The following notice was circulated by the management of saxophonist David S. Ware:
David S. Ware was diagnosed with kidney failure in 1999 and he began dialysis that fall. He had an intensive three-week hemodialysis regime toward beginning peritoneal (self-administered) dialysis, which would allow him to travel. David has been on this self-administered dialysis regime multiple times every day and night since October 1999. While certainly difficult, he has been able to travel, and perform his music undiminished, since then.