Amputee Musician Having Surgery

JUST INCREASED MY GOAL. THE DOCTORS TOLD ME TODAY THAT I WILL NEED TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL BED FOR 3 WEEKS AND 2 MONTHS OF AFTER CARE HOME HEALTH. I RAISED THE $ FOR THE STUDIO AND STARTED BUYING EVERYTHING BUT I'LL NEED HELP TO PAY BILLS TOO. Hello, My name is Mark Christopher Lee. My artist name is "1/2Price". I'm one of many Hip Hop artists in Southern California, but there's something different about me. I was born with a birth defect that ended up taking my legs. I learned to get around on my arms as legs for all of my life. I've been called "Well Adjusted" but honestly I'm blind to the fact that I'm different. I get around on a skateboard mostly although I use my wheelchair at times. I played High School football as a Defensive End, I've been a sposored skater, I've played in bands since I was 13 and I've had a pretty good underground hip hop music career since I moved to the Los Angeles area 13 years ago. I have played many big shows and had some music videos go viral. I have a message to give to the world, sharing my life story and my positive perspective. I've produced and recorded most all of my own music in my home studio. There was a point in time where I was battling a bone infection for 2 years. I had alot of solitude in my room and time to think. Writing and recording my music was truly my saving grace during that time period. Well, today I found out the news that the wound on my right stump which I've been trying to keep from getting bad, has now infected my bone. They will have to open it up and cut off the infected bone. I'll be in the hospital for 2 weeks but then at least 2 months of home healthcare hooked up to IV antibiotics. I'll need to take it very easy in order to heal right. I work hard in various forms of working for myself by selling clothing. I get by "Ok" month to month to take care of my family but it's been hard to get and stay ahead. Anytime I have some extra cash thinking that I can finally replace the needed things for my studio.. something always happens. I'm sure many can relate. So I haven't been able to replace the studio computer in 4 years since it went out on me. I'm in need of a drum machine and a new type of pop filter for the studio Mic to get the best sound. I have everything else for my studio to work as needed. I'm not including the price of the software programs needed for my goal, but maybe I can come across a free download if I look hard enough. I've been working hard lately and have been able to put a little bit of cash away, but since I will be down and out recovering from this surgery and bone infection, I need to be very frugal with what I have to get by these next few months and live on a tight budget. I hate to ask for a hand out and if anyone is interested in buying low priced sports jerseys or other clothing, then contact me and let's make a deal. I have been writing alot of music over the years and especially these last few months that I NEED to get recorded. I feel that God gave me a talent and a message to spread. This world could use more positivity. If you can spare anything at all to help me get back into my passion and to help me be productive through the healing process, that would be greatly appreciated. I have a long road ahead of me but I will remain strong and make the best of my time. I will find the best deal on things and use whatever is left over, if any, to help get by during this tough period. I hope to get my studio set back up and running by March 18th or so before my surgery. I WILL pay it forward when the time is right for me. If you donate.. please don't do it out of pitty. Do it from admiration and kindness. I WILL also finish writing my book at some point soon that may help others. Sad to say, that my laptop is a bit old and slow too.. but I could always write that on my studio computer. You never know, your $5, $10 or $20 could very well help put out the message that this world of chaos could need to hear right now. So there it is... I swallowed my pride and am asking for human compassion. I'm honestly very scared right now. Please spread the word. Every dollar adds up. God Bless, Mark Lee aka 1/2Price

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Mark Christopher Lee 
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Lake Elsinore, CA
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