Family Tries to Raise Money for Flamenco Guitarist Ricardo Anglada Following Stroke

Posted on November 7, 2013 | by David Knowles

The family of American Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Anglada is trying to raise travel money to cover 29-year-old's medical expenses following a stroke he suffered during an October 26 performance in Texas. 

Anglada, who does not have medical insurance, collapsed on stage during a concert in Laredo, and was taken to a local hospital. The Taos native has since been transferred to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

"He can move, but this was his life," Anglada's fiance, Alisa Alba, told KOB News. "His hands were his life and it's what he did for a living. It's heartbreaking for us."  

Anglada's devotion to flamenco is motivating the guitarist during what has been a somewhat shaky recovery so far, his family said. 

Those wishing to donate to help defray Anglada's medical costs, which have now risen above $250,000, can do so at the following website

The former police chief in Taos, Rick Anglada, Sr., says that "no donation is too small" to help his son.  

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