Pete George Prosthetic Leg Fund

For: Ira Eli George
Blue Ridge, GA
Organizer: David Rode
Pete George Prosthetic Leg Fund (Ira Eli George)
$2,325
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 24 donors
46% Complete

The Story

Friday night, July, 21 Topper lead vocalist, Pete George was walking home from a nearby friend's house. When he was walking across the highway, he was struck by a car, airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN and lost his right leg. Absolutely no other injuries and it's a miracle he's alive! Pete has displayed an amazing attitude and inspirational spirit. He's had surgeries to prepare for the healing time necessary for the fitting of a prosthetic leg. He set a goal to be back onstage by the middle of August on his second day in the hospital! These have been trying times for Pete, his family and the band, but again, he has amazed everyone, including the doctors & nurses at Erlanger Hospital, which is one of the premier
trauma centers in the world.
We have kept this tragedy private until we knew the ultimate outcome of his injury, notified all family members, close friends, Topper's fan base, network of live venues, agents and talent buyers.
We have contacted the long list of Pete's family members, Topper's inner circle, fans, dear friends, brothers and sisters and have updated everyone.
The outpouring of prayers, love and concern for Pete has been incredible and is getting us though all of this.
There must be more in store in the future for this supremely gifted singer and songwriter who has been a franchise member of Topper, one of America’s premier touring bands, for 31 years this Summer!
Pete is a true survivor but has no insurance to pay the huge hospital bills incurred and most of all, the phenomenal cost of a prosthetic leg. His leg was amputated two inches above the knee joint and will require a sophisticated prosthetic that would allow him to walk and resume physical work activities.
His family, friends, fans and band members appreciate the outpouring of prayers, love, friendship and concern. Pete was released from the hospital on Friday, August 4, unbelievably, just two weeks after the accident.
Pete spent a few days with family members in his home town, Decatur, AL and returned to the stage with Topper on Friday, August 11.
Since then he's been inspiring audiences all over the country with his amazing voice, spirit and positive attitude and moving forward during a very intense period of Topper's performing schedule. We are appealing to everyone for donations to get Pete “up and running” again!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 5, 2017

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Posted on December 5, 2017

https://youtu.be/vrU8T7mZEjk

Susan Semmes and her amazing staff at Peachstate Prosthetics in Blue Ridge, GA has recommended a prosthetic leg for Pete after researching and working with Pete over the past month! Follow the link at the top to see Susan and Pete in action. Pete should be ready for the fitting of his prosthetic, early next year! We have a long way to go with our YouCaring Fundraiser goal and are still appealing to everyone for donations to cover Pete’s exorbitant medical bill and of course, the prosthetic leg, itself. We are so very grateful to all who have donated, so far! Let’s help Pete George get “back on his feet” again!


Posted on November 21, 2017

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Posted on November 21, 2017

Topper-Voices Of Rock has released the digital single, “Time Is On My Side”. The song, with it’s message of hope and determination is available worldwide on all digital streaming and download music sites. All download proceeds will go to The Pete George Prosthetic Leg Fund. Please donate to this YouCaring online fundraiser, as we have incurred huge medical bills, as well as the cost of his prosthetic leg. Pete has been fitted for his prosthetic leg and will be working with Peach State Prosthetics in Blue Ridge, GA Their wonderful staff are amazed by Pete’s healing progress, spirit and attitude! He will find out the type of prosthetic leg, adaption time, cost, etc during his next appointment at Peach State on November 30. This has lifted Pete‘s spirits and he has been singing with even more power and conviction at Topper’s performances! The iTunes download link to “Time Is On My Side” is: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1313306153?ls=1&app=itunes




Posted on November 14, 2017

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Posted on November 14, 2017

Topper has released the digital single, “Time Is On My Side”, in conjuction with our Pete George Prosthetic Leg Fundraiser. The song, with its message of hope and positive outcome will be available on all worldwide digital streaming and download services during the next couple of weeks. Pete‘s healing progress is going great & he should be ready for the  for his prosthetic leg in early 2018. Please help, as we still have a long way to go!

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