Benefit Concert for Andrew Leahey 12/12/13 @ Cannery Ballroom / by Nick Bullock


-photo taken from Cannery Ballroom site

It's too easy to take things for granted in life. I don't know Andrew Leahey personally, but he's a friend of a friend. Andrew is a musician, songwriter and has a band called The Homestead here in Nashville. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor some time ago and went in for 12 hours of surgery this past November. With the surgery came risks of hearing loss, paralysis, or even death. Fortunately, he seems to be mending quite well.

Musicians, as self employed people, 9 times out of 10 can't afford health insurance. I hope that changes in the near future.

So, we in the community gather together in support of another human being, who is fortunate to have friends who love and care enough to organize a benefit concert in his honor. I'm guessing that brain surgery isn't cheap. It is nice to be loved when you are in need of love. It's nice to love when someone else is in need of it.

If we want to have a positive impact on the ones we love, and others around us in our community, more than half the battle is showing up. So next thursday, I'm going to show up. I hope you join me. Lets get Andrew back on his feet, and playing music again. Because life is short, and worth the effort.

Share your story. What are you going to show up for? What one thing can you do to have a positive impact on your family/friends and community this week?

-photo taken from Cannery Ballroom site