Several years ago, Eric Holsinger was well known as an active DJ in his local community, with private and public entertainment work in both clubs and radio stations. He also helped form a successful band called “Frontroom”; a four part vocal band in which Eric sang and played guitar. His band, his family and his friends in the band were the love of his life, as Eric played gigs almost every weekend for the past five years.
In 2011, Eric’s life as a guitar player suddenly came to an abrupt end, when he began to feel very ill and experience profound fatigue, muscle aches, nausea and stomach pains. He suffered from the build-up of fluid, or ascites in his abdomen, and was eventually diagnosed with a severe case of liver damage, or end-stage-liver-disease. When Eric was only 10 years old, he suffered from a rare, but serious case of Colon Cancer, and underwent extensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments. While Eric overcame his battle with colon cancer, his physician believes these aggressive treatments may have damaged Eric’s liver over time. This past September, Eric underwent a medical procedure to install a shunt, making it possible for him to lead a better quality of life. Unfortunately, Eric is still unable to work or play in his band. His has been told that without a lifesaving liver transplant, Eric’s condition will continue to decline, and his time will quickly run out.
December 5, 2016
GOOD NEWS UPDATE!
Eric was transplanted on November 25, 2016 and is doing well. Thank you for your continued support.