Help Phil Kaufman: Road Mangler

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Raised by 286 people in 34 months

Mangling the Mangler: Help Phil Kaufman

 

Phil Kaufman is a delight.

He's brought us music, road managing Emmylou Harris, Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, Nanci Griffith, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Etta James, and many more, assuring they made it to the gig on time to sing for us, and meriting a lifelong monicker, "Road Mangler Deluxe."

He gave us rock 'n' roll's greatest body-snatching and DIY cremation story, when he fulfilled the mighty promise he made to Gram Parsons.

He's made us laugh, with road stories and vaudeville routines and even tattoos: This is a guy who will pay someone to stick him with needles, all for a joke. His favorite gag tattoo was of a chicken in a noose, hanging upside down, just below his knee.

Alas, the cock that hung below Phil's knee is gone now, a victim of road rash. "Road rash" is a cute little name for what happens when skin meets asphalt. Skin loses.

Here's the deal: Phil Kaufman, age 80, was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in July, 2015, on I-24, north of Nashville. He nearly died. The helmet saved his life, but it didn't keep his back from breaking, his right ankle from fracturing, or his ribs from cracking. His chicken tattoo is gone, and he's not feeling so good himself.

Phil can't work, he requires food and care, he's 80-years-old, and he needs our help. He's a good person, and now is the time for good people to rally around him, to let him know that we care about him, and to send him some dough.

This GoFundMe site makes it easy for us to do all that, while Phil recovers.

Please view and share Phil's video and this link.
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Peter Cooper
34 months ago
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Phil needs us, and we need him.

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Monét Beard
34 months ago
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Wishing you a full recovery Phil! I know how hard this is, been there, but you will get through this! ;)

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Robin Aiello
31 months ago

Can't wait to see you again at Brown's, soon, Phil!

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Jeff Drozd
32 months ago

Thanks for giving your story to YVHS students, you are a legend around here.....

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$25,586 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 286 people in 34 months
Created August 19, 2015
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$5
Alan Tangento
11 months ago

"Music is the Best"

TJ
$50
Tom Jernigan
31 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$25
Dana Koch
31 months ago

Get well

NH
$15
Nancy Hartmann
31 months ago

Hope this helps!!!

$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
$25
SHELLY SOLLE
31 months ago

Get well soon!

$10
McCartney Giannoni
31 months ago

Hey Phil, don't know ya.. can give you a few $'s You'll be riding soon again :) God Bless

Peter Cooper
34 months ago
4
4

Phil needs us, and we need him.

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Monét Beard
34 months ago
1
1

Wishing you a full recovery Phil! I know how hard this is, been there, but you will get through this! ;)

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Robin Aiello
31 months ago

Can't wait to see you again at Brown's, soon, Phil!

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Jeff Drozd
32 months ago

Thanks for giving your story to YVHS students, you are a legend around here.....

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