Struggle With Terminal Disease Brings Inspiration and Music to

Share Article Tribute for member coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Barry Morgan was given 18 months to live in 2003, but has since focused his energy on his music. has helped Barry collaborate with other artists and share his music and his cause with the world., an online talent community that recently launched its site in July 2008, has created a tribute to an extraordinarily positive, inspiring, and talented member. is a multimedia site dedicated to helping users share their talents with the world. One member in particular has been an inspiration not only for other users, but also for people worldwide, especially those living with and dying from Pulmonary Fibrosis. A special tribute has been designed for member Barry Morgan, an extremely talented musician living with Pulmonary Fibrosis. finds Barry's cause to be incredibly honorable, and his talent as a musician to be deserving of the TalentTrove Tribute.

Diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2003, Barry Morgan was given 18 months to live. He has defied his prognosis, and moved to Oregon to live peacefully, creating music. He has channeled his positive attitude into his music and collaborations on members consistently benefit from Barry Morgan's positive attitude, as well as his intensely creative and constructive feedback. He collaborates often with artists, via Barry says, "Working with talented people all over the world is possible because of the Internet and especially, sites like We are now able to all be in the same band, and play any kind of music, and then give that gift back to the world. What an amazing time we live in. What an amazing life I have."

John Wilkie, another member and one of Barry's collaborative artists, is impressed with his friend's outlook. "Most would probably agree that, after receiving a prognosis of a terminal disease, the human tendency would be to dwell in dread and anticipation of this seemingly worst-case scenario. Yet, there are some that make the conscious decision to make the best of the time that they have left--and pursue having a positive impact on society." Barry's struggle is a struggle many people face all over the world. Pulmonary Fibrosis takes the lives of 50,000 Americans every year. Worldwide the disease affects approximately 15 million people. There is no cure, but there is hope through research, and through the kindness of people who can donate time, money, or effort to this cause. strives to bring attention to this worthy cause and to this amazing musical artist, both of which deserve this unique tribute. You can view Barry Morgan's tribute at

ABOUT TALENTTROVE.COM, "Be Discovered": is a global online talent community created to help individuals share their talents with the world. provides aspiring artists and performers with the opportunity to be discovered. Our users can create, upload, and broadcast their skills and talents in the form of audio and video files, images, or text. provides a virtual community for like-minded individuals to discuss their passions, share mutual opportunities, seek advice, and stay connected. For more information, please visit


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