On Friday, February 16 at 8pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road in Sooke, musician and promoter Phil N Rossner (aka Boz Roz) will be presenting his acclaimed one-man show Remembering JOHN, in support of Landen Alexa and his family.
In June, 2016, Landen, who is 6 years old, was diagnosed with a severe form of juvenile arthritis called Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, a disease that causes his body to attack itself, leaving him with crippling muscle and joint pain and with virtually no immune system. The disease is so severe, even a common head cold can be potentially fatal for him.
Landen has to go to hospital every two weeks for IV treatment, and takes medication daily from home, but his mother, Jillian Lanthier, says it has not proven effective in dealing with his chronic pain.
Landen’s doctor has subsequently prescribed a different drug called Canakinumab, a biologic medication that targets the specific immune dysfunction connected to Landen’s condition, but the drug costs $19,000 month and is not covered by BC Pharmacare.
The benefit show is a musical/theatrical presentation of the music and persona of one of the great musical icons of our time – John Lennon. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door the night of the concert. All profits from the event will go directly to Landen and his family.
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