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Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by SchoolGirlHeart » March 24, 2014 10:55 pm

Hugo posted this on his Facebook this afternoon:
Hugo wrote:Many Hats
March 24, 2014 at 4:53pm

Hi Everyone,
I have worn many hats throughout my life. This idea has sometimes been only a metaphor representing a job, position, title, or even some actual hat that I love to wear. Looking back over my life, I can only marvel at how richly I have been blessed. I have never been rich in terms of wealth, but my life has been rich beyond belief. I was blessed to have been given the ability to write songs which allowed me to express my heart, not ever really caring about what was “commercial”, but always seeking to say something meaningful in and through my lonely work. My work has pleased me greatly and still does. I’m also not done as yet. I have been a husband, always hoping that it would last, but that was not to be. I have been a father, which may be the most rewarding, yet challenging opportunity of my life. I am proud to be my parent’s son. I am thrilled with my new position of Grandfather, which scared the heck out of me at first, but has become one of my favorite things ever. Paul McCartney referred to life as a “Long and Winding Road” and I see that metaphoric quality as well. I wrote lately in a song this line: “you can’t see what destiny has planned along your path…” and this is so true. Destiny has thrown me a new hat to wear…whatever kind of hat a patient would wear. I have been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. It has been about 8 days since I got that news. I consider all of you real friends. However it may be that you may react to this news, please know that I am fine, ready to do battle and expect to come out as a winner. I believe in the power of prayer, I know that I have been given Devine Guidance all through my life. I will appreciate your prayers, well wishes, and encouragement. At the moment, I ask that you NOT to fill up my email inbox and my facebook pages, PLEASE. We will be setting up a facebook page expressly for this purpose. There will be plenty of time for us to share messages. I’m just not able to keep up at the moment until I can get all of this under some control. Please watch for the new facebook page. I love you all. Thank you for all of the days we have shared so far.
Best Wishes & Cheers! Hugo
Let's honor his request that we not inundate his FB and email with messages. He'll have his special FB page up soon where people can leave messages. In the meantime, send out those prayers, good thoughts, good vibes, and all that good stuff. It'll make a difference, I'm convinced. :)
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by springparrot » March 24, 2014 11:02 pm

((((Hugo and family))))

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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by SMLCHNG » March 24, 2014 11:03 pm

Thank you for posting this, Jen. It makes me so sad and angry, but I'll send him all the good wishes and thoughts that I can. I hate cancer. :evil:

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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by VanillaGrl » March 24, 2014 11:44 pm

Keeping him and his family close to my heart with tons of good thoughts.

(((((((Hugo)))))))
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by lime rickie » March 25, 2014 6:08 am

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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by jbfinscj » March 25, 2014 9:19 am

Sending prayers his way
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by Tiki Bar » March 25, 2014 9:30 am

Keeping Hugo and loved ones in my prayers, and sending good thoughts and positive vibes for kicking Cancer's ass, healing, and recovery.
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by RinglingRingling » March 25, 2014 10:22 am

heard the general news this morning. took a while and about 5 different pages to find out what was going on. Fingers crossed and thoughts going out for him.

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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by dnw » March 25, 2014 10:41 am

Tons of phin power headed for Hugo. /) H /) U /) G /) O /)
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by CaptainP » March 25, 2014 10:43 am

Phin Power for Hugo
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by Karacal » March 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Sending prayers, lots of good thoughts, and phin power for Hugo and family!!!!
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by big john » March 25, 2014 1:04 pm

Prayers and phin power for Hugo and family. :pirate:
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Post by CaptainP » March 25, 2014 1:33 pm

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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by TommyBahama » March 25, 2014 4:45 pm

sending my thoughts and prayers to Hugo and Family!!!

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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by Summerlover » March 26, 2014 5:47 am

Prayers to Hugo and family.

