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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Carman in ER after Raising More Than $200K on Kickstarter for New Album, Music Video and Tour

By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (ANS) -- Carman Licciardello, the recording artist and Christian evangelist who earlier this year revealed he has terminal cancer, said on his Facebook page Wednesday he was admitted to the ER.


Carman wrote that while driving to the gym he had to pull his car over due to extreme nausea. He said he then made his way home.

He continued, “Over the next few hours my body vacated everything including most of my water. I couldn't even take a sip of water without getting violently ill. My temperature started to rise by the hour and my doctor knew that I was dehydrating pretty quickly. This is a war I'm fighting on a daily basis and I might be trying too hard. I don't know ... But as of right now, this is not good.”

Carman asked readers to pray. He said, “You all are my lifeline to the other side of this horrible journey. We've come this far - God can't allow this testimony of his blessing to stop now. It just can't happen. I may feel like I'm losing control but God hasn't.”

Carman is involved in a new album and video project through Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects.

A May 28 update on the project read in part, “So ... the Kickstarter program (is) giving me an opportunity to record again, and everything above the $200,000 is going into the stage production. I'm now feeling very responsible to get healthy so I can perform on tour and not pass out from lack of oxygen.”

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Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter, He has a master's degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is "A Sheltered Life."

Additional details on "A Sheltered Life" are available at Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at

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