St. Petersburg Man Is Alive This Donate Life Month, Thanks To The Generosity Of An Organ Donor


The life of a musician is peppered with excitement. The thrill of traveling around the globe and sharing one’s musical gifts with throngs of fans is rewarding and cathartic. This was the case for St. Petersburg resident Dan Palmer before doctors told him his life would be cut short due to the need for an organ transplant.

Dan began studying classical guitar at age 6. Ten years after his first music class he was performing professionally. His talents yielded a vocal scholarship to the University of Nevada but he soon left school to pursue his passion full time. He enjoyed a fulfilling life as an entertainer for many years. His craft introduced him to audiences throughout the United States and several European countries.

In 2003, Dan was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Seven years later he experienced the worst year of his life. “In late July I endured liver failure, cardiac arrest and four comas,” Dan recalls. “Because of these health issues my driving privileges were revoked and I was forced to cancel my scheduled tours.” Continue reading 
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