Celebration! We reached our goal just in time! These funds will ease Michael's financial situation. He just got a shock with two medications - one with a $1000 monthly co-pay and the other a $500 co-pay not covered by insurance!
Jun 25, 2015
Michael and his new lung are doing splendidly! After three days he is like a new man. We want to thank everyone for their good wishes and encouragement!
Jun 23, 2015
To all of our loyal supporters -- a GOOD NEWS UPDATE. On Sunday, June 21st Michael received his Gift-of-Life -- his transplant! He is doing well and we are grateful for all of your support and...
Apr 12, 2015
The collage on the left are photos of Michael taken by me over the years. We met when I was 15 and he was 18. The first photo I took of him is on the top right in 1972. The last is on the top left...
Apr 03, 2015
Local Rapid City artist, Bill Fleming, has donated a limited edition print of artwork.. When the series of 50 is sold they will be GONE. All proceeds will be donated to HelpHOPELive in Michael's...
Mar 19, 2015
We are so joyful that we have almost reached the $50,000 mark leaving only $10,000 left to raise to be able to pay Michael's uncovered medical expenses. Not having the worry of how to get through...
Feb 24, 2015
The hardest part with waiting for that lifesaving call right now is watching my sweet man's health decline each day. He does everything he can to stay strong for the hopefully upcoming surgery. He...
Dec 30, 2014
My wish for Michael in 2015 is that we can reach his fundraising goal so that he can rest easy knowing he will have one less worry during this difficult time.
Dec 30, 2014
Whoa, wait!? What just happened? The fundraising thermometer just jumped up $5000! This is HUGE! We are so close! I have a hard time imagining a life without fundraising but am extremely excited...
Dec 23, 2014
DISABLED MAN DOWN ON HIS LUCK REACHES OUT TO HELP ANOTHER One of my favorite stories during this fundraising happened when Michael's fundraiser was mentioned on our local TV station. local TV...
Dec 12, 2014
It's just amazing that with your help we have managed to raise $40,000 for Michael's transplant expenses. You did this. ALL of you. You should be very proud!
Dec 02, 2014
Anyone who donates to Michael's fund on December 2, "Giving Tuesday", will have their name entered in a drawing to win an 11 x 17" print of my image "Never Give Up". All donations large and small...
Nov 30, 2014
Today is officially #givingtuesday, but it is also "Save your favorite Michael" and "Save a grandpa" and "Help an awesome man get a 2nd chance day". Spare change from #BlackFriday" gratefully...
Nov 25, 2014
Donate before December 31 and enjoy tax savings in 2014!
Aug 05, 2014
HE IS LISTED!! We have taken a huge step towards saving Michael"s life, but it is crucial that we raise enough money that he can take good care of this incredible gift of life. The anti rejection...
Jul 29, 2014
We have three really exciting items up for bid for Michael's fundraiser! If you know any music fans, please share this link. The proceeds go to Michael's fund!
The items include autographed...
Jul 21, 2014
I can't wait to write a book about this extraordinary journey. We have met so many generous and compassionate people over the past couple of years...people who are there for you in good times and...
Jul 19, 2014
We had the best news ever this week! We have been waiting for, well for over five years when we started this journey of working to get Michael this life-changing surgery.
We heard from Cleveland...
Jul 15, 2014
Delta Airlines is REALLY coming through for us in the middle of our very serious family health crisis, thanks to the dedication and support of friends, family AND strangers!!!
Delta decided to...
Jul 07, 2014
We did it! Reached our minimum and heading for the total needed of $60,000! YOU GUYS ROCK!
Jul 03, 2014
Still hoping to reach the minimum expected goal of $35,000 by Monday, July 7. Thanks to all who scrambled to make this happen.
Jun 23, 2014
As we have said all along, even the smallest donation helps reach our goal of getting Michael's lung transplant.
Today we received a crumpled envelope with three single dollar bills in it. The...
Jun 17, 2014
Whoa! What just happened? Michael's fund just jumped by $5000! That is incredible! It is a huge relief to see the amount move closer to the goal and to know that he will, have the money he needs...
Jun 01, 2014
Amazing! We hit $20,000 of our goal! How inspiring! Thank you to all of the kind and generous people who have been here for Michael, supporting him in every way! Love and kisses to all!!!
May 22, 2014
WINE TASTING!!!! Don't forget the exciting Wine tasting event coming up on May 28. Here is a rare opportunity to try some rare and high end wines....donated by Sommelier Andy Schneider from Canyon...
Apr 30, 2014
JUST A WEEK UNTIL MICHAEL'S BENEFIT! I KNOW WE CAN'T WAIT! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Only $10 for food, wonderful entertainment and perhaps the most varied silent/live auction ever in the Black...
Apr 15, 2014
Click the link to learn more about Michael's medical condition and how you can help him get his "2nd chance at life. http://youtu.be/1G1TlpgeaxQ
Apr 14, 2014
Incredible. We are at $3500!! What a wonderful start to getting Michael on his way to good health!! Hugs to all of you! And I hope to see you at his event on May 8.
Mar 18, 2014
Thanks to everyone for the love and caring you are showing Michael . We love and appreciate you so much.
Mar 15, 2014
$25 to reach $2000. I am tempted to go donate that amount to get us to that milestone! :-)
Mar 14, 2014
It is exciting and a huge relief to see this fund growing steadily every day. We are grateful for every single dollar. Everything gets us a step, closer to making this dream come true for Michael!...
Mar 04, 2014
WooHoo!!! We are almost at $2000!!!!! I can almost feel it!!! Thank you all of your generous people out there sharing your love with Michael. It warms our heart.
Feb 24, 2014
Just incredible! Jumped up over the $1000 mark today. Don't know what to say except thank you, thank you, thank you! Good things are happening!
Feb 23, 2014
$750 in just a couple weeks. So cool! Your kindness and generosity leaves us humbled and in awe!
Feb 18, 2014
We are up to $400! Awesome. Moving forward! Thank you to everyone who has donated, offered to help or even shared a link to the fundraiser. We love and appreciate you all!