october, 2019

06oct1:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedPQM Community FundraiserAll Proceeds going to PQM's treatment and quality of life with MND

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KISS FM, VISION HOUND / DARKBEAT / SUNNY / SLO MOTION /  ORGANIC AUDIO Present

THE PQM COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER! @ LA DI DA

We know that there is an MCG FULL of people out there who tune in every Friday Night to Friday Night Live with PQM. As with us, and as with so many, it is something we yearn for as we LOVE it, so much!!!  And each week its surpasses the last with it brilliant-ness!!

Friday Night LIVE for 15 years now brings joy and genius to so many sets of ears week in, week out – thanks to the man, the genius, the friend, the reliable, the beautiful and wonderful, the insanely talented, funny, and unaffected man, with impeccable taste and a yearning for knowledge and the world to become a better place – a fighter, our man PQM.

In August of 2018 Quick had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS) Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that erodes motor neurons – cells in the brain and spinal cord that control muscular function – until it becomes difficult or impossible for a person to walk, talk, speak, swallow and breathe. Please read the message from Quick:

To all my friends who have noticed I’ve been kind of quiet over the past year or so. In August of 2018 I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS) so my life has changed dramatically. I haven’t told many people and only just recently informed my family. I kept expecting and hoping things to get better, but sadly they haven’t.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that erodes motor neurons – cells in the brain and spinal cord that control muscular function – until it becomes difficult or impossible for a person to walk, talk, speak, swallow and breathe. Stephen Hawking had managed to live a long time with this cruel disease but most affected die within a few years, some within months.

Unfortunately, I am told there is no cure.

My symptoms began in 2017 when I lost the ability to hold a guitar pick and had to cancel a gig. I remember being so upset because that gig was going to be my first ‘unplugged set’ with just me & my Martin guitar. Never did I imagine things would get worse. During that time I also started experiencing very painful debilitating cramps all over my body. They would strike without warning which made living a normal life very challenging. Day-to-day activities were becoming too difficult, even driving to work eventually became too risky. I tried working from home for a few months but ultimately was let go in December 2018.

To the casual observer I might appear completely fine. Although my right hand and arm have lost strength to do the most simple tasks like brushing my teeth, tying my shoes or even putting on deodorant and feeding myself to name a few.  My left arm and hand started showing symptoms six months ago and continues to weaken every few weeks.

I am currently receiving the best care Australia can provide from a team of specialists at The Bethlehem Hospital.  I’m also seeing a highly esteemed Naturopath who is helping me fight this disease through natural means.  His pain management supersedes anything suggested by western medicine with zero toxicity, however at tremendous cost. I’ve been told this disease is ‘incurable’ however there are experimental treatments in other countries like Israel & Germany which have well documented successful reversal of all symptoms, but I could not realistically entertain the idea of trying any international treatment when many times I have to choose between putting food on the table or buying medicine.

I have been fighting this with everything I have but I must admit, at times there is much sadness and it can be hard to keep it together. The thought of not seeing the kids grow up is scary and depressing, one that I struggle with the most.

Thank goodness I have many wonderful friends and a very loving supportive family, which helps me to stay strong & positive through this difficult journey. Overall I would say I’m doing very well given my circumstances.

My whole life I’ve been entrenched in music so not being able to express myself through my music has been very difficult for my soul.  I’ve lost the ability to play guitar, bass, keys and even DJing can be difficult these days.  Recording my weekly radio show has been challenging… but it’s my last creative outlet that helps to keep me feeling connected to my music and the world.

I am a very private man and the idea of inviting the world into my personal life has been a very difficult decision.  Discussing it has only heightened the reality of this brutal disease, however as my condition worsens I’ve gotten to a point where I need to reach out for help and additional support. Not only for myself but for my family.

PS: To any close friends who have tried to contact me, please understand that typing on the computer is very challenging these days so I might not be able to get back to you quickly.

Much love,
PQM

He is currently receiving the best care Australia but has been told this disease is ‘incurable’ there are experimental treatments in other countries like Israel & Germany which have well documented successful reversal of all symptoms but the costs to pursue such treatment is a struggle with a family and two daughters to think about also.

Please come to this special fundraiser party or hit the go fund me to help support this very special human bean and his fight against Motor Neuron Disease!!!!

After the wonderful success of the Phil K fundraiser when word reached us about local producer and friend Quick aka PQM the crews quickly banded together to reach out and raise awareness for an urgent and super important cause.

We would like to hope that through this fundraiser we could elevate some of that financial strain on Quick and his family and also maybe even look to the chance of seeking further treatment, he is unable to work so we as a community once again feel that we can all make a difference if we come together once more through the music that brought us all into each others life’s.

Tickets to event $25 HERE

Go Fund Me Link HERE

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

LaDiDa

577 little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000

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