In January 2007 Lynn Thompson filled in for a blues show on CHLY on Vancouver Island. It was at a time when Jeff Healey was letting it be known publicly through his "My Kinda Jazz" show on Jazz FM in Toronto that he was taking some time off for surgery on his lungs, to do with the return of cancer that had required the removal of his eyes in his first year of life. So this blues show was a tribute, a call-out for listeners to call in with well wishes for Jeff.
Jeff Healey died on March 2, 2008. This is a time to continue wishing him well, on his new journey, therefore these calls of support are re-visited.
Updates are on his site, including a welcome to make donations in his memory to a foundation that he supported for many years, helping children with the same kind of cancer that affected, and later returned to end, his life.
July update note: Encore presentations of his jazz show were played on www.jazz.fm for three months after he 'lifted off'.
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