The Backstage Beat has been following this story since we first heard about it, New Years Day. This is one of the most heartbreaking stories I have come across, yet so inspiring. This beautiful wife and mother has such a purpose and reason to be here. She has fought through the pain and will help others through her unwillingness to give up.
Jessie Crumpton is the daughter of Lanny West. Some of us remember Lanny from his days at American Pie and his wonderful wife, Leslie Fram, from the famed 99x “Morning X” of the 90’s.
On the evening of December 30th, 2011, Jessie was assaulted by her uncle. He threw an entire pot of scolding hot collard greens on Jessie’s body. Jessie suffered 2nd degree burns to her face and right arm and 3rd degree burns to her left arm, chest, stomach and legs.
She was rushed to UAB burn center in Birmingham. On January 4, 2012 she was taken in for surgery where she faced complications and coded (heart stopped beating). She was then rushed to ICU where she coded for a second time. As a result of all of these complications Jessie spent 2 months in ICU in critical condition. During this time her kidneys began to fail and she was put on dialysis in addition to the life supporting ventilator. Her condition continued to decline and the doctor’s were forced to amputate her right arm just below the elbow and both legs above the knees. Jessie is finally on the road to recovery but will need the assistants of prosthetics. Her medical bills alone will be close to $1.7M. Jessie, her husband (Justin) and three small children need your help and assistance with medical and living expenses. Justin has not been able to work for almost 3 months because of having to be by Jessie’s side during this time.
The Benefit will be held Saturday June 2
Rock Bottom American Pub
If you can not make the benefit this weekend in Montgomery, please give generously to this family. They need your support.
Below is the line-up for the Jessie Crumpton: “Thank You for Loving Me” Benefit on the evening of June 2 at The Rock Bottom Pub:
4:45pm – 5:30pm: SOME DARK HOLLER – Atlanta, GA
5:45pm – 6:25pm: ANNELISE – Auburn, AL
6:45pm – 7:30pm: SHANNON LABRIE – Nashville, TN
7:30pm – 8:00pm: LIVE AUCTION
8:00pm – 8:40pm: LAUREN ST. JANE & The Dead Westerns – Atlanta, GA
9:00pm – 9:40pm: MARSHALL SEESE and the Abandoned – Atlanta, GA
10:00pm – 10:40pm: LEAH SEAWRIGHT
11:00pm – 11:45pm: SAMANTHA LANDRUM – Nashville, TN (Reviver Music)
12:05pm – Until: WAYNE MILLS – Nashville, TN
5:00pm – 6:00pm: WES DARNELL
6:15pm – 7:15pm: CHASE 56
7:30pm – 8:00pm & 8:30pm – 9:00pm: LECROY BROTHERS
Note: 8:00pm – 8:30pm is the Live Auction on the main stage
9:15m – 10:30pm: JOE WRIGHT
10:45pm – 12:00mid: BRANDON SELF
Alex Rodriquesz MLB Yankees authentic signed game jersey
Mark Teixeira MLB Yankees authentic signed game jersey
BJ Upton MLB Tampa Rays authentic signed game jersey
David Price Tampa Rays authentic signed game jersey
Lagoon Run – Weekend for 2 at the beautiful Lagoon Run Condos in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Staybridge Suites – Weekend for 2 package
Hampton Inn Suites – Weekend for 2 package
Moultrie Game Spy D-55
Moultrie Game Spy I-35
Easy Fill 30 Gallon Tripod Feeder
Rodan + Fields Dermatologist – UNBLEMISH Regimen
AdvoCare – 3 months supply of SPARK Energy Drink
Scentsy – A Scentsy Basket
Jimmy’s Car Stereo – Radio
Mathews & Mathews DMD – One Home Bleaching System
Total Tans – One Montgomery of Tanning
The Egg & I – Breakfast for a year
Joy To Life – 2 96 Gallon Pink Trash Cans
The ULTIMATE 100 DVD COLLECTION
Goose Gossage – Autographed DVD Yankeeography Pinstripe Legens Box set including 32 page Collectible Book
David Freese – Autographed DVD-2 Disc Set “2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals”
MLB DVD Box Set – The Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Collector’s Edition
MLB DVD Box Set – The New York Mets 1986 World Series Collector’s Edition
MLB DVD Box Set – Baseball’s Greatest Games… The Collector’s Edition
MLB DVD Box Set – Yankeeography Pinstripe Legends… DVD celebration of Yankees Heroes
STAIND – Autographed package… Drum head, pair of drum sticks and day schedule
WELK MUSIC GROUP – Autographed Poster of Matt Nathanson, Autographed colored photo of Chris Isaak, Authographed lyric card from Trevor Hall, Authographed CD of Shawn Mullins
The Black Keys – Limited Edition CD El Camino and autographed poster
Rascal Flats – Autographed Washburn Banjo with travel case, and Autographed “Changed” CD
Kenny Chesney – Authographed Epiphone acoustic guitar
Brantley Gilbert – Autographed Epephone acoustic guitar
Blackberry Smoke – Autographed Dean acoustic guitar with hard case
Eric Church – Autographed Epiphone acoustic guitar
Jason Aldean – Autographed Epiphone acoustic guitar
Corey Smith – Two VIP Tickets to the Red Clay Jamboree, Saturday July 14 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA… Includes: VIP passes for backstage meet and greet with Corey Smith, one night hotel accommodations, attend the concert with Jessie and her husband Justin.
