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Austin Carlile  Booking inquiries contact: ssummersrivas@gmail.com "@iamsecond documentary" below:

Last night was special, thank you to everyone that came out and spent the evening with me! Every Sunday night at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas 6pm we gather in the same room! Seeing most of you again next weekend! @cclasvegaschurch

Just landed in San Jose for more specialist appointments (going to see if I need ANOTHER foot surgery) Then off to Austin, Texas for a @heartsupport event! Back in Vegas for next Sunday night!
I've been living back in the states for almost 3 months now, after moving to Costa Rica in November of 2016 when I left the band. I never imagined my walk with Christ would bring me to Vegas of all places. From an apartment on the beach in the jungle, to the desert in Nevada... God has been doing some incredible things in my life lately and I had to get my social media back to fill you all in! He has blessed me with one thing in particular that has changed my life forever... Turn on my post notifications so you can see when I am coming to a city near you for more speaking events! Will be in New Jersey April 4th & 5th too, posting about that soon!
Y'all are the best! I cant wait to show you and share all the things that have happened in my life while I've been away! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

Unapologetically joyful! Even after 24 days combined hospitalized at Stanford over the period of 3 stays, which all came unexpectedly. Only planned to be in the states for just about that long when I left Costa Rica almost 3 months ago! Palo Alto California, speaking at the annual Marfan Medical Conference & presenting the "Heart Of It All" award that was presented to me last year. Las Vegas Nevada, speaking at schools, churches, spoken word/hip hop/live art event, & spending most of my time working on new music and helping two other friends with their projects as well. Orange County California, to get some tattoo time in, BearFlag, KWAVE radio interview, RVCA warehouse visit, some filming, photo shoots, & 2 really exciting meetings. Every city, so grateful to see so many of my friends after being away so long, still didn't get to see them all. Then finally San Diego speaking in Chula Vista & getting my Lolitas burrito fix. The next day I was meant to fly back here but I called my doctor & he told me not to leave the country, changed my flight, & went back up to Stanford. While there, it ended up being a literal life changing week for me, my future, health & heart... Incredible how God opens & closes doors that you would have never guessed would be possible. I was also able to make a dear friend of mine "CJ", Charis, Charles, funeral in Oakland the day I was discharged. He was a heart transplant patient & we met at Stanford during my first stay there. He called me one night at 2am & we talked for 2 hours while I wrote a song on piano for him to fall asleep to. That was the last time we ever spoke. Kept in contact with his mother every day until he went to be with the Lord a week later. Was blessed to be able to attend his service & play his song during the celebration of his life & be with his beautiful family. My heart is full even amidst all this... God has blessed me so much through these recent trials. One blessing in particular has changed everything for me, more on that soon enough. Happy to be back in the jungle of Costa Rica, but not for long! ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ (Also, link in my bio for my "White Chair Documentary" that was just released)

The outpouring of love, sentiment, and support since this documentary was released two days ago has blessed my heart beyond belief. Even recieving texts from so many close friends who do not believe in God, that have been touched by what He is doing in my life, wanting to know more. Wanting that joy and peace that I have found... I am so grateful for everyone that took the time to take a deeper look into my story. I am even more grateful for the way it has impacted so many of you. That is Christ, not me... If you have not watched it yet please click the link in my bio... God works through stories, when He transforms someone's life, through their heart, others can see, and the person that steps into His grace is never the same after. The best thing about God's love is He makes it a choice to follow Him or not. True love isn't forcing someone to love you, it is allowing them to love you because of their own decision to. He is waiting there with open arms and desires a relationship with us all. Not a religion, not money in a plate, a one on one relationship with the creator of the universe. And we can step into that relationship no matter how broken, ugly, or messed up our pasts may be. You come to God as you are, He does a work in you and starts the transformation from within. I thought the world's idea of happiness (money, fame, women, sucess) would make me happy, but it only brought me more pain. He has brought me more joy than I've ever experienced in my 30 years of life here on earth. Our flesh is temporary, a relationship with Jesus Christ is not โค (Please share this video with anyone you think can relate to my story, anyone that has lost everything, is suicidal, depressed, addicted, struggling, etc... God can do a work in their lives just like He did mine) ๐Ÿ•Š

(Link in bio) Filmed a "White Chair Documentary" sharing some of my story that I've never spoken about before now. From what led me to create Of Mice and Men, to why I left the band, to the struggles after & in between, and then to where I am today. It was very difficult for me to talk about a few of the things we included in the film, but I believe in the power of transparency and desired to show my heart exactly how it is. I shared some of the events that had happened to me after I left the band only with a few of my closest friends and family... until now... Even if you don't believe in God, or a higher power, and have just followed me through my career as a musician and through various projects, I encourage you to watch it and listen. I hope it encourages you to understand that no matter what obstacles life throws in your way, you CAN overcome them. You CAN persevere. "You have many options in life, never make giving up one of them." Thank you @iamsecond for giving me the opportunity to share my story on your platform alongside so many other individuals that I myself, also admire. (Link to the video in my bio, more info on 'iamsecond' in their bio) โค

I had the incredible opportunity to film a "White Chair Documentary" with @iamsecond about my story... Please click the link in my bio to watch and share. #iamsecond #austincarlile #ofmiceandmen #marfansyndrome @themarfanfoundation

I had the incredible opportunity to film a "White Chair Documentary" with @iamsecond about my story... Please click the link in my bio to watch and share. #iamsecond #austincarlile #ofmiceandmen #marfansyndrome @themarfanfoundation

