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Carman fans get ready for a once in a lifetime chance to partner with him to make history with a new CD & Music Video project.

Nashville, TN Faith
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THE SYMBOL OF MY JOURNEY

My trainer asked me if I wanted to go to a local park and see a flight of stairs that professional UFC fighters train on. Of course I said yes but I knew there was more to it. So when we arrived this is what I saw. It looked like the road ahead of me. All uphill, intimidating and way over my head. So I tried to run up it and got about halfway before my lungs felt like they were going to burst.

You see with Multiple Myeloma Cancer it deprives your bloodstream of vital oxygen and you lose your breath fairly quickly. The Doctor said you cant push beyond it because there's nothing to push to until your blood gets healthier.

So with the Kickstarter (http://bit.ly/CarmanKickstarter) program giving me and opportunity to record again and everything above the $200,000 is going into the stage production. I'm now feeling very responsible to get healthy so I can perform on tour and not pass out from lack of oxygen.

So these stairs now represent writing 10 new songs, taking two hand fulls of daily med's, going into the studio for 2 months, cleaning my blood cells, building up my cardio, planning out a tour for the first time in 13 years, having enough stamina to complete one of these tasks, not failing everyone by relapsing and never allowing failure as an option.

Those stairs represent my life. Everyday I stop by them and I try to run up but somewhere in the course that run, I can be found bent over with my hands on my knees gasping to inhale oxygen. Its such a lofty goal, the desired results have been set so high and just looking at that climb makes me want to quit. You all have been my lifeline so far, so I'm asking you once again: When I'm at the bottom of these stairs tomorrow and looking up, what is a great quote to repeat over and over again to give me strength?

God Bless You,
Carman
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    1. Creator Brenda Spurlock on May 28, 2013

      Anytime you feel like you can't figure it all out, remember, you're not supposed to. Cast your cares on Him today. Blessings

    2. Creator Susan Stier on May 28, 2013

      Carman,
      I have used Isaiah 54:17 for almost 2 years as I have battled the demon of ovarian cancer. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME WILL PROSPER! God bless you and always keep in the forefront of your mind that Jesus took ALL cancers upon Himself at the cross!!

    3. Creator Barbara Tinder Nash on May 28, 2013

      I can do all things through Christ who strenthens me. God bless you Carman!!!!

    4. Creator Linda Milby on May 28, 2013

      May the Joy of the Lord be your strength. I raised my children on your songs and my prayers. God Bless you as you continue to follow the Lords will and seek His wisdom! Wise Men still seek Him.

    5. Creator Ronny Sanchez Fernández on May 28, 2013

      But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

    6. Creator Carla Kruse on May 28, 2013

      God's grace is sufficient for me!!

    7. Creator Cheryl Heflin on May 28, 2013

      I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.
      The Joy of the Lord is my Strength.

      God bless you Carman!

    8. Creator Cindy Smith on May 28, 2013

      There is a great word I use when I'm struggling and out of breath - Yahweh - When you breath in say Yah and when you exhale say Weh - and He is there breathing with you giving you strength. May He be glorified by this album. May you be strengthened day by day.

    9. Creator Zelma Colon on May 28, 2013

      May the Lord God go before you in glory, behind you in power and surround you with His faithfulness.

    10. Creator Bob Bennett on May 28, 2013

      "I am with you always!" --Jesus

    11. Creator Nicole Trott on May 28, 2013

      With God ALL things are possible. If God be for me, who can be against be?