RACING ARTIST SAM BASS NEEDS KIDNEY

$27,494 of $350,000 goal

Raised by 222 people in 17 months
Caron Myers
on behalf of Gwen Howard
 LEXINGTON, NC

19610136_1492022785.7687_funddescriptionOur longtime friend Sam Bass needs a kidney and a pancreas immediately. Sam, who has had diabetes all his life, is now on dialysis awaiting a kidney and pancreas transplant.
The bills for the years of kidney failure have been overwhelming.
Sam, who relocated his gallery, is now in the process of selling many works just to take care of these medical needs.
Those of us in the stock car community have enjoyed Sam's amazing artistic talent over the decades.
Now it's time for us, the racing family, to give back - to pay it forward - to help a friend, a brother live out a longer life to draw and paint the racing talent of the future.
Please help all you can.
So as to not negativity impact Sam's financial situation (bankruptcy/taxes), we've choosen the Motor Racing Outreach Benevolence Fund to handle all donations coming into this account. This way MRO can pay Sam's bills - medical bills, power bills, etc.  Gwen J. Howard is the person at MRO in charge of distribution of those funds to Sam. Be assured, ALL donations coming here will go toward Sam's mounting medical bills.
Also, if you're interested in purchasing art from Sam,  contact Sambass.com
Thanks,
Caron Myers
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A message from Sam:
I may have lost all of my original artwork, guitars, & sheet metal over the past week- but one thing is clear: I have NOT lost my friends!
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A personal message from Sam:
My deepest thanks to all in NASCAR for your prayers & support during a most difficult time for me. It gives me great hope & I appreciate it!
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Our longtime friend Sam Bass needs a kidney and a pancreas immediately. Sam, who has had diabetes all his life, is now on dialysis awaiting a kidney and pancreas transplant.
The bills for the years of kidney failure have been overwhelming.
Sam, who relocated his gallery, is now in the process of selling many works just to take care of these
Those of us in the stock car community have enjoyed Sam's amazing artistic talent over the decades.
Now it's time for us, the racing family, to give back - to pay it forward - to help a friend, a brother live out a longer life to draw and paint the racing talent of the future.
Please help all you can.
So as to not negativity impact Sam's financial situation (bankruptcy/taxes), we've choosen the Motor Racing Outreach Benevolence Fund to handle all donations coming into this account. This way MRO can pay Sam's bills - medical bills, power bills, etc. Gwen J. Howard is the person at MRO in charge of distribution of those funds to Sam. Be assured, ALL donations coming here will go toward Sam's mounting medical bills.
Also, if you're interested in purchasing art from Sam, contact Sambass.com
Thanks,
Caron Myers
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Hey folks. I just spoke with Sam. Here's a quick update from him.
"... I'm already so overwhelmed w/ meetings with Drs, insurance people, and testing I could scream. I'm working around the clock to save my business. Tuesday I had a low blood sugar attack which required a nice ambulance ride to the ER and 12 hrs in an ICU unit... just what I needed! (However) I was back to work yesterday though, and hard at it today! Thanks again! For people wanting to orde (any of my artwork) they can visit www.sambass.com"
Again, thanks to everyone who has donated to help Sam and Denise. To those who can give, any thing will help. If you want to give to this account or to MOTOR RACING OUTREACH to the special benevolence fund we have set up there, either way it all goes to helping Sam with the mounting bills associated with his dire medical condition. Continue to pray for a kidney/pancreas donor match for him. That will be his miracle! #savingSam

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Daniel Baker
17 months ago
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How can I be a doner of a Kindney should I be a match for Mr. Bass?

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Lesley Guillot
17 months ago
3
3

come on people ~ everyone can afford $10 or $20!!!!

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Sue Disch
17 months ago
2
2

If I match I would donate!

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Ruth Cook Kelly
17 months ago
2
2

Sam, if I matched, I would donate a kidney.

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Ralph Acocella Jr
17 months ago
2
2

Daniel to be a donor it starts with blood test and go from there my step sister got a kidney from her dad , her daughter got a donor one right when she started dialysis But that kidney failed so Madison got one from her dad also.

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Barbara Moler
16 months ago

Sam you will always be in our hearts and prayers. Wish we could do more to help you! If there is anything we can do to help in other ways please let us know. Best wishes and regards, Gary, Barb and John Moler

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Todd Gill
17 months ago

Next week I'm gonna see if I'm a match. Me or Dave will let you know. Hang in there my friend

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Michell Lowrance
17 months ago

Daniel Baker my husband is in the same boat with needing a kidney/ pancreas transplant. We just started the process but for a dual it usually has to come from a cadavar because they will want to do both at the same time. While I can't donate to this cause because we are going through the same struggle I pray he gets a transplant soon and doesn't have a failure.

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Peggy Laurine
17 months ago

I would be interested in his artwork. I would love to own a piece of his work.

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$100
Steve McIntosh
1 month ago

We all are praying for you everyday my friend..I'm praying God speeds up the match for you! Mac

EC
$100
Eric Castleberry
3 months ago

GOD Bless My friend.

$50
Anonymous
5 months ago
AA
$30
Anonymous Anonymous
9 months ago

I have purchased a few of your works, and met you once, at King of Prussia PA, at a car show. A very kind gentleman; I'm sorry to hear of your situation, and wish you the best.

CC
$20
Connie Colvin
12 months ago

Love your work. Wish I could give more but my husband is just getting thru cancer treatments. Good luck and God bless.

SC
$1,000
Sunny & Lina Cameron
15 months ago

Sam, It has been far too long, brother. Lina and I were deeply saddened to hear about your medical condition and the impact that it has had on you and your family. We wish you a speedy and full recovery.

BM
$25
Barbara Moldovon
15 months ago

Sam, Donald &I have been to your shops a few times. You have been so kind to us. We love you & are praying for your recovery. God Bless.

$33
Ellen Richardson
15 months ago

Continuing to pray for you Sam!

$500
Anonymous
16 months ago
MY
$100
Matthew Yavorcik
16 months ago

Thoughts & Prayers...

Daniel Baker
17 months ago
4
4

How can I be a doner of a Kindney should I be a match for Mr. Bass?

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Lesley Guillot
17 months ago
3
3

come on people ~ everyone can afford $10 or $20!!!!

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Sue Disch
17 months ago
2
2

If I match I would donate!

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Ruth Cook Kelly
17 months ago
2
2

Sam, if I matched, I would donate a kidney.

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Ralph Acocella Jr
17 months ago
2
2

Daniel to be a donor it starts with blood test and go from there my step sister got a kidney from her dad , her daughter got a donor one right when she started dialysis But that kidney failed so Madison got one from her dad also.

+ Read More
Barbara Moler
16 months ago

Sam you will always be in our hearts and prayers. Wish we could do more to help you! If there is anything we can do to help in other ways please let us know. Best wishes and regards, Gary, Barb and John Moler

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Todd Gill
17 months ago

Next week I'm gonna see if I'm a match. Me or Dave will let you know. Hang in there my friend

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Michell Lowrance
17 months ago

Daniel Baker my husband is in the same boat with needing a kidney/ pancreas transplant. We just started the process but for a dual it usually has to come from a cadavar because they will want to do both at the same time. While I can't donate to this cause because we are going through the same struggle I pray he gets a transplant soon and doesn't have a failure.

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Peggy Laurine
17 months ago

I would be interested in his artwork. I would love to own a piece of his work.

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