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A message From Ben Kummer

"I have been a supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society since 2005, when a friend from college's mom was diagnosed with lymphoma and her daughter fund-raised thousands of dollars for two marathons, which she ran, through Team in Training. Over the summer of 2009, I was just a regular old second year med student, with a hectic academic life punctuated by tests and more or less regular band practices, with the occasional show in Philadelphia. While I was studying for my boards in June, I found a painless lump in my neck that I reported to my primary care doc. A few days later, I learned that I had lymphoma - a total shock and one of the absolute worst days of my life. Six crappy months of chemo followed...with all the fatigue, nausea and hair loss that made me look like a completely different person...without me ever taking a break from med school -- or music. Luckily, I responded to the treatment and went into remission. As of 6 weeks ago, I'm still in remission and fortunately it seems like I was able to beat the disease. I have to say, though - I really think that one of the things that got me through the whole experience of being a patient and a doctor-in-training at the same time was being able to maintain a creative, fun outlet of music by playing in the Delta Natural and writing tunes. If it weren't for the guys in the band and the music, and working towards this project, I think I would have gone crazy a long time ago. I'm grateful to be alive and still involved with music -- one the most important parts of my life. Donating our proceeds to LLS represents my appreciation for being a survivor and for all the work the LLS does -- furthering research for blood cancers, raising awareness for leukemia & lymphoma, and providing hope and support for patients and their families that aren't as fortunate as I was.

Oh yeah, and it's nice to be able to have a career in medicine too."

-Ben Kummer

ALBUM RELEASED TODAY ON REVERB NATION

ALL PROCEEDS ARE GOING TO THE LEUKEMIA LYMPHOMA SOCIETY!!!

http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls

ALBUM TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK!

Get ready for an awesome set of tunes.

Album Finished!

Folks,

"The Album" by The Delta Natural is finished and will be released next week. All of our proceeds will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So Stay tuned!

Recording an Album

Folks,

It's going to take a while, but we'll be recording an album that is due out in the fall of 2010. Hope ya'll can help promote it and get our stuff out there!!!

~The Delta Natural

Thanks to all the fans supporting the Release Party!

We wanted to send a special thanks to those who participated in the release party....

We hope you enjoyed the tunes and want you all to know we will be having another release in April!!!

Sincerely,

~Ben

Videos are up

Folks....

Check out our newest videos!!!!!!!