My "big" brother John is suffering from MS. (Multiple Sclerosis, not Microsoft which almost all of us suffer from).
He's a teriffic guitar player and an amazing artist. He's a north eastern resident, though he's got a good deal of the South West in his soul, having spent some time in Las Cruses, NM.
I've been helping him out with starting a blog, and I'd consider it a personal favor if you'd stop by over there from time to time. His Blog is Social-Obscurity.blogspot.com