Ok, it’s a bit niche… but I read the sad news about the passing of Ryan Anthony, trumpet player today. I first came across his story when I was going through my treatment 3 years ago. I’m an amateur player, and wanted to know what other trumpet players, professional and amateur alike went through during their cancer treatments. Did they stop playing or whatever.
Ryan had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012 at the age of 43. He want on to setup a foundation to fund research into this illness called Cancer Blows.
Over the years, he and many others have held concerts, fundraisers etc even during his treatment.
His story was an inspiration to me which helped me get back into playing after a few months off.
Here is video of Ryan performing, a song everyone should know.