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Michael Hamm's Medical Fund

$38,107 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 420 people in 11 months
Created November 5, 2017
My name is Terra Sheard, sister to Michael Hamm, who is a performing musician and guitar/bass instructor for children and adults in Lawrence, Kansas.

On November 4th, 2017, Michael suffered from a brain aneurysm and collapsed in his home. He was transported to St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he has undergone emergency surgery and a procedure to repair the damage caused. Michael will eventually have to undergo another surgery in the future.

Michael has been an instructor and active performing musician for over 20 years. He is also a coach for a summer music camp aimed at giving kids the unique experience of performing in a band and creating music with others.

Unfortunately, being self-employed, he is without insurance at this time. So, I am asking for donations to take the burden of medical expenses off of his shoulders while he is recovering.

Michael will be in ICU for two and a half to three weeks, so we are asking for immediate donations so we can begin to resolve these expenses.

Any amount will help and be greatly appreciated. God bless.
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Hello friends, family, and donors! My name is Sierra Sheard. I am both the organizer of this GoFundMe, and the niece of Michael Hamm. I am here to update you all on the status of both Michael and the funds.

Michael was discharged from St. Luke's Hospital on Thursday, November 30th after almost 30 days in the Intensive Care Unit. He is now back home in Lawrence and is in recovery.

Michael's girlfriend, Paula Richardson, has been listed as the beneficiary of all funds raised. The funds will be withdrawn and delivered to Paula's account this week. From there, they will be used for Michael's living and medical expenses while he is recovering.

Last, but certainly not least, we want to say thank you. My uncle, Paula, and I can't even begin to express how floored we are by the outpouring of love, support, and donations that all of you have given to us. We deeply value each and every one of you, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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If you'd like to send Michael a card or flowers, etc.(no live plants with dirt are allowed), you can send them to the St. Luke's Hospital, NSICU 11.
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We've created a CaringBridge website where we will post updates on Michael's progress. You can copy and paste the link below:

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/michaelhamm
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$38,107 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 420 people in 11 months
Created November 5, 2017
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