Footloose! Footloose! Everybody cut Footloose!
Michael “A Man Called” Wrycraft is about to have both of his lower legs amputated!
Diabetes has gotten the better of him and as he likes to say, “Above the knees everything is awesome… below the knees, not so much.
As very reluctant as he is to ask… he really needs our help.
Michael is a Juno Award-winning album designer who in 27 years, has designed around 700 albums for an International who’s who of the Roots, Blues and Jazz Communities!
Michael has also graced the stages of countless Folk and Music Festivals from coast-to-coast across Canada as a funny and knowledgeable emcee.
Over the last 13 years he has curated and presented over 70 multi-artist concerts at Hugh’s Room Live in downtown Toronto, employing over 1,000 musicians in total and has produced over 250 hours of weekly web radio for BluesandRoots Radio.com. Both FROM COVER TO COVER and RADIO WRYCRAFT showcase and celebrate independent artists and singer-songwriters from the most famous to the mosr unknown
If you have ever spent any time with Michael I guarantee that a good 50% of that time was spent laughing… hard! It’s his superhero power!
This album design career is a freelance affair and as such does not come with health insurance, pensions and or sick days. You work or… no money!
The medical equipment needed after a procedure such as this one is very expensive and completely necessary to trying to live some semblance of a normal life.
TO ADD ICING TO THIS ALREADY AWFUL CAKE… ONE MONTH AGO MICHAEL’S LANDLORD INFORMED HIM THAT THE HOUSE WHERE HE CURRENTLY RENTS IS GOING UP FOR SALE IN JULY AND HE MUST SUDDENLY PACK UP AND MOVE, AND FIND A WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE PLACE TO LIVE, before or during the 5-7 weeks he is hospitalized! When it rains, it really pours.
I have set up a GoFundMe Campaign to raise the minimum $20,000 he needs.
No swag at this time for donating. Just helping a comrade when he is as down as it can get.
Any amount will help. Please SHARE, REPOST, FORWARD and SPREAD this to anyone and everyone you can think of who cares!
Michael will be at Mt. Sinai and/or TGH for the first part of this journey and then in some kind of rehab hospital after that. Michael really wants to remind you that above the knees everything is awesome and he will be set-up to work and create in the hospital so please continue to send snazzy design work his way.
Thank you, Michael’s brother, Kevin
- George Sapounidis
- Andrea Koziol
- Ross Porter
- Kim Cooke
Organizer and beneficiary
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