Whether you believe in the power of prayer or not, I hope you can find it in yourself to send a good vibe or two in the direction of young Mr. Cy Rawls -- longtime and much-beloved fixture of the local music scene, and one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. He's been in the hospital for the past week dealing with a brain tumor, and it's been an all-around scary situation. I'm told that surgery is set for noon Thursday; I'll be thinking about him around then, and I'd like you to do the same.
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UPDATE: Word is that the surgery began shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. Keep those prayers and vibes coming, folks...
THE LATEST, as of 4:43 p.m. -- The surgery was cancelled shortly after it began. When the doctors got in there, they apparently found several lesions on Cy's neck that would jeopardize the surgery somehow. The doctors have decided to instead begin a very aggressive course of chemo and radiation. His parents are in with the doctors now. More as the situation develops.