On December 22, 2005, our friend and fellow musician Richard Cholakian accidentally took a metal wire brush to his eye while on a gig. If you've ever seen Richard play, you know he's enough of a crazy man for something like this to be possible. A portion of his right eye's cornea was ripped off. Ouch!
For the days that follwed, with the support of his close friends, and expert eye doctors at Northwest Medical, his eye recovered fully and came back to working condition. The doctor was amazed at the miraculous recovery.
Happiness soon turned to despair - the medical bills for ambulance fees, hospital fees, and medical specialists were over the top. But with true compassion and brotherly love, fellow musicians Steve Steele and Miltonio DeCoronado spearheaded setting up a benefit concert to help offset these costs.
Anyone who's worked in the music industry in Houston has probably met (or even played with) Richard. He's an awesome guy and needs our support. Come out to Sam's Concert Pub on the evening of Sunday, April 26th, to show your support for this pillar of our community. Drop Trio plays at 10:30.