I want to thank all my music lovers for supporting me these last 3 months
with your Wonderful heartfelt letters praying for my speedy recovery
as I battle this demon that Attacks so many other friends and their loved ones.
So for now, no touring for a while.... I have rectal cancer....
I had to undergo 6 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation
every day, Monday through Friday.
Now I have rested and healed another 6 weeks from the Radiation and Chemotherapy.
April 4, 2008 my surgeon Dr Hoffman and 2 other surgeons
will cut out the tumor at Cedars - Sinai Medical Center Hospital in Hollywood, Ca.
I will have chemo afterwards to finish up.
Then I will kick back and heal….
Then I will go back into reconstructive surgery and more Chemo.
Then go to Hawaii and surf....
I again, thank all of you from my deep within and promise me, keep smiling…. D
FLASH FLASH FLASH
DICK DALE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING....HA
DD IS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND HEALING.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.....DICK
I want to personally thank all of you from my heart
for your heartfelt thoughts, your prayers and your support
with your letters and your calls.
It has been an interesting road of 6 weeks
monday thru friday every day
being hit with 3 jolts of radiation and chemotherapy.
I elected not take medicated drugs during this
venture and the road of pain was an interesting one.
I then rested for 6 weeks to be ready for the operation
and Dr. Gary Hoffman and his 2 fellow surgeons at Cedars of Sinai hospital
in Beverly Hills, Ca. endured a 8 hour operation with me.
I have been healing since April 4, 2008 and I am now preparing for another
testing before i go into the hospital November, 2008
for reconstructive surgery by Dr. Gary Hoffman.
This next operation is being set as i got the good news today
that the hole in my Colon has closed on its own.
You have asking in your letters and calls my status
and i felt it was now time to share with you as you
have shared with me.
I am still looking down at the grass and not looking up at the dirt.....ha
I will see you all in 2009
I thank you from the depths of my heart....
dick dale -- 8/13/2008
My 2nd operation for Reconstructive surgery
is 7:00am - December 5, Friday 2008.
IT WAS SUCCESSFULL
keep smiling.... dd
Carl Wilson Cancer Benefit
DICK DALE TO PERFORM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY A YEAR !!!!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
10 Year Anniversary Benefit Concert & Fundraiser
Venue: The Roxy Theatre Location: 9009 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 278-9457 Donation: $100 (tax deductible)
Doors: 6 p.m. Showtime: 7 p.m.
Performers: Former Beach Boy Al Jardine, Former Beach Boy David Marks,
Guitar Legend Dick Dale
Carnie & Wendy Wilson, The Honeys, Adam Marsland's Chaos
Band, and Special Guests.
Tickets are available exclusively through the Roxy
(cash and credit cards accepted at the door, credit cards only accepted for phone orders).
The price of tickets includes light hors d'oeuvres.
A live auction will be held during the show.
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Valet parking is available,
and there is a $5 parking garage across the street in the 9000 Building.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to organizations
that support cancer detection, prevention and treatment.
The aim and primary focus of the Carl Wilson Foundation
is to help in the funding of cancer research
and to aid those afflicted with the disease.
I AM THRILLED...... TO BE A PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT
ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE FINEST MUSICIANS AROUND.
I HOPE ALL OF YOU CAN MAKE IT
AND TAKE PART IN MUSIC HISTORY.
CARL WILSON WAS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PERFORMERS
AND ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE PEOPLE TO BE AROUND.
A RARE COMBINATION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.
I AM SO PLEASED TO BE A PART OF THIS CARL WILSON FOUNDATION EVENT
WHICH WILL DONATE PROCEEDS TO CITY OF HOPE
ONE OF THE LEADING
ORGANIZATIONS DEALING WITH CANCER RESEARCH.
MANY OF YOU WHO HAVE READ MY WEBSITE
KNOW THAT I AM BATTLING CANCER RIGHT NOW.
I AM WORKING TO BEAT IT AND THE BEST MEDICINE FOR ME
IS TO GET UP ON THAT STAGE, LORD WILLING,
AND PLAY FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE MUSIC, LOVE CARL WILSON
AND WANT TO BE A PART IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER.
I LOVE YOU ALL AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
'' I WILL NOT LET THE GOPHER'S DELIVER MY MAIL ''.... HA ..DD