Concert benefits toddler needing kidney transplant

A three-band concert to benefit Ramona toddler Liam Houck will start at Ramona Mainstage at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9.

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) for Liam, who needs a kidney transplant.

Featured at the concert will be Jason Winters, Haley Montgomery and Absolute Truth.

Absolute Truth is one of the bands featured in a concert to benefit Ramona toddler Liam Houck on Sunday

A Christian praise and worship band, Absolute Truth blends harmonies and smooth-sounding vocals. The soulful music is filled with melodies bursting with energy and promises to have hands clapping and toes tapping.

Steve Schisler, the band’s founder, plays bass and rhythm guitar for the band. Weldon Cook sings lead vocals and has a strong background in singing gospel with a sound reminiscent of Ray Charles and Al Green.

Jorge Flores (lead and background vocals) plays piano and keys with the group and also sings tenor in the Rock Church Resonate Choir and plays with the Rock choir ensemble.

Ranae Flenoid on keyboards is director of music at the San Diego Young Artists Music Academy. Her daughter, Shardie Flenoid, is the band’s vocalist and a music tutor at the academy. Lead and background vocalist Twana Chrisp’s strong yet, velvety tones adds softness to the group. Tarryn Chrisp, Twana’s daughter, sings dynamic vocals said to be a contemporary cross of Brandy and Lauryn Hill.

Doug Peck plays trumpet for the group. Guitarist Donnie Laudicina and drummer David Laudicina are brothers.

Tickets for the concert are $20 per person and are available at Ramona Family Naturals, 624 Main St. Checks may be made payable to COTA for Liam Houck. More information about COTA’s fund for Liam is available from Ramona resident Suzanne Reese, community organizer for COTA at 858-449-4844 or suzanne@compassionatechild.com.

Ramona Mainstage is at 626 Main St. For more information about the concert, contact Joe Carll at 760-522-8530.

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Oct 5 2011. Filed under Arts/Entertainment. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Concert benefits toddler needing kidney transplant”

  1. David J Undis

    Your story about Liam Houck and Organ Donation highlighted the tragic shortage of human organs for transplant operations.

    There are now over 112,000 people on the National Transplant Waiting List, with over 50% of these people dying before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.

    There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage – give donated organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

    Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. Everyone who is willing to receive should be willing to give.

    Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at http://www.lifesharers.org or by calling
    1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition. LifeSharers has over 14,700 members as of this writing, including 1770 members in California.

    Please contact me – Dave Undis, Executive Director of LifeSharers – if your readers would like to learn more about our innovative approach to increasing the number of organ donors. I can arrange interviews with some of our local members if you’re interested. My email address is daveundis@lifesharers.org. My phone number is 615-351-8622.

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