After You Dump The Ice Bucket, Watch This [VIDEO]
For those caught up in all the goodness the Ice Bucket challenges are bringing to ALS research, watch this to see how one person has battled the disease and made sweet music along the way – many years after he was supposed to leave us.
Anyone who grew up in the 80’s and remembers the hair rock scene and if you were a fan of the music then you’ll probably remember Jason Becker. Jason was one of those guitar genius guys. In the mid 80’s after the storm that was Eddie Van Halen came a flurry of guitar whiz kids like Marty Friedman, Joe Satriani, George Lynch and Jason Becker.
Jason was one of the ones with the most promise. He had just teamed up with David Lee Roth and recorded their first album together, “A Little Ain’t Enough” somewhere around 1990. He was set to tour with David and take the stage as his new gun slinging guitarist. Before the tour set off, Jason became ill and was eventually diagnosed with ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was told he would never make music again and was given only 3-5 years to live.
It’s 2014 and Jason Becker is still with us, defying the odds and showing the power of human will, determination and heart. Watch more about his story right here and realize what your support truly means to people and families living with this awful condition.
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