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Iconic songwriter, Michael P Smith needs your help

$31,605 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 421 people in 3 months
Created February 11, 2019
Michael Smith
on behalf of Michael Peter Smith
Michael Peter Smith stands out as one of the few undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Most brilliant artists like Michael are called to embrace and develop their God given talents. Thankfully Michael heeded the muse’s call and has successfully touched the hearts of thousands with his intelligent, sensitive, wry and poignant lyrics alongside beautiful melodies and masterful guitar playing.
 
Unfortunately, many talented artists like Michael who are in their later years of life, find difficulty sustaining a living wage due to diminished musical opportunities, lack of national funding for the arts, grossly insufficient remuneration for performances and inadequate social security and health benefits. If an unforeseen physical disability or illness occurs Medicare does not cover the exorbitant costs of a hospitalization or additional care that is sometimes required.

At present, Michael has become the sole provider for he and his wife Barbara. They both are dealing with various health issues and most recently an unforeseen move is creating unrelenting stress on both of these wonderful people.

They require immediate assistance with the following:
·     Paying off an enormous hospital bill
·     Upcoming moving expenses

Your support would be greatly appreciated by Michael and Barbara. In the 30+ years that I have known them, I have witnessed their support and generosity for those in need.  Please find it your heart to contribute NOW! Your contribution will greatly lessen the financial burden and by doing so, you will keep Chicago's treasured singer/songwriter Michael Peter Smith writing more magnificent songs and inspiring us for years and years to come!

Please listen to one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Michael Peter Smith's "The Dutchman." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGfz7clIDNw 

Pay to a visit to his website too:-)  https://michaelpetersmith.com
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Another exciting update! Original goal of $15,000.00 exceeded....present number $20,715.00!!!! Michael and Barbara are so very appreciative of all your generous support. THANKS EVERYBODY!
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WHOO HOO!!! Thank you ALL for your amazing contributions. In less than 12 hours, the current total is $15,440.00. Michael and Barbara send their love to all of you for this unexpected outpouring of support.
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I just spoke to Michael and Barbara with the news of tipping over $10,000! They are over the moon and back and send their love and thanks to each and everyone of you!! Whoo hoo!!! I'm not usually a day drinker but I just had to open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. Thank you all for your rapid response and generosity. Cheers and hugs, Linda
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$31,605 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 421 people in 3 months
Created February 11, 2019
Michael Smith
on behalf of Michael Peter Smith
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