A personal letter from The Laviniere & Groove Odyssey family
On Sunday 3rd October we will be holding a fundraiser event for our Steve, from Bobby & Steve, at Ministry of Sound from 2pm-1am.
After battling Covid for a couple of weeks, our Steve walked into his local hospital on the 29th March 2020. As his symptoms worsened he was put on a ventilator and into an induced coma. In that time they had to perform CPR and his wife Julie received calls saying things weren’t looking good, as one by one all of his organs started to fail.
After 25 days he was taken out of the induced coma but was non-responsive. An MRI scan showed the virus had gotten into Steve’s nervous system and inflamed cells, causing a very rare brain injury called Acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis (AHLE- aka- Hurst disease). This diagnosis has left Steve in a state of Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness, meaning he is unable to communicate or move his body and is being fed by a tube. There’s no medicine to repair this condition, however Steve is in a great neurological facility receiving the best care, and we are confident that his condition will improve.
When the time is right we know Steve will benefit from being at home, surrounded by the love of his wife and family, the greatest medicine of all. This will mean major home adaptations, so on Sunday 3rd October, some of our music industry family from different genres, will be coming together to raise funds to assist with Steve’s future rehabilitation.
For those who can’t make it but still want to donate, we’ve set up a GoFundMe page here
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all for your continued prayers, love, support and positive energy. The Laviniere & Groove Odyssey family ❤️
Notes:In line with government guidelines, all COVID-19 protocols will be closely followed at the event. Further information will be given closer to the date.