Kid Ramos: Health update

Posted on: Friday, Aug 23, 2013

From Randy Chortkoff, Delta Groove CEO:

It’s been a good while since I have written an update concerning David “Kid” Ramos’ condition. As you may know, Kid has spent the major part of the last 20 months battling a rare form of cancer. After undergoing radiation treatments, major surgery and intense Chemo Therapy, Kid is finally coming up on his last 3 five day sessions of Chemo. Although Kid is a positive and serious fighter and has been reaching deep for the faith to beat this extremely serious condition, the battle has been debilitating to say the least. The doctors have convinced Kid and his family that this is his only window of opportunity to try and kill this thing forever. So Kid fights on but it is becoming increasingly harder to recuperate from the Chemo and it takes longer each time.

We all pray that with the medical help Kid is receiving, his strong faith and his ability to fight, he will come out the other end of this disease and continue to live a good life supporting his family and kids through college. Kid has given us so much wonderful music over the years from his early days with The James Harman Band and Hollywood Fats, to his solo albums and work with his pal Lynwood Slim, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Fabulocos and most recently The Mannish Boys. Now is our opportunity to give back to Kid.

So many of you have helped Kid and his family by donating what you can towards his mounting medical bills. The Ramos Family has reached a point where Kid’s disability insurance has run out. A lot is at stake and Kid worries that he will lose all that he has worked so hard for the last 30+ plus years. More importantly he worries that his family will suffer financially. Therefore I am making a personal plea to all of his friends, fans and concerned individuals to reach in your pockets and give what you can to help Kid and his family get through this extremely trying time. Every single dollar counts and it is GREATLY appreciated.

You can go directly to the Delta Groove web site at and donate throughPayPal using our direct donate link, go directly through PayPal at or you can send a check made out to David Ramos directly to the Delta Groove office at Delta Groove Music 16501 Sherman Way, Suite 100 Van Nuys, CA 91406 USA and your check will be sent to Kid’s home. Cards and letters with well wishes would also be greatly appreciated.

Our Sincere Thanks,
Randy Chortkoff

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