Laelia Sky and Arthrogryposis

Laelia Being AWESOME! 😀

In 2007, I had a dream that I was holding my niece, and she squirmed and I dropped her. She let out a blood curling scream and I woke up in tears.

We found out that my cousin, Lexi was pregnant, but our excitement was quickly turned to a healthy fear when we found out that her daughter, Laelia was diagnosed with something called “Arthrogryposis”. ( for more information.) The basics are that her muscles do not form properly and her joints are all fused together, so she can’t bend her elbows and knees like we can. (It’s much bigger than that, but I dumbed down as far as I could.)

I was scared to death to hold this baby when she was born because of my dream,  but since that time, I have never met a girl who was brighter or funnier. She is ALWAYS cracking me up. Here’s a video of her dancing to my song pocket change a few years ago.  (Yeah… I’m a proud uncle.)

This morning, she’s in Pennsylvania, having a serious surgery. I’d love it if you guys followed my cousin, Lexi’s blog, and learned all about Arthrogryposis and spread the information with others.

Thanks so much for the support!


About Josh Damigo

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his homemade EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident, Damigo retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for “Best Acoustic” and “Best Local Recording,” opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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