I was supposed to be on a flight back to Costa Rica right now, but my body had other plans... I was texting my doctor on Friday morning discussing some of the gnarly symptoms I've been struggling with the past few days... he called me right after reading them saying "do not leave the country, get to the hospital immediately." (( in the past he has also told me "don't go the the emergency room, SUCK IT UP, you'll be fine!" )) haha so I trust his medical assessments thoroughly after our relationship these past 7 years of working together. I've been back in Stanford since yesterday morning... Won't go into detail about what they think it could be, but have a few days of testing, testing, and more testing to find out exactly what's happening. No matter what though, I'm at peace knowing I'm in God's hands as I face this new obstacle ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค @themarfanfoundation #marfansyndrome #chronicillness #chronicpain #nojoke #anotherbattle #GodsWill #GodsPlan

When my vocal students ask me why we spend so much time on breathing exercises & techniques, this is one of the videos I show them to prove my point! ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ โฌ†๏ธโฌ†๏ธโฌ†๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽค

Thank you @kwve radio @ryanries @thewhosoevers & @subaru_usa for having me on 107.9 last night! For those of you that didnโ€™t tune in, you can watch & listen at www.ryan-ries.com (Gets good at 32 minutes in) ๐ŸŽง

Usually Ryan interviews people or asks variety of questions, the first half of the show was like this... The whole second half of it I went on a bit of a rant. I spoke on the recent suicides & overdoses in the worldโ€ฆ celebrities, influencers, & the rising number of people in general that we don't even hear about daily. It has become such a pressing issue for me (BECAUSE IT IS SO REAL) โค ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€ The number of deaths are rising, but the answers & ways to overcome these addictions, demons, & depressive or suicidal thoughts are NOT. Condolences can be a beautiful thing, but a simple suicide hotline post, or a โ€œkeep going, it gets betterโ€ will NO LONGER SUFFICE! ๐Ÿ˜ก

When the number of people overdosing or taking their own lives keeps rising, we as a populace MUST be able to see that the answers to happiness the world offers are not enough! "If you just reach this amount of fame, if you just get this much money, if you just get this many followers, if you just find the right man or woman, if you just obtain this or that, your life will fall into place & you will be happy!" This is FALSE, THIS IS A LIE! And it is a lie that people (especially todays youth) hear daily everywhere, from social media, TV, commercials, music, influencers, artists, etc. If some of these celebrities or influencers that have plenty of money, plenty of opportunities, plenty of fame, access to plenty of drugs, access to the best clothes or best technology, access to special treatment or the ability to have any man or woman they desireโ€ฆ ๐Ÿค”

If these are the people we are seeing so often taking their lives or overdosing because of addiction or depression, canโ€™t we see that happiness is in fact, NOT obtained by reaching any of these goals or achievements that the world has to offer?! You must. And it has been pressing on my heart to share...ย Please watch... "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" ๐Ÿ•Š

"Don't turn your back on me, I won't be ignored." Always on my mind @chesterbe ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค @linkinpark

Day eight update: down to only two IV's in my arms! (have had over 30 "pokes" this week alone haha) Because of my extensive medical experiences over my life my veins are extremely hard to find, get blood, or even keep a line in, because they rupture so easily or just won't take a poke at all. My most crucial areas for contrast lines, IV's, or even the dreaded blood draws every 4 hours, are all hardened with scar tissue. Many times I have to resort to lines in my feet or neck or ultrasound. Add a connective tissue disorder like Marfans Syndrome to the mix? Nightmare. Always my joke with nurses "let's see if you can get an IV to stay in under 8 sticks"... If you frequent hospitals or have multiple treatments monthly you understand... As of yesterday the pouches of fluid in my forehead, eyebrows, sides of head, and skull have been completely drained and removed! Very excited about that, but unfortunately even with all the swelling gone the pressure & pain in skull and spine remains the same. I still have another day of intrevenuous antibiotic treatment, and two more days of similar steroid treatments as well. Will know next steps when those are completed. My specialists also put me on a medication a few days ago that slows the production of whatever enzymes that creates cerebrospinal fluid production in my body, which has proven beneficial to not only the swelling in skull but the pain as well. Tomorrow I will start back with more testing and begin to remove other variables and possibilities of what could be the root of the problem, leak, draining, etc.
For many that battle with chronic illness this is just another walk in the park, another hill to climb. It is frustrating at times but I am at peace. Words cannot express, you will never truly understand how much it means to me that all of you have stood by my side even when these same health issues took me from Mice. This small bout came out of nowhere and I will leave it behind just as quickly. God has been working immensely in my life and I have been working on new things that I've poured my entire heart into and cannot wait to share them with you. One step at a time. Grateful. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•Š

This year's Marfan Annual Family Conference was a great success! Living with Marfan Syndrome has changed my life more than I ever could have imagined. I love being a part of a community of others than actually understand what it is like living daily with a chronic disease and overcoming constant chronic pain. Such a strong group of teens, young adults, parents, and even staff that all have become family to me over my years of working with the foundation. I found out I had Marfan when my mother suddenly passed from an aortic dissection when I was 17... she was only 38... Marfan Syndrome is a very rare and daunting genetic disorder that medical professionals have yet to find a cure for, but knowing there are others battling the same thing brings so much hope and inspiration. The Marfan community are some of the strongest people I know and with the biggest hearts (some literally.) It was a blessing to spend the weekend with our community and meeting new friends as well. Massive gratitude to @themarfanfoundation for allowing me to speak and participate alongside so many wonderful individuals. With a condition that makes you feel very much alone, it's hard to feel that way after leaving our annual conference and forming life long lasting relationships. Everyone has different struggles and battles in life, but those with Marfan Syndrome or related disorders deal with a different type of chronic pain, being lethargic, and a surplus of hip, rib, lung, heart, feet, spine, eye, head and leg issues day in and day out... Warriors. I'm thankful to be a part of such a caring, strong, and persevering community. Victory together. More info on our condition and how you can help us find a cure in the link in my bio: Marfan.org โค๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•Š

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