On October 1, 2005, Lissa passed away after a courageous eighteen month battle with Leukemia. She will be missed by everyone in the music industy.
       "I believe all people are gifts to the universe. Every so often a special gift is born with a special talent and purpose. Lissa Wales was this special gift to the drumming community!
       She captured an emotion in every still photo...a moment of time. She touched us with life long memories of art, passion, fun and musical magic in every frame she took.
       She documented our drumming history thru her eyes. In doing that, she helped to secure our talents and our reasons for why we do what we do for future generations to feel. She captured the past, branded the now and has inspired the future!
       Thank you Lissa for your deep passion in photography and life! You continue to bring us together....photo by photo...frame by frame...heart by heart!"
Dom Famularo
Drumming's Global Ambassador