Singer Pamela Moore – best known for singing the role of Sister Mary in Queensryche’s 1988 prog metal classic, Operation: Mindcrime – ran a GoFundMe campaign for the benefit of the group’s 16-year tour director, Scott “Fozzy” O’Hare.
According to an August 19 post on Moore’s Facebook page, O’Hare, who worked as the progressive metal band’s tour director for 16 years, suffered a series of debilitating strokes in mid-August. The campaign’s GoFundMe web page says that as a result, O’Hare’s vision has been significantly impaired and he is undergoing physical therapy to treat left-sided paralysis.
Moore posted on the campaign site: “Fozzy is the sole provider in his household and is not able to work until he recovers, if he ever does. He feels a pressure that he cannot provide for his family and I would rather he didn’t feel that stress and focus on his recovery because his road to recovery will be really long. I don’t want him to have that extra worry about his family, how they’re going to live, or their future income.
“He absolutely needs our love and prayers, but they also need help with household bills, food and growing medical bills. Fozzy has always been a very hard-working man, always there to help his family. and his dear friends … now he needs our help. If you feel so inclined, please donate. Anything can help … Thank you from the bottom of my heart. “
As of 2:45 p.m. EST on September 3, $ 9,945 had been raised towards a goal of $ 25,000. O’Hare’s wife, Heather, is listed as a beneficiary.