Posted on January 20, 2018
Posted on January 20, 2018Many of you will read about Mike’s latest medical update...but the short version is he does indeed need a bone marrow transplant ASAP. Things turned quickly recently for him and he’s about to head to NCI for the procedure. He was lucky (and smart) enough to get insurance last fall, but I want to bring up again the YouCaring site we set up for him last year. You all have done a great job donating and building up a nice amount, but he’ll likely need more of our help if we can give it. Anything is appreciated and thank you all again. He’s going to be as good as new before we know it!
Posted on September 29, 2017
Posted on September 29, 2017Hi all,
We think this this is good news from Mike!?! Thank you all for your support so far and we'll update again if and when things change.
Hey gang.... I got to see my doctor this week for the first time since returning from Bethesda. Turns out that he is as baffled by, and skeptical about, many of the same things I am, but we're both guardedly optimistic and it appears that I have time to play and record music and to (hopefully) wait for my health insurance to kick in before any significant intervention is needed.
First and foremost, I plan to be in Key West for MOTM to play with the guys at Captain Tony's and the San Carlos Theater.
Once again, I want express my gratitude to everyone who stepped up to help with my medical expenses throughout this ordeal. While I have racked up some significant charges, thanks to all of you, I'm going to be OK. I will never be able to repay you all but I do intend to start trying.
I have one additional favor to ask of you lovely people. Anyone who has a fundraising project in the works for the future, I would consider it a personal favor if you would find another worthy cause to donate to. With so many people hurting from hurricane damage, etc., there are lots of people who need help right now a lot more than I do.
Again, I can't thank you enough for all the love and support. See you soon. I love you all.
Posted on September 10, 2017
Posted on September 10, 2017Hello friends...
While I wait out Irma news from all of Florida and specifically one of my favorite places in the world to go visit, Key West, I thought it would be a good time for an update. Mike is headed to Bethesda, Maryland today for a week of testing at NIH that hopefully will be his last hurdle to clear prior to being admitted in the clinical trial there for a bone marrow transplant. We are all optimistic that the light we see at the end of this tunnel is a positive beacon for a long-term recovery for Mike. Your donations to date from all the wonderful events, fundraisers, tip jars, cash stuffed in my pocket, etc. total over $61,000. Keep it coming so Mike can get the care he needs and deserves once he's hopefully admitted at NIH! I'll update more as I hear from him...but for now, please keep him, all of our friends in Key West and all of Florida in your thoughts. Here's to you, Chris and Trish Hambrook!