David McLaughlin benefit update

Claire Lynch tells us that she has received over $5,300 is donations to defray the cost of David McLaughin’s new hearing aid, well on the way to reaching the goal of $7,000.

We reported last week on how David lost his hearing a few years back, and had largely submitted to his new status until discovering a device that is capable of restoring his hearing, and allowing him to return to functioning as a musician. David had opened a Bed & Breakfast inn, The Nancy Shepherd House, in Winchester, VA when he was unable to continue working as a recording engineer, but is now able to play again with this new hearing aid.

But the device is only on loan, and Claire set up this benefit fund when she learned of David’s situation. She had never before done anything of this sort, and is overjoyed by the number of bluegrass fans who have made donations to help David keep this device.

“Isn’t this wonderful? I’m so thrilled!”

You can find details in our earlier post if you would like to make a donation to this most worthy cause.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.