For well over a decade, trombonist Jeff Bradshaw has been helping people set the mood with albums like 2003’s Bone Deep, 2012’s Bone Appetit and most recently, 2015’s Home: One Special Night At the Kimmel Center. He’s also shared the stage alongside Jill Scott, The Roots, Jay Z and Michael Jackson. Now, he’s calling on the help of music fans and friends worldwide as he faces a health crisis that has left him fighting to regain his health.
Bradshaw was recently diagnosed with a rare case of diverticulitis, an illness that causes major intestinal issues. The devastating diagnosis has left the Philly native hospitalized and facing thousands of dollars in medical bills as he undergoes multiple intensive treatments. As with many musicians, Bradshaw has little medical coverage that will help cover the costs of his treatment and recovery. To help lessen the financial burden, he has established a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising the $150,000 to help pay for his growing medical costs.
As of press time, Bradshaw has raised nearly $14,000, leaving him quite a way off from his goal. To find out more information about diverticulitis or how you can help Bradshaw, visit his GoFundMe page to learn more. Also, to keep up with the latest news and help spread the word, follow the hashtag #LiveJeffLive on social media.