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GoFundMe Account has been set up for needed financial assistance
Published February 18, 2016
ONEIDA NATION—Award-winning singer and songwriter Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) is in need of a liver transplant. Shenandoah, 58, became ill last summer with a bacterial infection. Shenandoah contacted the infection after a visit to a hospital last June.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist her pay for the costs for the transplant.
Her husband, Doug George-Kanentiio told the Oneida Daily Dispatch “his wife has been diagnosed with non-alcohol cirrosis of liver caused when her ‘entire immune system shut down’ when she struggled for 10 days on life support battling an infection that spread from her intestines. He said her doctors identified the source of the infection as a bacteria called ‘Clostridium difficile,’ or ‘C-Diff.”
Shenandoah is a Grammy Award winner and has won more Native American Music Awards than any other Native artist in history.