James Brown "HOPE" fund

 
Raised: $4,734.00
Goal: $4,000.00
 
 
 

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Letty Alvarez

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Dear family, friends and Next Great Baker fans, As many of you found out on episode 2 of the “Next Great Baker” on TLC. Our beloved James Brown gracefully bowed out of the competition so... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Letty Alvarez on December 3, 2012

Dear family, friends and Next Great Baker fans, As many of you found out on episode 2 of the “Next Great Baker” on TLC. Our beloved James Brown gracefully bowed out of the competition so that he can address a major health issue he is facing. 


James had gradually been losing his hearing and when he finally went to get it checked out they discovered he had a brain tumor. It is not cancerous but does require James to undergo brain surgery to have it removed. 


James owns “Brown’s Bakery” located in Kentucky. As a small business owner he wears many hats and when a small business owner is out of commission so is their shop. I am hoping to collect enough funds to help him keep “Hope” alive... James has so much on his plate just worrying about his up coming surgery, his 3 little children and the serious side effects that may arise from the surgery such as death, stoke and facial paralysis. The absolute last thing I want him to worry about is Money.


Can you please help? No amount is too small, If only every fan from the "Next Great Baker” Facebook Page would donate as little as $1.00, James would have more than enough funds to help his business get back on track when he returns to work after his recovery process.  


Let's show James Brown how awesome we think he is and how much “Americans” can do when we unite for a great cause. If you are unable to make a donation, please help spread the word and keep James and his family in your prayers.

Thank you and God Bless,
Letty Alvarez
“The Next Great Baker”
Season 3


 
 
 
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posted by Vivian Beede 14 months ago

how

posted by Kim Terry 14 months ago

just wondering hoe james is doing

posted by Kim Terry 14 months ago

sorry to bother you guys here but plz take a loot at my page i cant get it in the search setting ?? Wishing the best to the family sorry that i cant donate my page gofundme.com/1slne0

posted by Misha Tuinman 15 months ago

Sounds like James has what I had. It's called an acoustic neuroma, and it mainly affects your hearing, although it can affect your speech and eyes (not sight loss) as well. He may have slurred speech for awhile, and which ever side the tumor is on, those eye muscles may be weak. I had my surgery a little over 3 1/2 years ago. After some home physical therapy learning to balance and strengthening my facial muscials, and 8 weeks off from work, I'm well. I'm sure he has great doctors who will take good care of him and tell him what he needs to do to get himself well. As a result of this surgery, I'm deaf in my left ear, but that's a small price to pay.

posted by Donna DeMuro 15 months ago

just wondering how james is doing if he had the surgery and how he is doing now

posted by Kim Terry 15 months ago

I also had a benign brain tumor that was taking away my vision in my right eye due to the tumor compressing and growing into and around essentially strangling my right optic nerve. The vision loss is also permanent and I thank God that it wasn't cancer and I am a brain tumor survivor! I was wondering what type of tumor James had? Could it have been a meningioma? That's what I had. It was in a bad location so it had to be removed. I also am keeping he and his family in my prayers. It was very hard on me and my family, but the prayer chains going all over the World helped me stay positive. Ironically 2 years before my tumor my husband had a brain aneurysm. I was told he would be in the hospital 2-3 months and have disabilities "if" he made it. Again through prayer and keeping a positive outlook, my husband walked out of the hospital in 12 days after 2 surgeries. One to clamp the bleed and a 2nd for a shunt to drain the excess fluid. We are miracles and with all the prayers, James, you will be too! Thanks Letty for setting this site up. When I recover from Christmas I will try and make a donation. God Bless all of you who have prayed and donated for James!

posted by Tammy Braswell 15 months ago

I just watched your last episode on "Next Great Baker." My husband, daughter, and I were moved to tears at your farewell. What you are going through is incredible. We wish you the best of luck, the best doctors, and all our love and prayers. My daughter wants to work for Buddy when she grows up... I'm thinking she would LOVE to work for you. Keep at it and she'll be practicing!!!

posted by Brandy Keippala 15 months ago

I broke In Tears when James Brown left next great baker.and the showed him again in next great baker My heart goes out to him.I talked with Jesus and told him to please look after James Brown he is a great person.and he is loved by many strangers like myself.God Help me in my times of trouble when Hurricane Irene hit up-state NY and he told me to be patient that everything is going be ok so Jesus will do the same for James brown.I will pray for you James Brown.Be Strong and you will pull though this ilnesse.

posted by Alvin Alvarez 15 months ago

I broke down into tears when I saw this episode and found out about James. I only wish that I could go tell him myself about my past experience, and that God is with him. God saved me from a Brain tumor years ago, and He could absolutely do the same for James! Thank you for doing this. Letty. Mainly for James, but also for giving me a chance to give back. God bless you James; you are in my prayers!

posted by Tiffany Scarlett 15 months ago

This is a wonderful thing your doing for James Letty!!!!! You are in my families thoughts and prayers James! -CP

posted by Carissa Pearsall 16 months ago

This is a legitimate page. 100% of all funds collected will go to James Brown to help maintain his business open while he is out of commission and having recovering from surgery. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, remember no amount is too small.

posted by Letty Alvarez 16 months ago

This is a legitimate page, 0 of all funds collected will go to James Brown to help maintain his business open while he is out of commission and having recovering from surgery. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, remember no amount is too small.

posted by Letty Alvarez 16 months ago

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Recent Donations (129)

$4,734 raised by 129 people in 16 months.

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Anonymous

13 months ago

 

$50.00

Mary Nunn

14 months ago

 
 

Blessings to James and his family. I pray for God's very talented to be on his case. It is never easy to have to deal with a situation like this, but an added burden is placed on the family when it is the "head of the family". Know that all are in my prayers.

 

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rich wong

14 months ago

 
 

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Rachel, Next Great Baker Fan

14 months ago

 
 

I love Next Great Baker and I wish you a speedy recovery. God Bless, James, and shame the devil!

 

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JANET SCHER

14 months ago

 
 

JAMES SHOWED ALOT OF COURAGE TO LEAVE THE SHOW, AND WE HOPE THAT HE IS FEELING BETTER. GOD BLESS YOU!

 

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Anna McDaniel

15 months ago

 
 

Hi James, Just watched the episode where you announced you were sick and would have to leave, ( I had them taped till had time to get caught up!) I guess by now you have had your surgery and are recovering. I hope you are back in your shop soon doing what you love to support your family, until then I hope this site has raised enough to keep you home till you are fully healed . You are in our prayers and I would love to see you back on the next season of The Next Great Baker!!! You deserve it !

 

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Emily Ray

15 months ago

 
 

We are praying for you James. In His name, The Rays

 

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Lynn Motley

15 months ago

 
 

Hope this helps out some while you are recovering and off work. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you a speedy recovery! xo

 

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Jen and Celina Kent

15 months ago

 
 

James, My partner Jen and I finally got around to watch our recorded next gteat baker. We love Buddy and were very blessed to meet him on our visit to NJ. So we watch without fail. I have never before cried while watching this show but I was moved by your episode. My partner had metastatic breast cancer to the right frontal lobe of her brain November of 2011 and your story hit home. By now you had your surgery I pray it went well and if you are a fighter like Jen which I am sure you are you are probably on your way home in the next few days. I pray for your speedy recovery and hope your side effects are minimal. Get better soon and from our hearts to yours God Bless. The Kents

 

$10.00

Anonymous

15 months ago

 

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