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Hello and Thank You for Helping HOPE Live!
We have a Brand New Landing page thanks to The Andrews Group. www.Live2Give.LIFE

My name is James Michael . I celebrated Birthday # 55 on 09/04/2022

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July 25, 2022

Hello and Thank You for Helping HOPE Live!

My name is James. I will celebrate Birthday # 55 on 09/04/2022

Stay Tuned and mark your calendar for 3 Special Events.

09/02/2022 Dallas Observer Top 100 venues Six Springs Live Music Showcase Richardson, TX

09/03/2022 at The Pour Shack in Keller, Texas as I reunite with my schoolmates for a 'CHAZARETTA" reunion.

We were wildly popular and the last event hosted at this venue broke The attendance record.

Stay Tuned for details at The Pour Shack-

Then HELP HOPE LIVE 5- PM cst on Sunday 09/04/2022 at The Six Springs Live worth Texas Clearwater Revival & The DB XPress located in Richardson, TX . All Ages Event and Details to come.

I am a blessed kidney transplant recipient soon to be living 7 years “Dialysis Free” in North Texas.

I Spent 1/4th of my adult life (13 years) requiring kidney dialysis to remain alive until my Living kidney donor matched in 2014 and our surgery was scheduled.

Though it was a long and very difficult road, I know God has blessed me in so many ways.

On December 9, 2015, my living donor Laura Workman did the most selfless act one can do for another, when she donated one of her 2 healthy functioning kidneys to SAVE MY LIFE.

My health IS remarkably good since the surgery.

It feels like a miracle to wake up and sense your body is becoming stronger, your system cleaned of toxins and waste, and dialysis is no longer needed.

I was doubly blessed on December 28th when my fiancée

Kristen McLester accepted my proposal of marriage.

After performing my concert and surrounded by our loving families, I bent on one knee and asked Kristen to be my bride.

In the lyrics to the "hit" song "Oh what a night"!

Kirsten's decision changed my destiny eternally.

Our lives have changed dramatically since we met on September 2, 2016.

We remained single for a decade on our own, facing life’s struggles without a spouse to lean on, shoulder to cry on, hand to hold and soul mate to talk to.

Kristen said "Yes” and we were married Crossroads Tabernacle April 22nd, 2017

Amidst the joy of our Newfound marriage, the reality of being responsible for enormous medical debt that has accumulated over the years for my medical care is a current challenge.

Even with Medicare A,B, & D coverage, there are co-pays and deductibles, follow-up doctor visits and lab fees.

It is a financial challenge too great to overcome without the continued support of others.

This brings me to the purpose of this letter.

To help alleviate this financial burden, a fundraising campaign in the South Central Texas Help Hope Live kidney fund (Campaign 4543) has been established in my honor.

Help Hope Live, are a high-ranking nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 38 years. Help Hope Live rank as a Top medical nonprofit organization with a perfect score of "4 Stars" according to Charity Navigator.

Help Hope Live have assisted thousands of Families like ours across North America and Canada. As of 2021, Help Hope Live have worked with Their Grassroots Community of Patients and Resources to Raise 160 Million Dollars in Resources.

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law, are held by Help Hope Live in the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund, and are administered by Help Hope Live for transplant-related expenses only.

If you are able and would like to help, please consider contributing.

As of May 2, 2022

Medicare is only assisting with 80% of transplant related expenses for post kidney transplant medications and follow ups. Our last fundraising effort was 09/04/2021 at The New Granbury Live Theater and due to unforeseen circumstances our event experienced challenges and our efforts fell short of our goal to catch up on 18 months of medical receipts.

My Medigap Insurance plan with Manhattan Life terminated due to non payment in December of 2017, when my quarterly premium from increased from $1371.00 to $2148.00

My prescription for CellCept 90 day supply increased to $2371.00 (we do receive a little assistance and must check with Texas Kidney Healthcare to see if we are still eligible for assistance.

Please know your support is still crucial to my continued good health. Thank you so much for your gifts and prayers.

We believe the Lord will provide an answer.

Please click the yellow button "DONATE NOW" to make your tax-deductible contribution to our campaign. Your generous donation will be released to me hopefully in time to obtain a new policy.

We are Fortunate to announce our campaign has a Brand New Fender Tobacco Sunburst Guitar with a Soft Gig Bag signed by Jimmie Vaughn. Jimmie is a Buddy Magazine TX Tornado, Member of the Multi Platinum recording Artist "The Fabulous Thunderbirds", The Brother of the Legendary Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn, & was The Support Guitarist on the recent Eric Clapton Tour.

On November 8th, 20201 at The Texas Trust CU Theater, Hit Makers and Multi Platinum World Touring Artists "REO SPEEDWAGON" signed a Brand New Kramer USA Guitar for our campaign. They also included a Custom Gig Bag from Murphy's Music Center in Irving, TX

We also received an Autographed Guitar from The Willits family by Fabulous Thunderbirds Guitarist and Texas Hall of Fame Musician, Jimmie Vaughn. Jimmie is Texas Guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughn's brother.

Finally, Nits Strauss Guitarist of Alice Cooper who signed an Autographed Guitar donated by Bryan Erickson.

Mark your Calendars for our Special Event "The BEAT GOES ON IN 22'" at The Revel Patio grill in Frisco, TX SUNDAY FUNDAY MAY 22, 29022 Event info here- Eventbrite Ticketing- www.eventbrite.com

ANCTV will broadcast our Special Event Streaming Live and we HOPE to have an online donation link for those of you who want to support our campaign and view the Broadcast 6Pm-10:30 PM CST Sunday May 22, 2022.

Please consider your best tax deductible contribution in honor of

James Michael McLester and The South Central TX Kidney Fund.

God Bless You,

James Michael & Kristen McLester

jamesmichael9@gmail.com

April 27, 2022

The BEAT GOES ON IN 22 Help Hope Live.

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May 23, 2022

So happy I can contribute in such a small way to a great cause!! Thank you James for bringing this campaign to light.

Wendy Moore

April 21, 2022

Blessings to all.

Greg Andrews

April 30, 2021

Love Love Love you babe. I’m so blessed that you are mine♥️

Kristen McLester