January, 2008

Brenn and Briggs Hill

Briggs Hill, two-year-old son of Sylina and Brenn Hill, had surgery for the removal of a massive brain tumor in early November, 2008. Briggs is now at home, undergoing chemotherapy.

You can help the Hill family by sending a check or money order made payable to "Sylina Hill FBO Briggs Hill" (the FBO stands for "For Benefit Of"). Mail it to:

Sylina Hill FBO Briggs Hill
Centennial Bank
4605 S. Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84403.

You can also contribute by credit card or Paypal at the Team Briggs website, www.teambriggs.org.

You can find regular updates on Briggs at a Care Page here: www.carepages.com/carepages/briggshill.

You can write to the Hill family, which includes Briggs' brother Quayden: 5826 South 6950 West, Hooper, Utah 84315.



Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson of  Clear Out West Radio, with the help of Terri Taylor of STAMPEDE!, have created a special "Stay-at-Home" benefit show for the Hill Family.

They comment:

We have been introduced to a new concept of helping those around us and we would like to share it with you. We all at some point in our lives deal with tragedy and adversity and the major factor that pulls us through is good family and good friends. Thus began the Stay-at Home Benefit Event and this is how it works. The C.O.W. boys have recorded a special radio show including top-shelf Western Musicians and Poets and you the listener can stay-at-home and enjoy the wonderful entertainment. The money you would have normally spent on tickets, travel, food and lodging is now free to donate to the folks that need it most at this time.

The show airs live on radio stations during the week of January 5, 2009, broadcast on many radio stations, and offered streaming on the web site for the week of January 12.

It is available for listening-on-demand here from the Clear Out West web site during the month of January.

The special show includes cowboy poetry and Western music by STAMPEDE!, Georgie Sicking, Yvonne Hollenbeck, R.W. Hampton, Bill Barwick, Sam DeLeeuw, Don Kennington, and Brenn Hill.


Jon Chandler (www.jonchandler.com) and others are holding a benefit for Briggs on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor in Arvada, Colorado. From Jon Chandler:

A SPECIAL AMERICA'S SOUL LIVE BENEFIT TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2009 AT 7:30. We're using February's America's Soul Live as a benefit for two year-old Briggs Hill. Briggs is the son of our good friend and talented singer-songwriter Brenn Hill. He was diagnosed in November with a massive malignant brain tumor and has undergone surgery, subsequent meningitis, near-uncontrollable fevers and is in his third round of chemotherapy. He's a brave little man, and we want to help. Wyoming troubadour Michael Hurwitz will join Jon, Ernie Martinez and Johnny Neill, with special appearances by Bill Barwick, Roz Brown, Liz Masterson, Patty Clayton and Uncle Kit Simon. There will also be a silent auction...if you have any items you think would benefit the auction, please let Jon or Pat know through either e-mail (jonchandler@comcast.net) or at (303)469-6229. Hope to see you there....Olde Town Pickiní Parlor, 7515 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, Colorado 80002 www.picknparlor.com.

Find more information about the event here.






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