AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Butch was diagnosed the first week of March with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which has no treatment other than a transplant. After a lot of evaluation and testing, Butch was accepted as a candidate for a lung transplant at the Methodist Hospital at the Houston Medical Center. Due to critical timing Butch and Linda took up temporary residency in Houston yesterday (July 18, 2014) awaiting a call from the transplant team. The total time waiting for a transplant donor and the post transplant care could be upwards of twelve months. Because of their loss of income and added living expenses, we are part of a group of concerned friends that are involved to raise funds to help them offset these additional expenses.
In addition to setting up this avenue of contribution through the AJS website, we will be coordinating some fundraising concerts and exploring other avenues to raise funds.
Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to help Butch and Linda and revisit the website for periodic updates on both the upcoming concerts and our progress.
Austin Jazz Society
Board of Directors
Alternatively, you can send a check made out to:
Austin Jazz Society - Butch Miles Fund
Austin Jazz Society
P.O Box 42113
Austin, TX 78704
CLICK HERE TO DONATE AT THE OFFICIAL AUSTIN JAZZ SOCIETY WEBSITE
I first met Butch Miles in Hilton Head, SC with the Basie Band. I have several photos from different times we all hung out down there with band members. I always remembered he wore his lucky red socks. He as a great personality and we're sending him love and prayers with positive thoughts for his lung transplant that he needs now.
Butch was my band-mate in the Count Basie Orchestra. Please help if you can and share even if you cannot help. Prayer is ALWAYS something you can do to help.
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