Mom with Fibromyalgia is Inspiration Behind New Theme Song Adopted by National Fibromyalgia Association
“When your Italian mother tells you to write a song for her, you just do it!” Christian recording artist Pasquale Talarico writes “Vigil Song” to be performed by R&B recording artist Tony Terry on National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – May 15, Cal State Fullerton.
Christian recording artist Pasquale Talarico laughs when he recalls how he came to write “Vigil Song” at the request of his mother, Phyllis almost a year ago. According to Pasquale, his mother wanted a special song to play during last May’s National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day event hosted by the North Orange County Fibromyalgia Support Group, which Phyllis founded in 2000, and Cal State Fullerton’s Fibromyalgia Research & Education Center.
“She didn’t like any of the CDs I brought her, so she asked me a few days before the event at Cal State Fullerton to ‘just write a song,’” Pasquale smiled.
But, his young voice turns serious when he talks about fibromyalgia, the chronic pain illness that has affected his mother since her diagnosis in 2000.
“I wrote ‘Vigil Song’ for my mom,” explained Pasquale. “I’ve seen her struggles with fibromyalgia, and it can be very debilitating. But, my mom told me to write a song that’s about celebrating and embracing, well, life, just like she does! She is an amazing woman, and an even more amazing mother.”
Pasquale Talarico has been a singer-songwriter for over 15 years in both local music acts and national bands. He is currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Servite High School in Anaheim, and also the Coordinator of Worship at the school, as well as an active worship leader in the Catholic Church.
"Vigil Song" was recently adopted by the National Fibromyalgia Association as their official theme song and was re-recorded by National R&B Recording Artist Tony Terry to be performed on a national level.
On May 15, Terry and Talarico will sing “Vigil Song” at the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Walk of FAME and Wellness Fair and Concert hosted by the NFA and Cal State Fullerton’s Research & Education Center.
For more information about Pasquale Talarico, visit his website at www.PasqualeTalarico.com.
For more information about National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day at Cal State Fullerton, visit www.fmaware.org/walkofFAME2010 or call 714-921-0150.
Corin Ramos, Walson PR & Communications
Karen Wallace, NFA Project Manager