recovery....
Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
if I had a chance I would recommend some PT that I do for my own health. In theory it would be just the thing for clots, knots and kinks of circulation.



She adds: "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."


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