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Guitars for Good 2021 Week 2

November 22nd – December 5th

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Guitars for Good project. Each year we find extremely talented musicians whole desire to help is even bigger than their musical talents. Please take a minute to read about the artists with special needs creating these designs. The special needs causes each musician has chosen. Hopefully you will give their music a listen as well.
 
 

Shane Smith & The Saints – www.jakeesrr.org

Justin Clyde Williams – www.dsa-gc.org

Adam Hood – https://risecenter.ua.edu

Micky & The Motorcars – 

Jason Boland & The Stragglers – http://www.campuniversity.org/

Taylor

Taylor

Guitars for Good 2021 - Shane Smith

Taylor was born at 28 weeks with a craniofacial syndrome known as Treacher-Collins. It is a rare genetic syndrome that occurs in about 1 of every 50,000. About 60% of the kids born with this are “new mutations”, which is Taylor’s case. He was in the neo-natal nursery at Baylor Hospital in Dallas for 6 months before coming home. He has had approximately 14 surgeries, all occurring before the age of 8. He was diagnosed with autism at age 4, but has overcome most of those issues. He also has Central Auditory Processing Disorder, which has been by far the biggest obstacle in his development. He is unable to process words auditorally, in spite of a hearing aid that allows him to hear. His only communication is through sign language, and he is completely non-verbal. He is also unable to swallow so is completely tube fed. He turns 32 this year and is incredibly gifted with legos. He has won 6 blue ribbons at the State Fair of Texas over the last 10 years, including one this year. His LEGO models contain more than 4000 pieces. He is very intelligent and has an incredible memory. Taylor is our 4th and youngest son. He enjoys going to Shane’s shows and loves riding roller coasters and fair rides. He also loves riding horses at Jake E’s riding roundup. Taylor is an incredible blessing to our whole family and I thank God for him everyday!!

Griffin

Griffin

Guitars for Good 2021 - Micky and the Motorcars

Griffin has a passion for classical music and retro video games. He also loves playing the piano, swimming, and making art. Because of his Aspergers diagnose, he views the world in a unique and amazing way. He has difficulty with the concept of death and he loves animals, so he came up with the phrase “Pick two flowers with one hand” to replace “Kill two birds with one stone.” He hopes to one day be a video game designer and composer. There is no doubt he will accomplish anything he puts his mind to! Griffin’s mom, Missy, started a Facebook page What Will This Day Bring? that is dedicated to her blog about life with Griffin.

Job

Job

Guitars for Good 2021

Job is 24 years old and has been attending C.A.M.P. University for 4 years.  He is a graduate of Weslaco High School.  In addition to being a talented artist, Job also entertains us all with his funny jokes and Marvel Universe trivia.  Job is the artist who created the armadillo.  

Aaron

Aaron

Guitars for Good 2021

Aaron is 24 years old and has been attending C.A.M.P. University for 5 years.  He is a graduate of McAllen High School.  Aaron loves to draw and has drawn and colored his own album of Disney video covers.  In addition to all of this, Aaron is also an amateur photographer.  He is the artist who created the Texas with the lonesome highway

Pedro

Pedro

Guitars for Good 2021

Pedro is 33 years old and has been attending C.A.M.P. University for 11 years.  He is a graduate of Los Fresnos High School and also attended Texas State Technical College for a time.  Pedro is an extraordinary artist whose art work has also appeared on our newsletter cover.   His hidden talent is singing from memory Disney songs.  Pedro was the artist who created the cactus and the Interstate 35 sign.