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Help Tony Congas Breathe Easy

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THE STORY:

Tony "Congas" Cruz is one of the best professional percussionists living in Austin. He has been diagnosed with COPD. This means Tony has a lot of difficulty breathing. When something we take for granted like breathing becomes a chore, it affects every element of your life. From time to time, Tony has "episodes" not unlike an asthma attack. So far the medicine he has been prescribed has not helped as much as his doctor hoped. He needs money to be able to buy better drug therapies.

The disability has made it difficult for Tony to work at his job as a Maintenance Supervisor, so he had to leave his job. He has no insurance beyond what is offered from HAAM, a local non-profit that extends health benefits to musicians. He needs your help to purchase prescriptions that help him breathe easier, buy healthy food and vitamins to improve his health, buy gas to get him to gigs and most important, your love and support.

While Tony is waiting to hear if his disability claim will be honored (he applied over three months ago) he needs funds to meet BASIC living needs. Your support will help a long-time Austin musician continue to play for you. Please donate what you can.

Any amount donated is welcome. Even if it is only a dollar you can afford to part with it helps!

Thanks for reading. To find out when Tony and Hard Proof are playing near you, visit: http://hardproofmusic.com

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