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Newest Update on Angela Bofill's Health - her first new interview!

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As most SoulTrackers know, longtime soul music great Angela Bofill suffered a stroke in early 2006. Later that year she received the SoulTracks Lifetime Achievement Award and appeared to be on her way to recovery. Unfortunately, on July 10, 2007, Angie suffered another massive stroke and was in critical condition for quite awhile. Her fans continued their prayers for her and benefit concerts were held to help Angela (who was ininsured) pay for treatments and physical therapy.

We've been blessed that Rich Engel, Angela's longtime manager, has been keeping us upt to date on Angie's progress, which is encouraging. Below is the most recent note from Rich, along with some previous updates:

December 17, 2009. We were contacted by Rich, letting us know that Angie was recently interviewed by legendary Detroit radio host Rosetta Hines. You can hear the interview at http://www.hinesitefive.c...lude.html. Rosetta used our bio of Angie as the intro to the interview. Here is Angie's note to SoulTrackers from Rich: Angela Bofill would like to tell her fans at Soultracks that " I'll be home for Christmas." The continued support of Chris Rizik, and her fans at Soultracks have played a major role in facilitating her long struggle towards wellness. We are ecstaticly pleased to announce her release ( Dec. 19th. ) from the Vallejo Rehabilitation Center. Angela will initially be living with her sister, and hopes to be getting her own place in the future. She plans to continue therapy, and write music. Also, she will be working on a script that will focus on her nursing home expierience. Again, Angela would like to thank all her fans for the encouraging letters, and their support. To all the happiest of holidays, and a Very Merry Christmas. Rich Engel.

September 24, 2009. Well much has gone down since our last communication. In August a family tragedy occurred with the death of Angie's nephew Pablo, who was horribly burned to death, in a fatal car accident, at the age of thirty. Angela had dedicated the song " Rainbow Child " to Pablo, which she wrote, in celebration of his birth. The song was included in her second album release Angel Of The Night. The family of course was devastated, and to make matters worse Angie's mother Carmen ( 85 ) suffered a heart attack It was further discovered that Carmen required a bypass, which was successfully performed. Thankfully, her recovery is going better than anticipated, and she is recouperating just down the hall from Angela.

But there is more than encouraging news to report. Because Angela has been receiving daily therapy, her mobility, and speech have improved dramatically. After Carmen gets released, which should be soon, Angela will be moving into her own apartment which has already been secured. Angie is at the point of practicing her singing. She decided to put that off until she gets into her new digs. " I started practicing in the hospital but I drew a crowd. Too embarrasing. " Angela now has thoughts of returning to the stage. With Gods help and prayers from all of us, she just might pull it off. I spoke to Angela in the middle of this writing and she asked me to convey, that "I am truly blessed to have such loyal fans, and that I send love to each and every one." Tracks from live album, Live From Manila, is now available to download at CD Baby. Things are really looking up.

With kindest regards to SoulTracks, and to you Chris, for your never ending support, I remain
Sincerely yours.
Rich Engel.

November 28, 2008. I spoke to Angie Thanksgiving Day. " She reminds us all to give thanks for our health, and to all who love us " She is now able to walk about two blocks. She gives thanks to our dear friend Narada Micheal Waldon, for furnishing her with a cell phone. Judging by her improved speech, she is putting it to good use. Best of all she has been given the o.k. to travel, and is looking forward to her release from the nursing facility, in the very near future. As a result, she will be making herself available after Xmas, for hosting/meet and greets at public events. If any concert promoters, or event planners, would like to have Angela, please contact Jeff Epstein at Universal Attractions N.Y. jepstein@universalattractions.com or call Jeff at 212 -582 - 7575. Although Angie is not ready to sing as yet, things are definitely looking good. She is practicing her scales again, and working on writing tunes on her small electric piano. For myself, and on behalf of Angie, thank you Chris, for your help and friendship. To you and your fans, we are both wishing you the best holiday season ever. Sincerely. Rich Engel.

JUNE 10, 2008 - We just learned that Angie is continuing to improve, both in her speech and in her mobility. She is not quite ready to go home but is looking forward to when she will be able to. She is hearing from many of her friends. More as we hear it.

FEBRUARY 20, 2008 - Good news. Angela is now able to walk about fifty feet, with the use of a leg brace, and a one handed walker. Her speech has improved, and her spirits are much better. She still is in the nursing home. Thanks to her fans she is getting the extra therapy she needs. A special thanks to Soul Tracks for keeping her name out there.
With kindest regards,
Rich Engel.

FALL 2007 - Angela remains in a nursing facility in Vallejo, California. Her speech has come back somewhat, although she still struggles. Angela can not walk as of yet, and is getting therapy through state assistance. She has good motor skills on her right side, but little to no feeling on her left side. Her face was not affected. Her mother Carmen, sister Sandra, and daughter Shawna, take her out to dinner every weekend. However, she still requires twenty-four hour care. Angela's spirits are remarkably good, and she really misses her fans. We are still selling her live CD's and stuff on her web site. We are putting out a call for anyone who may have old footage of Angie, for a possible documentary DVD. Angela has not forgotten the generous support and love she has received from her family of friends.
With my best regards to all.
Rich.

We ask SoulTrackers for your continued prayers for Angela's recovery. Also, please check out her website, where the proceeds of sales of her merchandise are being used to help support Angie's recovery.
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Reply #1 posted 01/19/10 2:17pm

Timmy84

This is encouraging. touched
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Reply #2 posted 01/19/10 2:27pm

funkpill

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Well alright!!! woot!
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Reply #3 posted 01/19/10 2:33pm

babybugz

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Hope she get's better
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Reply #4 posted 01/19/10 4:39pm

Vendetta1

I am so happy to hear this. biggrin
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Reply #5 posted 01/20/10 6:28am

Graycap23

Thaks 4 the update.
I have always gotton Angie mixed up with Phillis Hyman.
I thought Angie was no longer with us.
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Reply #6 posted 01/20/10 6:39am

SoulAlive

Graycap23 said:

I have always gotton Angie mixed up with Phillis Hyman.
I thought Angie was no longer with us.


speaking of Phyllis...here's a hilarious clip of her performing with Angela.
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Reply #7 posted 01/20/10 6:42am

Harlepolis

Graycap23 said:

Thaks 4 the update.
I have always gotton Angie mixed up with Phillis Hyman.
I thought Angie was no longer with us.


Da fuk?! whofarted disbelief
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Reply #8 posted 01/21/10 6:44am

SoulAlive

this is great news!
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Reply #9 posted 01/21/10 3:04pm

Timmy84

Graycap23 said:

Thaks 4 the update.
I have always gotton Angie mixed up with Phillis Hyman.
I thought Angie was no longer with us.


Why? hmmm
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Reply #10 posted 01/21/10 8:20pm

Graycap23

Timmy84 said:

Graycap23 said:

Thaks 4 the update.
I have always gotton Angie mixed up with Phillis Hyman.
I thought Angie was no longer with us.


Why? hmmm

I just always have.....don't have a real reason why. They remind me of each other.
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