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July 3 Event to Help Veteran & Nurse Who Needs Heart Transplant

Emily Progin, Content Manager / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


Robinson, TX Community Rallying for 49-Year-Old Sean David Hudson

MCGREGOR, Texas—On Monday, July 3, the community will come together for a cause at the Hearts for Hudson fundraiser at The Exchange Event Center in McGregor. Funds raised will go to the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Robinson resident Sean David Hudson, a former U.S. Army medic and 20-year registered nurse who needs a heart transplant.

Hearts for Hudson Fundraiser Details

When: Monday, July 3 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Exchange Event Center (300 S. Jefferson Ave, McGregor, TX, 76657)

What: Hearts for Hudson fundraiser includes:

  • BBQ dinner
  • Open bar
  • Live music and dancing
  • Auction with yummy items from bake-off competition
  • Cornhole tournament at 5:30 pm: $50 per team (register by July 2), $200 winning team payout
  • Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament at 7 pm: $500 buy-in, cash payout of 50% plus $500, winner take all. Specially-crafted cocktail served seat-side during the game! Register in advance or at the door.

Cost: $30 for adults. FREE for 18 and under. $250 for reserved table for 8.

$50 per team for cornhole, $25 individual. $500 for poker.

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Cause: All funds raised will benefit the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Sean Hudson, a 49-year-old former Army medic and RN who needs a heart transplant. Details below.

Sean’s Story:

In March of 2022, Sean was diagnosed with advanced heart failure. The diagnosis immediately interrupted his life—he was no longer able to work full-time, and he began the process of being evaluated for a heart transplant.

At 49 years old, Sean has a lengthy history of selfless service to the community. He was a U.S. Army combat medic for 10 years. Following his service, Sean became a Waco ICU registered nurse, saving lives and impacting hundreds of local families over his 20-year career. His RN service included assisting with the West Fertilizer Explosion, the Twin Peaks Shootings, and the COVID pandemic.

Sean lives in Robinson with wife Jennifer. He is the father of Logan (24) and Jackie (27) and stepfather to Hannah (23).

Without continued treatment and specialized care, he will not survive his cardiomyopathy diagnosis. The costs associated with specialized care, including a heart transplant, can top $1.6 million pre-insurance. Insurance never fully covers every expense. That’s why Sean and his family turned to Help Hope Live, a trusted medical fundraising nonprofit. Tax-deductible donations can be made at:

Funds raised through online donations and during the Hearts for Hudson fundraiser will go directly to the nonprofit to assist with verified medical and related expenses. Donations to Help Hope Live are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $172 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin