NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Buddies of Henry Butler have started an web fundraising effort help pay for the musician’s most cancers remedy.
Butler, a New Orleans piano prodigy who was blinded in childhood by glaucoma, was at current acknowledged with stage IV most cancers.
Fellow musician Richard Julian put collectively the GoFundMe account help pay for specialised remedy for Butler, who now lives principally in New York.
“We attempt elevate a minimal 35Okay as quickly as attainable ship him Germany for explicit care the place he will pay cash for hyperthermia remedy from a renown doctor and have the around-the-clock supervised medical care he needs,” Julian wrote. “The money will even be used get him the extra help he’ll need in the midst of remedy and restoration.”
The remedy will embrace heating Butler’s most cancers cells harm them and limit their dangerous capabilities, in accordance the GoFundMe net web net web page.
“Henry is solely not solely a nationwide musical treasure, nonetheless a smart and spiritual human being boot. We hope that between Henry’s fan base and his stature contained within the music group, we’re ready attain our goal of 35Okay and get him dealt with by February,” Julian wrote. “He has many dwell reveals creating this spring and summer season season season contained within the US and Europe and he is devoted and hoping proceed performing for his followers outdated and new.”
Along with help from followers all through the globe, fellow musician, Simpsons voice actor, and part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer implored his Twitter followers contribute the difficulty.