****UPDATE**** March 1, 2017
*DONATIONS TO NOW GO TOWARD EMANCIPATION & LEGAL EXPENSES*
On my way to board the plane from JFK to Queen Aaliyah airport in Jordan I was detained by authorities and held at a hospital for over 15hrs. There were legal documents from the beginning of my recovery when I was declared legally incompetent & a guardian was appointed. Because they disagreed with my decision to leave the country, they had the option to have me detained.
I am now still in Tennessee and have an excellent attorney who feels this Emancipation procedure will be settled within the next 3 weeks and I will be able to once again continue my journey around the world.
Art Heals International will continue to grow, but for now fundraising efforts will go directly towards the staggering legal fees this incident is causing.
Thank you SO MUCH to the donors who have already lent their support (Ruth Vaughan, Linde Brocato, Vertanya Allen, Christine Conley, John Gilmore & Open Heart Spiritual Center & of course my dad - Dr. Herbert Lester). Your loving generosity is GREATLY appreciated and I will have the blogs up and running ASAP!
Infinite Love & Gratitude,
Game changer happening in TWO WEEKS! I'm taking MemPhoenix GLOBAL. The mission of MemPhoenix is to promote healing through the arts. I have been asked to develop & produce a video travel blog for a global tourism startup based in Cairo.
Thus the mission evolves: MemPhoenix - Art Heals International. All the wonderful adventures of the road will go into two peojects: a.) Whole Life Radio will continue its development trajectory with the incredible Memphis team - Jerome Robinson, Myron Mays & Brenda Hale & the support of Good Life Honeysuckle Healthfoods & Xanadu Music & Books. b.) MemPhoenix Art Heals International (AHI) will be my "pop-up podcast" from the road.
Your contribution helps with travel and production costs, equipment & insurance.
Donations of $20+ will be listed in the gratitude blog.
Donations of $50+ will be granted access to behind the scenes footage of interviews & music videos.
Donations of $100+ will receive all of the above PLUS exclusive updates, streaming concerts & live feeds of global events covered by Whole Life Radio & MemPhoenix Media.