Hi everyone, we need your help! Our good friend John Paul Shellnut (aka JP) suffered a stroke on August 29th and he has been in a Houston hospital ever since. Although he recently has been able to lift his left leg 6 inches, most of his left side is paralyzed (temporarily we pray). However, JP still has his positive outlook and infectious charm. Any amount you can contribute will help offset some of the expenses and lost income and help toward his medical costs and recovery until he can work again. $1, $10, $100, $1,000, $10,000…every bit will help! So please consider donating today so we can get JP back in action. You can learn more about JP in the “About JP” section below and THANK YOU in advance for your generous support!
As many of us know, life comes at hard and fast! So, in spite of JP’s relationships and past successes he was unprepared to handle the huge financial burden he now faces. Given the global pandemic and the fact business in LA has ground to a halt, JP has been out of work for the last six months and now won’t be able to work for the next 12-24 months! Plus, insurance will only pay a portion (or none) of his future medical expenses (i.e., housing, assisted living/24-hour care, rehab, physical therapy, co-pays, deductibles, etc.).
Some of JP’s friends are not only helping him financially but also are adding the following enticements for all of you ZZ Top fans, WWE Fans and fans of fine tequila.
Billy Gibbons has agreed to give a personalized autographed photograph to the first 50 donors who donate $100 or more. To the 10 largest ZZ Top fan donors who contribute by 10/31/20, Billy will give you a personalized autographed Billy F. Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead book.
WWE afficionado, executive director of SmackDown and Raw and Something To Wrestle podcaster Bruce Prichard has agreed to give personalized autographed photographs to the fist 100 donors who donate $100 or more, and the first 50 people to donate $500 or more will receive a phone call and get to chat with Bruce himself.
Stewart Skloss, CEO of Pura Vida Tequila and Frontier Spirits will donate a tequila tasting event for you and 19 of your friends at your home for a donation of $1000 or more. Note the tequila and a 1 hour tasting session by Stewart himself is provided, food and other beverages are not. Event is subject to mutually agreeable dates and location (i.e. Texas is easy, the rest of the country is more difficult but best efforts will be made to accommodate your request).
Super Important Note- If you wish to participate in any of the above swag, please designate which item you prefer (i.e., Gibbons book, Prichard call, etc.). Look for “Finished sharing? Continue” at the bottom of the page after you donate and click on the Continue hotlink. In the “I donated because…” section DESIGNATE WHICH ITEM YOU PREFER, then click “Post Comment.”
ABOUT JP- JP is a near and dear friend to many people across the country. Originally from Americus, Georgia, his southern charm, energy and outgoing personality made him fast friends with a diverse set of amazing people...from rock stars, movie stars, businessmen and women, WWE superstars, janitors, bellmen and everyone in between! In short, “everyone” knows JP and many consider him to be THEIR best friend! JP was a wide receiver in college and made his way to Texas after leaving college. Starting out his career in the automotive industry, he quickly began using his golden Rolodex and charm to create his own lucrative niche of helping new car dealers trade and balance their inventories. His ability to connect with people as well as connect people together eventually lead him to Hollywood where he has acted and helped put various business deals together...all while having a great time and making friends along the way!
Important Note- If you wish to participate in any of the above swag, please designate which item you prefer, as stated above. Only one item per donation…in other words, a $100 donation will allow you to choose between the Gibbons or Prichard personalized autographed photo but not both. Likewise, a $1000 donation will allow you to choose either the Gibbons book (if it’s one of the 10 largest donations in October OR the tequila tasting, but not both).
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