Please read this personal message from
Lynn Carey Saylor:
For those of you who don't know, "We Belong"
co-writer Eric Lowen, whom I am seen singing with throughout this video
and appears in the default first frame of it at right, is fighting an
absolutely devastating and insidious illness - Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis (also known by its acronym, ALS, or by its perhaps most
well-known name, Lou Gehrig's Disease). This is why Eric never
appears standing or walking in the video, as the disease has, in a
relatively short period of time, robbed him of his ability to walk.
ALS currently has no cure, but research strides are bringing us closer
to it, as well as new and promising drugs which help to prolong and
improve the quality of life of ALS patients. Still, the outlook
remains bleak for most ALS patients and there is much work still to be
Here is a good overview of the
disease and what it does to a person.
I know that it is a very TALL order to ask for, as Pat Benatar's 1984
recording of "We Belong" was enormously successful, but it is my great
hope that my version of the song might match the success of hers, so
that I can personally help bring further awareness to ALS and the search
for a cure through publicity that would accompany a new hit version of
the song. And on a personal level, I will be happy in knowing that
every time one of my records is sold, the song is legally downloaded or
the song gets radio airplay, that songwriting royalties will be paid to
Eric and Dan.
I would like to especially thank Brian May for
appearing on this song and in the video. His presence on the
recording will no doubt help greatly to garner attention for the song
and help it to become the success we all hope it will be. I
would also like to call upon the vast network of wonderful Queen fans to
make each other aware of his great work on it. Queen fans alone
have the power to make this a hit song, as they are a mighty group
Lastly, I want to mention that donations are now
being accepted for The Eric Lowen Trust. Donations will help to
offset the enormous costs of fighting his illness and help support his
family, which includes 5 minor age children.
The Eric Lowen Trust
2554 Lincoln Blvd. #255
Venice, CA 90291 U.S.A.
If wishing to donate via
address for that is
Encouraging letters, well wishes and mentions of
how much you enjoy the song are also greatly appreciated and can be
emailed to Eric Lowen directly at
Please mention my name in connection with your
donation if you make one, so that Eric knows where you heard about him
Thanks for reading this all the way through.
I hope you enjoy the promo video and my recording of "We Belong."
xo Lynn Carey Saylor