Helping Big Shu

On 2/19/18, this husband, loving father, grandad to Max, brother, son,  talented musician and friend to many had a hemorrhagic stroke, AKA brain bleed. He was placed on a ventilator in ICU for several days, as the bleed got worse. The doctors explained that it would get worse before getting better. He is now off the "vent", awake and talking. The stroke affected the left side of his body. Right now, he can not walk and needs assistance with routine daily activities.
He will be going to another hospital for daily physical therapy for several weeks and most likely continuing therapy after that. Although he has insurance, there are deductibles, copays, unforeseen medical bills, loss of income and meeting the needs to take care of his family.
It is hard to set a realistic goal for this situation, as it is way too early to know what damage is permanent or not and how long it will be before he is recovered.  His determination to be able to care for himself, walk and play guitar is so strong!! He is ready to get better and willing to put forth the hard work ahead! 
So, I am asking for all of his friends, family and acquaintances, if you could donate to this great cause! No donation is too small and every donation will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance,



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  • Sheila Espey 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Hap Palmer 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
  • Paige Mimms 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Joanna Rayner 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Candice Myatt  
    • $10 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Holly Hudnall Whitehead 
Gulf Shores, AL
Tracey Shumate 
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