are of life.
life is of stories
stories = life
life = stories
-how many lives does a story have?
how many stories does a life have?
that's easy... plenty..."
- Joe Chithalen -
From rock and blues to Celtic and funk, Joe Chithalen was part of
the growing Kingston music scene for years. Loved for his sense
of humour and his way-out style, Joe enjoyed playing good music
with a passion that reached out to the audience.
played with so many bands. At university he was the best player
and he could play all styles - jazz, rock, funk - and then played
with the Mahones because he could. He was the best in Canada and
I'm not joking."-
Andrew Brown, Keyboards - The Mahones
was anaphylactic to peanuts. His story ended too soon and his death
could have been avoided. We need to understand life-threatening
food allergies, respect what can happen and work to help those around
us living with anaphylaxis.
people knew of Joe's "take it easy" approach to life but
he took his life-threatening allergy seriously. He regularly carried
his epinephrine with him and was careful about what he ate. He respected
his allergy but never let it stop him from doing the things he loved.
went wrong when a series of events led to his death. Anaphylaxis
kills, it's unforgiving, we need to understand it and not take chances.