Over the last few years both girls and I have attended Red Wing Festival together and consider it a highlight of our summer. I enjoy the entire weekend, getting to hear lots of new bands. Over the three-day weekend the only band that ALWAYS brings the girls to sit with me is the Steel Wheels. Hannah in particular listens to their music non-stop on her phone. I have tried to expand her musical taste, but she insists when selecting the next CD in the car that it is a Steel Wheels option. The bands’ uplifting messages in their songs have helped me through some hard times over the last few years and their music has become some of my favorites of all time. If you want to feel good listen to their music!
This band has become part of the musical background of my life. The girls and I have seen them in concert many times, we have all their CD’s, and even play their vinyl. We even found a record that has a little known song called Architect’s Daughter that we of course love. We also go to church with Eric, their fiddle player. So the girls both know his children.
So for the love of their music, this band, and this family I am asking for some help. I cannot even imagine and I don’t want to imagine what Eric and his family are going through. I am crying while trying to write this. Eric’s sweet 10-year-old daughter, Norah, is fighting for her life. She got the virus that has been going around – we had it here as well – a head cold. She also got a bacterial infection at the same time leading to septic shock. Unfortunately there have been complications and she has lost her leg due to the use of an ecmo machine to circulate her blood. The most recent update on GoFundMe says Norah met her medical goals for that day after a day long surgery. There is still a lot of concern, but the updates are positive.
So I am asking for your financial support of this family and to show you #loveNorah as well. This musician and father of two girls has brought me so much joy with my girls I want to show him my support and love in return. I encourage you to read the Caring Bridge Story and then consider if you want to help this family by going to their GoFundMe campaign. Anything you can do to help will be huge for this family. I thank you in advance for your consideration.