Saturday, December 12, 2009

May your mountains rise
into and above the clouds.

A good friend, a truly inspirational photographer, and one of the wisest individuals I know left on an extremely important journey today.

In early 2008, David Montoya was diagnosed with brain cancer and immediately underwent surgery to remove the associated tumour. Since this time, and throughout a second surgery in the past few months, the strength and resilience of Dave's spirit has truly astonished me. To say his dedication to beating this typically incurable disease is awe inspiring, would be an understatement.

After researching his condition to the very edge of its scientific understanding, Dave has left for the United States of America in search of treatments that are unavailable, or just plain illegal in this country. Having an insiders view on the field of medical research, I have to say i completely respect and support his decision. One of the downsides of relying on pharmaceutical companies for cures to diseases is simply, that they are companies. Above all else, they have a responsibility to their share holders to make profit. This often results in extremely effective and safe treatments being withheld from the wider community, purely for the reason they are difficult to patent and market profitably.

Please read more about his situation and assist him with the financial difficulties of this trip in any way you are able. Then go and treat your eyes to the incredible pieces of art produced by his camera lens.



Peace and much love Dave.

May this road bring you the horizon which you seek.


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