Waiting for the Sun to Find Me
Dan, you have cancer and Dan your cancer is back. I have heard both of these things said to me in the last 4 years and I'm only 19 years old. I hope that this is something that I don't share with anyone else on this web site. What I feel that I do share with the people on this web site is my love for music. I love to listen to it, I love to play it and I love the experience that I have had in the last year of recording songs in Nashville. It was amazing. In August of 2002 I was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). I had to have 3 separate rounds of chemotherapy and with the recovery time it took a whole year to get my life back on track. After my recovery I finished high school and became a freshmen at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana studying Bible and Christian Ministry. I felt great and was as good as new. I started playing with a local band in my home town and we played festivals and weddings in our area. It was great. Once the band broke up I decided to record a demo and see if I could get someone to show interest in my singing. I sent one of the demos to Capital Management Group in Nashville and shortly after that I got a call from Robert Metzgar from Capital Management. We met in Nashville and he signed me to record a 12 tract CD for him. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I recorded at Chelsea Studio in Nashville, for Platinum Plus Records. I couldn't wait for the CDs to arrive. It was a dream come true. About a month before the CDs came I was rediagnosed with AML. Treatment this time will require more chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and months and months of recovery. My dreams seemed to just disappear. I did receive my CDs and I started selling them the best that I could. I was not healthy enough or strong enough to go out and perform my songs so I looked for alternatives. I was told about CD Baby and I hope it will help me to showcase my music. I am so excited about the CD and I know how good it is. I think it's as much fun to listen to as it was to record. I hope you will listen to the sound clips and enjoy it too. 'WE HAVE TWO OPTIONS IN LIFE BOTH MEDICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, GIVE UP OR FIGHT LIKE HELL' LANCE ARMSTRONG UNFORTUNATELY ABOUT 8 WEEKS AFTER DAN'S TRANSPLANT COMPLICATIONS TOOK HIM AWAY FROM US. WE ALL KNOW THAT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE, AND SINGIN AND SMILING AS HE ALWAYS DID. THANKS, DAN'S FAMILY.