Mike and Amy need help.
If you hung out in the Philly/So. Jersey nightclub scene in the last 2 decades, then you probably know Mike. He's a veritable legend around these parts! "Big Mike" as he's affectionately known, a New Jersey native and former Philadelphia Eagle, is a well-known, respected, and beloved head-of-security in the nightlife scene since the late 80's. Likewise Amy, a perrenial bartender and manager in some of the most popular nightspots. Mike kept you safe and Amy kept the fun going! They're a great team. I've known both of them for over 20 years, even before they started dating...Mike was my boss, mentor, and friend when I started my career as a bouncer, and the 3 of us worked at the same nightclub back in the 90's.
A few years back, Mike & Amy moved to Florida where they both worked at a local nightclub. One night, when Mike was out front intervening in a situation where a young lady was being assaulted by a man, in the ensuing panic & confusion, Mike was run over by a fleeing SUV. This has left Mike with serious back & spine injuries. He needs assisstance just to do normal, everyday tasks. He has desperately needed several operations which he simply has'nt been able to get. Mike's full time care fell upon Amy. No longer able to work and running out of money, they ended up losing their home in Florida and were forced to move back to New Jersey into his parent's home.
And now, compounding their woes, Amy was recently dealt a devestating blow: she was diagnosed with stage 3, inoperable cancer.
Mike and Amy both need serious help, both medical and financial.
This campaign is only asking for a modest amount, something to help take a little bit of strain off them. But it'd be so amazing if we could far exceed this goal. (I will be managing this campaign for the duration and will present the funds to Mike and Amy in the near future)
All of the people who have known, loved, and been helped by Mike over the years, it's your turn to help him now. Likewise all the people who've known & loved Amy, as she served you with that big smile of hers and that effervescent personality. Even if you don't know Mike and Amy, it'd be wonderful if you just want to help out two people who could really use your help. Please, give whatever you can, every little bit helps, and I know it would mean the world to them.