Please help Joe DeLeon

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This past week we have all been completely sucker-punched by the news that Houston area drummer extraordinaire Joe Deleon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Joe is of course best known for his stint with Doug Supernaw during his heyday but has a very long and impressive list of accomplishments. He has worked on hundreds and hundreds of studio sessions with the best in the business and continued playing live shows with artists like Todd Fritsch, Darwin Macon, Cowboy Steel, Shane Barnhill, Cooper Wade, Junior Gordon, The Armadillo Playboys, Patrick Murphy, Randy Meadows, Stephen Chadwick, Abby Gough, Neil Austin Imber, The Spiffingtons and Dixie Trahan, just to name a few.

Having no health insurance, Joe is now in desperate need of our help. The music community and his friends and fans have already shown tremendous support and given with open hearts.

We have established a new Official Website for Joe (which will be constantly updated as we go), Joe’s old friend Doug Driesel has setup a GoFundMe campaign to aid in the upcoming battle. There is also a “Help Joe Deleon Beat Cancer” Facebook page that you can LIKE and get all future updates directly from the source.

Multiple benefit concerts are currently being planned and coordinated, silent auction items are being collected and there is much more to come ……

Official “Jammin’ For Joe” Benefits/Events Schedule:

9/26/2015, 7am-12pm
Garage Sale, 12511 Cherry Point Dr., Dayton TX 77535

10/11/2015, 2pm-7pm
“Jammin’ for Joe Benefit” @ Blue Collar Bar
5626 Red Bluff Rd, Pasadena, TX 77505

10/25/2015, 3pm-9pm
“Jammin’ for Joe Benefit” @ Mo’s Place
21940 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450

10/30-11/01/2015
Cooking for Cancer @ Hawg Stop Bar & Grill
11335 Sheldon Rd, Houston, TX 77044

All dates/times are subject to change – please check back regularly !!

If you want to support Joe, please visit any of these sources – any help is needed and much appreciated:
www.DrummerDeleon.com
Help Joe Deleon Facebook page
GoFundMe Joe Deleon Fund

On a personal note:

“I can’t believe we are here talking about my brother Joe being sick because you never think it can hit “any of us”, right? I played a recording session with him last Monday – coincidently for a song called “Let Us Know You Care” – and he told me that he would go to seek medical help because he wasn’t feeling well and hadn’t been quite right for a while. A few hours later I get the news that my partner in crime for more than 13 years has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The World seemed to stop for a minute or two, your head spins like crazy and you wish you could wake up from this terrible dream. Then you realize its not a dream and he needs all the support and help he can get. I know all of his friends have been working 24/7 on putting things in place to support Joe in the biggest way we can and I also know that he is very very moved and overwhelmed by the response. So, for right now I want to thank everybody that has already helped (way too many to mention by name but I do want to send special thanks to the The Foundry Church family, my Cowboy Steel brothers, Doug Driesel, Amy Floyd, Darwin Macon, Walter Cross, Paul Chris and Cooper Wade for their tireless efforts) and hope that we will be joined by many more in the coming days, weeks and months as this will be an ongoing uphill battle. Please keep Joe and his family in your prayers – thank you” — Robert DiBlanco