Annelise Concert – Annelise will perform at the event of the winner’s choice
Sarah Darling Trip to Nashville – Prize Package including autographed guitar and private concert in Nashville by Sarah Darling at CMT Studios, Guests at her live Grand Ole Opry performance with a backstage tour. Includes: 2 nights hotel accommodations.
Photo credit: Mickey Welsh from the Montgomery Advertiser
Partying for the Cause
This Saturday Sept 19th “Run For Cover” a Fundraiser for Second Chance Warming Shelter @ Beer Barrel in Marietta! A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games and BBQ!
A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games, Award Winning BBQ PLUS your chance to “Give Back” by Supporting a Great Cause at one of the Best Dive Bars in Georgia!!!
Saturday, Sept 19th “Run For Cover”, a fundraiser will be held for the Second Chance Warming Shelter at Beer Barrel in Marietta. MUSIC provided by one of the Best Rock Cover Bands in The ATL No Sweat and that Award Winning BBQ brought to you by
Second Chance Warming Shelter is located at 271 Marietta Rd in Canton, GA inside Action Church. The Warming Shelter was started three years ago out of need because there is no Homeless Shelter in Cherokee County. When temps drop below 32 degrees, the City of Canton allows Action Church to open their doors to those in need. They feed them, give them a warm bed and provides Toiletries and Warm Clothing. Last year Action Church with the HELP of Fundraisers like “Run For Cover” was able to Shelter 350 men, women and children.
LawJam 2015 Raises $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program
LawJam 2015: Atlanta Lawyers Rock, Raise $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program
On Saturday, June 27th, local attorneys exchanged their suits and ties for jeans and guitars as the 6th Annual LawJam took place at Variety Playhouse.
The annual event pits attorneys against each other, but this time the music stated the case and music industry professionals were the judges. Seven Atlanta lawyer bands took part as LawJam 2015 raised money for Atlanta Bar Foundation causes.
The rocking lawyers competed for the title of Best Band and Best Original Song. After a night of music and dance, the Electric Bonfires were named Best Band. “Big Sleep Lies” by the Kevins was named Best Original Song and the band won a one day recording session at Tree Sound Studios.
The judges for the evening were Kaedy Kiely, of 97.1 The River radio; Josh Rifkind, Songs for Kids Foundation and Barry Selvedge of Prime Point Media as well as audience members. The Emcee and host of the evening’s festivities was Burt Reeves.
Six Flags Over Georgia and MUST Ministries Host Opening Weekend Food Drive
MUST Food Pantries distributes more than 370,000 pounds of food throughout the year; donations to directly benefit neighbors in need
Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15
For the 5th consecutive year, MUST Ministries is partnering with Six Flags Over Georgia to host an Opening Weekend Food Drive on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.
Each guest that donates six or more non-perishable food items will receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for a general admission ticket to the park. Season Passholders that donate six or more non-perishable food items will be granted park access an hour before the park opens to experience the new BATMAN
Suggested items to donate include canned meats, peanut butter, cereal bars, cereal and dry foods.
A full list of accepted items can be found online at www.mustministries.org/document.doc?id=49.
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