Umphrey’s McGee grants wish for Make-A-Wish foundation
From the bands’ blog, The Floor:
When 18 year old Derrick Meade was diagnosed with level IV lymphoma he could of asked for anything from the great people at the Make-A-Wish foundation. They offered him a 10 day all expenses paid trip to Amsterdam so he could see the city he’d always wanted. They offered him the best drum kit money could buy. He decided he’d rather spend the day with Umphrey’s. To say we were flattered is an understatement.
It’s easy to take a day for granted. It’s easy to get in the habit of a daily grind and just go through the motions. Even in the business of rock ‘n roll.
But today we were fortunate enough to be part of an experience that truly makes you stop and smell the proverbial roses. I guess its easy to overlook that we have had a lot of our wishes come true. Many we have worked hard for. Some due to just plain luck. As hard as the gig to gig struggle may be, ultimately, we are living our (more…)
Nicely done, guys.