Tough Times for Kara – And Album Anniversary

A warm and long-overdue hello to all Kara’s supporters. Thank you for staying with us, and we’re sorry it’s been so long since we updated you.

Unfortunately Kara is not at all well. As she explained in a recent Facebook post:

“I’ve been getting some lovely messages from many of you privately checking how I am – I’m sorry I’ve not responded. The answer in short is my M.E has worsened and I’ve deteriorated quite rapidly. I’ve not even been posting about hospital trips as there have been so many.”

Kara has lost a lot of movement in her limbs and is now unable to perform the small amounts of self-care that she was managing before. Regular choking is a major problem, requiring two carers to be present with her at all times now. She’s hardly spent any time at home over the past year, due to almost continuous hospital admissions, and it’s extremely tough for her. 

We are approaching the first anniversary of the release of Kara’s amazing album, It’s Still M.E. Thanks to the support of each and every one of you, the album achieved great things in 2020. It’s still hard to believe that it reached the top 10 on iTunes, spent nearly a week at number 1 in the Amazon chart, and reached number 8 in the official UK download chart!

None of this would have been possible without the amazing dedication of producer Liam Hicks, and the team of musicians who worked with him. Kara recorded a message of thanks for them last year, and once again wants to extend a huge thank you to Liam and the team for making her dream come true.

Kara received some incredible offers in response to the album’s success, including an invitation to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. Sadly her deteriorating health has prevented her from following any of these up, or even from continuing with her album promotion. 

The album is still very much out there though! It’s available to purchase on all major platforms, as well as on CD. If you’re not already familiar with Kara’s powerful and beautiful music, do take a moment to discover it. Each song is a heartfelt expression of pain, love and hope. 

Her JustGiving fundraiser is still active and all donations are gratefully received. Read more here about Kara’s dream of funding a tissue bank for vital research into ME. 

Your ongoing support means the world to Kara. As she says:

“Love you all so much. I’m going to try and retain my online presence otherwise I feel I have no voice. With love, Kara xxx”

We leave you with the Channel 5 News report on Kara from last August. 

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