Urgent Help for Peter Cunningham
$24,392 of $27,000 goal
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(this GoFundMe campaign is organized and managed by Peter Cunningham's friends and not Peter himself, but is linked to his facebook account)
To those who know Peter Cunningham as Sugarfoot, an undefeated 7-time World Champion kickboxer, you may know him as a supremely skilled technician who is one of the best to ever do it.
To those who trained with Peter, you know him as a great teacher and Sensei, who is always passing down his immense knowledge to his students, and who is always in the gym teaching anyone willing to learn, from little kids to professional fighters. To his family and friends, Peter is a unique and dear individual, who is unconditional in his loyalty, love, support and wisdom.
For everyone who has ever met Peter, it is impossible to forget his infectious smile and warm and welcoming personality. Peter is a humble and genuine person, who always leaves a positive impression on anyone he crosses paths with. Peter was a legendary fighter but is an even better human being. In addition to his fighting credentials, Peter is also a successful trainer. His current and former students include World Champion fighters in boxing, kickboxing and MMA, UFC fighters, and well-known celebrities. Most recently Peter has been training the US National kickboxing team, bringing home several gold medals in international tournaments.
Unfortunately, after many years of fighting and teaching, some of the old injuries started to take their toll. Over the last few years, first his right and then his left leg gradually became less mobile and started to cause great pain. Because of lack of proper health insurance, the injuries were not taken care of at an early stage and ended up progressing to a point where currently Peter is unable to walk without crutches and can only move a few inches at a time. His hips are causing him a lot of pain and every day his condition is getting worse.
Peter is not the one to ask others for assistance, but he urgently needs our help. He has severe hip dysplasia in both hips and needs an immediate dual hip replacement. Our initial goal was $49,000 to cover both surgeries, as well as other costs related to the procedures and rehabilitation. However we were able to find a more cost efficient alternative, so we have changed our total goal to $30,000. We changed our goal again to $27,000 once we were able to tally up all the costs for the first surgery and estimate the total for both procedures.
Please help us spread the word, and if you are able, please donate to help Peter get his hips replaced. Anything you can contribute will help tremendously and would be extremely appreciated, no amount is too small. Otherwise please share this on Facebook or Twitter, that would be very helpful as well.
Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity, and for supporting a truly great individual!
Please click on the following links for more info:
Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham Wikipedia
Video highlights of Peter's career
Team USA Kickboxing
A Message from German "The Bat" Baltazar
Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham Facebook Fan Page
A personal Thank You from Pete Sugarfoot Cunningham
Special thanks to Luis Urrego and his family, Dr. Hugo Rodriguez and his family, Jose Velasquez and his wife Sandra, Luis Bautista and his family, and everyone else who made this possible. THANK YOU!!!
The second hip replacement procedure took place this morning and went really well! Peter did great and is recovering at this moment. The Doctor suggested that the recovery should be much easier this time around. Peter should be on his feet and better than ever in no time!
We would like to take this moment to thank each and every person, we could not have done this without you! It was a true team effort and your support helped tremendously! Although we fell just a little short of our final goal, we were close enough to be able to go through with both procedures.
Post surgery photos to come soon...
Peter has arrived in Bogota on Friday. He is very much looking forward to getting the procedure completed and starting a road to recovery.
Enormous thank you to all the friends in Colombia for their kindness and hospitality. They welcomed Peter into their homes and are taking amazing care of him while he's there. And huge thanks to everyone else who made and is making this possible, including everyone who donated, as well as Dr. Hugo Rodriguez and his staff for providing Peter with world-class medical care.
After tallying up all the costs for the first procedure including the cost of the surgery, materials, rehabilitation, therapy and necessary medication, we are still about $3,000 short of being able to fully cover the 2nd surgery and the associated costs.
If you could help us by sharing this campaign again on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, it would be tremendously appreciated!
And huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we could not have done this without you!!!
All the best to the best ever Mr. Pete Sugarfoot Cunningham
Love you Pete!
Dear Peter, Having undergone and rehabilitated from two total hip replacement surgeries since 2010 I know and empathise fully regarding your current experiences. It is at times like these that true friends show their worth and value to your life. Currently I am based in Hungary. I have some excellent rehabilitation methodology regarding the use of whole body vibration training that when applied AFTER your pain has subsided post surgery will be applicable, if implemented, to a speedy and satisfactory recovery to form as an ongoing practising martial artist. Let me know if I may assist you in this manner, my martial arts brother man... Peace and Oneness One love:love One Floyd Brown
Dear Peter my Friend. I will spend next week The Money from my Seminar in USA for your hip. You Are always a Great Friend and one of the best teacher in Martial Arts I ever meet! Regards Klaus Nonnemacher
How can I donate from Germany?