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Liberation (Get Up) – An Original Song

October 18, 2010

A beautiful and uplifting song.  A wonderful tribute to an amazing father and friend.  A gift for anyone touched by MS.

The song, “Liberation (Get Up)” was written, produced and performed by John’s good friend David Fitzpatrick, and is sung by John’s daughter, Katherine MacDonald.

Add a new song to your iPod playlist:  Its just $1.99 to download and all proceeds go to The John Reid Liberation Fund.   Listen and download here:

You’ll find it at song number 29 on the player.



Even MORE bands added to the Nov 6th Benefit Concert !!

October 18, 2010

Check out the updated to this amazing line up! There’s still a LONG way to go to reach our goal.  Come out on Nov 6th and show your support, and have a great time while you are at it 🙂



Big Thanks to Andrew Pretty and the gang from Trinity Bay

October 13, 2010

There was an old fashioned Newfoundland variety show with skits and music held Saturday night in Dildo, NL in aid of John’s journey.  They raised over $1500!  Huge THANK YOU to Andrew Pretty for organizing.  If anyone has any pics,  we’d sure love to post them.
Cheers and many thanks.

UPDATE: New Bands added to Benefit Concert!!!

September 29, 2010

Well folks, this concert is just growing and growing.  Lots of greats acts are jumping in to share their talents to drum up funds for a great cause.

On November 6th, bring your dancing shoes and generous Newfoundland spirit! These acts are certainly going to put on show while you all join together and help us reach our goal of $20,000.  Let’s make this happen for John!


  • Larry Seymour
  • Juanita Libster
  • Liz Sullivan and Ward Pike
  • Fred Humber
  • Fitz and Chips

Want to RSVP for this event?  Click on the poster below.  Log in to Facebook, and it will take you directly to the Event Page when you can make you selection.

Benefit Concert in Spaniard’s Bay

September 23, 2010

Hey folks,   There’s a  benefit concert coming up in Spaniard’s Bay, NL.   On Saturday, November 6th, drop by The Cozy Glow Lounge and you can donate in person.

Music provided by FITZ and friends.

Concerts like this are critical in helping us reach our final goal!   The final payment for the surgery has to be paid by mid-November.

See you there!

Donations now accepted

September 22, 2010

Hey everyone,

We are now accepting donations through the “Donate” link on the right hand side of the page.

Here’s how you can donate:

  1. Visa (no PayPal account needed)
  2. Master Card (no PayPal account needed)
  3. Your PayPal account
  4. Going to ScotiaBank and donating to the John Reid Liberation Fund

Bookings have been made, and deposits paid.  More updates will be coming soon.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers and many thanks.

Hello friends and thank you

September 16, 2010

Hello everyone. This blog will chronicle John’s journey through MS, to his surgery on December 15th, and the liberation John will feel after when he starts to use his arms and legs normally.

None of this will be possible without your help. We are aiming to raise $20, 000 in the next 2 months. The treatment alone costs almost $16,000, and doesn’t include flights and accommodations during therapy. We are so lucky to have the level of health care that we do in Canada, but this is something that just cannot be done here yet. Some provinces here in Canada are working to study this new treatment but there’s no time-line of when it will be available mainstream.

For John, seeing what it did for his sister was all he needed to know it was the right choice for him. We encourage you to visit Mary’s blog and Journey of how Liberation Therapy working, and it still working for her.

Visit Mary’s success story here:

If you have PayPal, you will be able to donate directly on this site very soon.  If you do not have PayPal, we will soon provide  you with the banking information so you can go to your local branch and donate directly to the Fund account.

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for thinking about donating.

-Friends and Family of John

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