This past week I had the privilege to perform at the 8th annual Janeway Jamboree in Marystown! This event is an annual concert to raise funds for the Janeway Children’s Hospital in St. Johns. This event was very special to me because I hold the Janeway very close to my heart.
At the age of 10 I was admitted to the Janeway with an extremely high fever, low blood cell count and not much hope for the future. When you’re 10 years old the only things you have to worry about are who you’re going to play with after school or your spelling test on Friday, you don’t have to worry about dying, but I did. Things were looking bleak until they identified my disease as Kawasaki Disease and started a treatment called IVIG, a treatment that is usually only given once, but because I had such a small window between life and death, I was given a second dose and thankfully began to respond. I owe my life to the Janeway Hospital and the wonderful staff that works there which is why any opportunity I am given to volunteer or raise funds for them, I graciously accept.
The event was a total success, a sold out show with some amazing local acts! It was so nice to see people from all over the peninsula come together to support such a great cause! A huge thank you to the coordinators of the event for asking me to perform as well as a big congratulations on an amazing success!