UPDATED:  9/20/2017   3:37PM

Dear Friends:

When this GoFundMe page was created it was to assist Roy Hamilton with getting a much needed kidney donation. Roy was diagnosed with diabetes when he was young and it has taken a major toll on his health, mainly his kidneys. Last week, after the GoFundMe page was created, Roy suffered a major medical emergency which ended up causing him to code (be without oxygen) for over 15 minutes. The doctors have ran numerous tests and have done all they can at this point, yet Roy has remained unresponsive and recovery is not likely.

Roy has been so close to death many times and has always surprised the doctors by defying their prognosis. We expected no less this time and the doctors were willing to give him time to respond. But, in spite of all the good wishes, prayers, and bedside vigils, he is currently on total life support and decisions will be made, soon.

So here comes the hard part after he passes... what to do with the money that was raised? Roy left specific instructions for how he wished to be "sent home the right way" and his family and friends are doing their best to accommodate his last requests. If there is no objections, the money from the GoFundMe account will be used for needs associated with his final memorial services. The family would like any money left over after funeral associated costs to be donated to a charity in Roy's name- most likely the American Diabetes Association of OK and have it linked to their Native American programs.  We have opened a bank account where all funds will be deposited. There will be a detailed accounting of every penny spent.

If anyone whom has donated has objections to this, please contact the organizer of this page, Lisa Long, or David Cornsilk, as soon as possible, and we will issue a refund of money that you donated.

We will update you as soon as we have information of Roy's passing and his memorial services.

Please keep Roy and his family in your thoughts and prayers over these coming days.

Thank you all for being friends to and loving Roy over his lifetime. We all loved him. He was an amazingly intelligent and loving person. A friend to all of us.

Catherine Gray
CC: Lisa Long
CC: David Cornsilk

Our Cherokee brother, ROY HAMILTON, has given so much of his life to helping people. IT'S TIME FOR US TO HELP HIM!

Roy is in critical need of a kidney transplant and we can help make this happen!  He needs $10,000 in order to be placed higher on the list of those to get a transplant...sadly, in the world we live in, money talks and they take those whom have the funds. We MUST get Roy higher on the list as soon as possible

FACE THE FACTS: He is running out of time.  Let's not wait too late to help.   WE CAN DO THIS, FRIENDS!

SOMETIMES when people see a number like $10,000 it SEEMS daunting and next to impossible. But, if we work together it's completely doable!  WE CAN DO THIS AND HERE'S HOW:

Here's the break down if people just donate the amounts they are able to; there is an amount to fit every budget! :)

1. A rich person passes through the eye of a needle and donates the whole amount, or
2. Two well heeled folks have a heart and donate $5K each, or
3. Ten good Samaritans donate $1000 each, or
4. Twenty of his friends tighten their belts and donate $500 each, or
5. 40 caring souls in need of karma points donate $250 each, or
6. 100 Cherokees who see how valuable and great a person Roy is donate $100 each, or
7. 1000 folks, some who know and love Roy and some who don't know him at all, each kick in $10 each.

You know which one of the above situations will work for you.  We APPRECIATE whatever you can give!

PLEASE, reach for your wallet and let's get this done, SOON! TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! We hope you'll pledge whatever is in your heart to HELP SAVE ROY'S LIFE!

We love Roy Hamilton and want to help him during this CRUCIAL TIME OF NEED. We KNOW you LOVE HIM, TOO and wanted to give YOU a chance to join us in this endeavor.



Loving Friends of ROY HAMILTON

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  • Sharilyn Van House 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Adam & Sawyer McCreary 
    • $20 
    • 30 mos
  • Brenda Smith Jaye 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Philip Bange 
    • $200 
    • 30 mos
  • Rev Bryan Jackson 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
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Lisa Long 
Tulsa, OK
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