Hoping this one hat he has to wear will be thrown to the sea soon and never find it's way back again!! Peace
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by SchoolGirlHeart » March 26, 2014 8:43 pm

For anyone who may want to help Hugo out while he's unable to work, Emily Hutchison has established a non-profit organization toward that end:
Emily wrote:Hi guys! Just got off the phone with Hugo Duarte, and he's asked that I be the one to co-ordinate all fund raising efforts. I am in the process of establishing a non-profit charitible organization for just such a purpose. I'll have the Tax ID, (for IRS receipt purposes) and all of the other information within 3-5 days. The address for donations will be: 4941 Wilderness Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412. Any other fund raising efforts please contact me through e-mail - emily@hillbillybeach.com or message me thru FB and I'll get you my phone number. EVERYONE who contributes will receive a receipt for any donation given. THANK YOU to everyone who's stepping up to the plate to help out our friend.
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Emily wrote:UPDATE - JUST got the word of approval for our non-profit, although I won't have the Fed tax ID # or state documents for a few days! The corp is called "Friends of Hugo, Inc." Will keep y'all advised as to continuing status. And BTW - thank you SO much for the immense response just in a very few hours.
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Re: Prayers and Support for Hugo Duarte

Post by surfpirate » May 20, 2014 9:30 am

Bump.

Hugo has begun his first rounds up chemotherapy and is posting his thanks to all who have sent him well wishes
on the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/loveand ... ugoduarte/
Hi Everyone! I'm still kicking and working at beating this little devil that has a hold on me at the moment.
Thank you all for the continuing love and support. Your messages touch my heart and knowing
that you are caring for me gives me strength. I love you all so very much. Beat wishes for all, Hugo .
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Numerous fundraisers are also underway to help Hugo with the expenses involved with his treatment,
among them a HATS UP! FOR HUGO t-shirt sale being coordinated by Greg Robinson.

The first batch of shirts have all sold out. Thank you. Here are details from another order.
If you would like to help, this is an excellent opportunity.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND and some more help for Hugo. Here we go with the 2nd ORDER FOR "HATS UP FOR HUGO" T-SHIRTS.
I will begin taking orders starting today and will accept orders until 5:00pm central time on Wednesday 5/28/2014.

WE NEED TO ORDER A MINIMUM OF 4 DOZEN SHIRTS FOR THE PRINTER TO GIVE US THE SAME COST.
I ASK THAT EVERYONE SHARE THIS ON THEIR OWN FACEBOOK PAGE AND WITH YOUR LOCAL PARROTHEAD CLUBS
SO WE CAN GET THE MAXIMUM EXPOSURE AND MORE ORDERS FOR HUGO.
IF YOU CAN GATHER ORDERS FOR A GROUP WE CAN SAVE ON SHIPPING COSTS AND ALSO SELL MORE SHIRTS.

Each shirt will be priced at $25.00 each including shipping. The production costs are $7.00 for S-XL and $8.50 for XXL and larger.
I will ship the shirts via US mail and will use the cheapest method possible. Shipping could cost up to $6.00 per shirt.
(Those that are local where I can hand deliver at a happy hour or house concert will save more money for Hugo!)

All accumulated NET PROFITS will be sent to "Friends of Hugo, Inc."2316 S. 17th St., Suite #140 PMB #215 Wilmington, NC 28401
along with a breakdown and receipts of costs.

Sizes available: Small-XXXXL (MEN"S SIZES-Unisex)

1) Ordering- Email address- Send me an order via email portmaster@tx.rr.com. Let me know if you are sending a check
or using the preferred PayPal payment. I will compare your email order with your payment.
Please include your name and address in the email along with the number of shirts needed and sizes.
Please put Hugo T-Shirts in the subject line.

Snail mail address: Greg Robinson 165 N. Old Orchard Lane #1116 Lewisville, Texas 75067

2) CHECKS- Checks will be accepted and made out to Greg Robinson
(For tax reasons I can't run it through my business account this time.) Please put Hugo T-shirts in the memo line.

3) PREFFERED PayPal Payment- Please send your order via email and make payment through PayPal
to my account: portmaster@tx.rr.com. Please include $2.00 extra for the PayPal fee.
Also include the number of shirts and sizes in the PayPal memo. http://www.paypal.com

3) TURNAROUND TIME- I will cut off ordering at 5:00pm central time on Wednesday May 28th.
I would like to place the order on the following day. So if ordering late please use the PayPal option.
The last order took 2 weeks to receive after the order was placed.
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