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Nuge grants hospice patient's wish
By Zeke Jennings
Ted Nugent is known more for his outspoken views on politics and being an avid hunter than his music these days, but the Motor City Madman does have a soft side.Nugent granted the wish of 55-year-old Michael Golder
of Peoria, Ill., a hospice patient who is blind and confined to a wheelchair, by inviting Golder to a concert and mingling with him backstage.
Nugent also gave Golder some guitar picks and dedicated a song to him during the June 13 concert at the Peoria Civic Center.
Golder’s wish was made possible by the non-profit group Hospice Dreams, which reached out to Nugent.
Golder was an aspiring rock n’ rock guitarist when he was paralyzed in a motorcycle at age 19. His health has deteriorated through the years as the result of a series of strokes, which have left him blind.
“I’m going to meet Ted Nugent,” Golder reportedly told everyone at his nursing home, which is near the Peoria Civic Center.
Nugent is currently on tour with REO Speedwagon. They are scheduled to perform at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston on Thursday.
The Nuge, a former resident of Jackson County, will return to the area on July 13 to perform at the Thrills in the Irish Hills Biker Festival at Jackson County Fairgrounds.
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