One of the most fantastic musicians it has been my pleasure to work with as Karmadillo has been Kate Aria, who is currently holder of the ‘furthest distance between myself and Rishi after having been in a band with him’ award by heading off to Australia a decade ago.
She has been identified as having the BRCA1 gene, an indicator of a high likelihood of breast cancer. She is having some quite drastic surgeries over 2022 to help her avoid the worst outcome for her two children.
If you’ve enjoyed Kate’s wonderfully spirited company, her talented music skill, her devotion to the music therapy cause, or her bonkers stage presence, please consider donating towards the fund to help her get through this tough period. More details here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kate-survive-the-brca1-gene