Best Wishes Benefit

Best Wishes Benefit

From Mikayla Braun

I'm raising money for my beautiful mama to relieve some of the cost of her Ovarian Cancer surgery & treatment, for those who can't make it to Tipitina's for the Best Wishes Benefit on Feb 7th but still want to support!

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I wrote this song "Every Day" right when we found out my mom (Elizabeth Braun) was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer in July. It's been quite the process and quite the fight, but she's certainly a warrior. She's doing okay! But my goodness cancer is really scary, and incredibly expensive. I'm hosting the Best Wishes Benefit at Tipitina's in New Orleans (2/7/19) to help relieve some of the costs of her treatment and surgery, but so many of her friends/family don't live here so I wanted to set up some kind of platform for those who still would like to help out remotely. But if you are in the area come by Tips on Thursday the 7th! More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/561848394262841/

My mom is a glass artist, so some of the 'giving level perks' are provided by her and her wonderful artist friends. She began her training in stained glass at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France in 1981, and in 1986 she founded Elizabeth's Glassworks LLC, a custom art glass studio. She specializes in leaded and copper foil methods, beveling, etching, and fused glass, and warm glass methods including fusing, kiln forming, glass casting and pate de verre. She's so talented, and she really wanted to be able to help thank all those who are supporting her. And let me just say, as a musician trying to navigate the artist world, it is so inspiring and motivating to watch my mom succeed as a self-made artist. 

One of the levels includes a 3 piece set of unique hand-made glass magnets donated by several different artists (her and her glass artist friends). Every one is different! The magnets in the pictures are just a couple examples of how varied they all are. Another level includes a handmade glass pendant/earring set made just for you by my mom!

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Every Day                                                                                      

"We're just human, with no conception of our futures

We can work towards what we wish to happen, but there may be some roadblocks in our path

And this past year my positive energy hasn't been present - I can't seem to forget it

But now I understand it wasn't lost, it was harbored in my heart to pour into the universe as this new chapter starts

You gave me life, my soul, and my mind

And it's my turn to be there for you this time

You are my queen, my everything

I wish I could take your pain away, but I'll be strong for you every day. 

You've been forced to fight your entire life

And you've always stayed humble when things begin to crumble, but now I'm here to stand right next to you

So go ahead and cry, cause it's okay to be afraid. See I can be your rock because you raised me to be strong

You gave me life, my soul, and my mind

And it's my turn to be there for you this time

You are my queen, my everything

I wish I could take your pain away, but I'll be strong for you every day. 

This is a bond that no words can describe, I'd drop everything in this world to be by your side

We are so lucky that we have each other and to share the love of a mother and daughter

You gave me life, my soul, and my mind

And it's my turn to be there for you this time

You are my queen, my everything

I wish I could take your pain away, but I'll be strong for you every day.

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I want to thank my beautiful friends for helping me put this video together (Jeff Jani - Drums/Audio Production, Chris Alford - Guitar, Sam Albright - Bass, Brad Walker - Saxophone, 8AM Focus - Video). 

And thank YOU so much for your support :)

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