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Help James Treadwell fix his fractured face with a root canal via OHSU. As a thank you, receive original music downloads

One bright and beautiful December morning in 2010 in Oakland, CA, James Treadwell was enjoying a bowl of oatmeal with flax seeds when an enormous chunk of his back upper left molar fell out. Lacking dental insurance, he got nervous, but was gifted a trip to the family dentist, where he received news that a root canal would be the only thing that could save this tooth which was dying a slow death, the other alternative being an extraction.

Like the staunchly independent hippie he is, James spent the next year chewing on raw organic garlic cloves and constantly carrying dental floss, determined to work with the hole in his face he could not afford to fix.

In October 201 the nerve pain started. It got really bad by December 2011, so James scraped up some cash and visited OHSU (Oregon Healh Services University) in southwest Portland. Here, some very intelligent, nice people gave him a pulpectomy, removing the decay and soft nerve pulp tissue and inserting a temporary filling. This is the first step of a root canal and will last until mid january.
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I need about $1,500 to make the rest of the root canal happen, and I'm going to make helping me worth it by sharing my music with you.

So here's the deal: make a donation of $5 and, if you like, you can have your pick of one of the recordings I have online at www.jamietreadwell.bandcamp.com. Donate $10 and you can have your pick of 2, donate $15 or more and you can have all 3 plus a bonus track that nobody has ever heard!

Collectively i think those recordings are worth at least $20, but i figure if i got 100 people to donate 15 bucks, i'd be ready for a root canal!

This site functions like kickstarter.com, so if i'm 5 bucks short on January 4th, which JUST so happens to be my BIRTHDAY (wink wink), i don't get a penny. On the 4th, when these funds are raised, i will send you codes to my bandcamp.com page where you can enjoy your own digital copies of my recorded music as a thank you for your support to my dental health and overall wholeness and well being.

if i exceed my financial needs for this root canal, the remaining funds will go towards my health and/or making a brand new record which should be beginning in the next month or two (i.e. mastering, musician fees, graphic design, etc)

So, think of it as a birthday present to me, a contribution to my health, and getting free music out of it all at the same time.
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