Help Blue Thunder Mike, medical bills

$1,035 of $30k goal

Raised by 11 people in 28 months
Mike Bauer  SEATTLE, WA
Some of you know Mike from his years of dedication to the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline. Others may know him from seeing him around West Seattle and in the WS blog promoting the opening of his own sports bar, RedlineWS, this past January.

Blue Thunder Mike could really use your help. Mike is suffering from a debilitating illness that has attacked his nervous system, making tasks as simple as walking impossible. As Mike's dreams of opening the RedlineWS in his beloved home town of West Seattle finally came to life, so did his incapacitating illness. This has directly affected his ability to bring his vision of a much needed sports bar and restaurant to West Seattle the way he had dreamed it should have been. As bar construction was underway, Mike's ailment really began to take its toll on his everyday life. The vision’s true goals were quickly disappearing as finances were crippled by mounting bills, but he still managed to get the restaurant open for business.

Obviously Mike has not been able manage or operate the restaurant he worked so hard to open. Due to mounting bills accrued by his sickness and the inability to manage and run RedlineWS, he is now at risk of losing everything, including his home. At this time Mike's medical insurance is exhausted, medical bills are mounting and further tests to diagnose his ailment have been cancelled due to lack of funds.

What we are asking from Mike’s friends and fellow West Seattleites is to visit the bar and give Mike your support! Give the bar a chance knowing the obstacles Mike faced to open it and understand that it is still truly a work in progress. If you like the place and want to donate to Mike in his time of need he would be grateful for your generosity. You would literally be helping his dreams stay alive during this uncertain time.

All funds raised will go to fund Mike’s on going medical bills, housing, and sustained growth of this newly founded West Seattle sports bar RedlineWS.

Thank you all for your positivity and support! Here’s to a speedy recovery for Mike!


Mike's friends.

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Update 1
28 months ago

Dear supporters of Mike, thank you for taking the time to read and understand this post. Mike is a very prideful man who would rather fend for himself as he has always done so very well.

I started this site to shed light on the fact that Mike has been severely impacted by his unknown condition. Just because Mike is too proud to let anyone know or ask for help doesn't mean that we cannot be there for him and offer assistance to our friend in need.

Mike really could use your support. If all you can afford is your kind words and positive thoughts then great and thank you very much! If you chose to support Mike by visiting his restaurant for a fine lunch or dinner that would be amazing. And if you have the ability to donate in his cause you would be directly helping him get the support he needs to get well.

To Mike getting back on his feet!

-Kris Quigley
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Raised by 11 people in 28 months
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Nathan Phillips
28 months ago

Love you man! Keep your head up!

Mandie Bauer
28 months ago
Henry Andresen
28 months ago

Feel better Mikey

Avitania Bronstein
28 months ago

We attend trivia at the Redline every other week, and staff has always been really great. The Hangry Hangry Hippos trivia team wish Mike the best of luck in his recovery!

Debbie & John Schultz
28 months ago
Chuck Blevens
28 months ago

Thinking of you Mike and hoping that we can help make a difference to improve your situation. May your strength improve soon.

28 months ago
Jody Flanig
28 months ago

Class of 76 hoping that you are able to continue with your dream and feel the support of classmates and friends.. you are in my thoughts

Donna Webb
28 months ago
Coreen Haydock
28 months ago

Wishing for you better days ahead Mike...

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