Musicians are helped every day by the Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund. These are a few of their stories.

  • Paralyzed by Bell’s Palsy

    Paralyzed by Bell’s Palsy

    “A few years ago, I fell backwards off a low-riser and knocked my head. I didn’t have a concussion, but the dizziness which followed lasted for several weeks. It affected […]

  • Career-Threatening Injuries

    Career-Threatening Injuries

    “It was a series of setbacks that I experienced as a result of rheumatoid arthritis … I had seven surgeries, and two of the seven I ended up contacting the […]

  • Medical Bills Begin to Mount

    Medical Bills Begin to Mount

    “The Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund has come to my aid twice: once in 2009 when I had unexpected open-heart surgery, massive doctors’ bills and lost income for three months, and […]

  • Overcoming a Personal Crisis

    Overcoming a Personal Crisis

    “In 2008, the 23 year relationship with my wife imploded. Everything turned upside down, I had a major breakdown. I had read about the Musicians Assistance Program supported by the […]