We are Michael's friends and neighbors in the Poconos, PA, where until very recently, Michael lived.
We are reaching out to you, Michael's extended friends, family and colleagues in New York City and beyond. If you have worked with, known, loved or admired this man, Michael needs your financial help now.
After a courageous, years-long battle with Stage IV cancer, Michael was recently moved from St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, PA to The Actors Fund Home in Englewood, NJ. There, he will be living his last days in palliative care.
Michael's home must be sold so the proceeds can be used to finance his care. In the short term, Michael needs cash to meet his current household expenses and to prepare his property for sale. We estimate this cost at $10-$15,000.
The proceeds (less any gofundme fees) will go entirely to help Michael with these house-related costs.
We ask you to contribute what you can and keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers.
Organizer Blaise James is a close friend and neighbor of Michael Hayward-Jones, for whom proceeds are being raised. Due to Michael's hospitalization, Blaise will be receiving all proceeds into his personal bank account. Working with Michael's sister, Pat, and the executor of Michael's estate, Blaise will use the proceeds to pay housing expenses on Michael's behalf.