His musical interests included Beethoven, Berlioz and Ives as well as jazz and soul artists BB King, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Mahalia Jackson. During his seventeen years of physical decline, music became a therapy affording him peace and joy. Not limited to these, he enjoyed spirituals to give him inspiration and solace. In effect, he became a music therapist who, despite impending disaster, had a life of patience, dignity and hope.
David's parents, Tom and Lucy Ott share this trauma with perseverance. Tom is an elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church as well as participating in the choir. His understanding of music is quite deep. He is a Charter Member of the newly formed Westwood Rotary Club and he and Lucy believe in giving back to the community.
The money for David's Fund comes from donations, mainly from family, friends and acquaintances. For further information, contact: David's Fund, 62 James Street, Westwood, NJ 07675, call 201 666 8730 or write to [email protected] Music Therapy is its goal!
In the regular order of business, Rotarian Joe D'Arco mentioned that because of a saying about our club The Little Club That Could, he donated a book to the Paramus Library from Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club about the Little Engine That Could. The club thanked him for his generosity and decided to adopt the name: The Little Club That Could.
In their short existence, Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club has made many community minded donations and involvement plus sponsored several Gift of Life Children.