Help Annie And Jeff Forget The Year That Was 2022

Jeff Brown, host of the Read to Lead podcast, has created a GoFundMe page titled: “Help Annie and Jeff Forget The Year That Was 2022”. Their goal is $50,000. At the time I am writing this, they have received $24,490.

From the GoFundMe:

…In February, Annie tested positive for COVID-19, and while she was able to recover from the virus itself, she’s been dealing with the lingering effects of long COVID ever since.

These effects have included difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, and brain fog, among other symptoms. It impacted her ability to work for several months and required dozens of weekly doctor visits (we didn’t have insurance).

To make matters worse, Annie suffered a two-story fall in August and fractured her arm in two places. This required her to undergo a five-hour-long surgery. We had an accident policy on Annie but, up to this point, that policy has not covered one penny.

To put it bluntly, the medical bills are piling up. Not counting what we’ve already paid out of pocket, and what our church was kind enough to help with, our obligations exceed $60,000. Th original bill just for the arm surgery was over $100,000.

Jeff Brown wrote: “I am humbly reaching out to ask if you’d consider helping us with her medical expenses. Any amount, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated and would go a long way in helping us get through this difficult time.”

He also asks that people share the fundraiser, and I feel this is an appropriate place to post it. Those who can afford to help with Annie and Jeff’s GoFundMe can find the fundraiser here.

Nashville Rock n Pod Expo is Funded!

The Rock n Pod Expo set up a GoFundMe in an effort to raise enough money to pay for the venue of the event. It didn’t take long before they were fully funded. It appears their next step is to come up with the money for other expenses related to the Expo.

On March 4, 2017, BJ Kramp created a GoFundMe on behalf of Chris Czynszak. It is unclear to me who these two people are or how, exactly, they are involved with the Rock n Pod Expo. In any case, the GoFundMe was set up with a $1,500 goal.

According to the information on the GoFundMe, Nashville Rock n Pod Expo will take place on August 26, 2017. It will include rock and roll podcasters from across North America. The Expo will take place in Millennium Hall in Nashville, Tennessee. The GoFundMe provided the following information:

A venue has been selected that is available for the date that works for most of the podcasts and right now we need your help. The goal amount of $1500.00 will allow us to have the venue rented for our target date of 8/26. It also gets us on firm ground to start funding other expenses including travel for the out of town podcasts. There will be some incredible perks/rewards in that campaign but before that fun stuff happens, we need to get over this hurdle, fast.

It only took two days for them to reach their funding goal.

There is some tentative information on the GoFundMe regarding who might be at the Rock n Pod Expo. It states that Expo attendees will quite possibly get to meet the hosts and have the opportunity to witness episodes recorded live by some or all of the following podcasts:

  • Decibel Geek
  • Pods & Sods
  • PodKISSt
  • The Rock n Roll Geek Show
  • Rock Solid
  • Talking Metal
  • Rock and Metal Combat
  • The Classic Metal Show
  • The KissFAQ
  • Kiss My Wax
  • Zilch! A Monkees Podcast
  • Cheap Talk with Trick Chat
  • The Shabby Road Record Show
  • Cobras and Fire
  • Talk Toomey
  • Rock Strikes Ten
  • Podcast Rock City
  • …and maybe more.

According to the GoFundMe, there will be vinyl and memorabilia vendors on site, Q&A sessions and signings with “certain rock celebrities”, and a charitable auction. This GoFundMe was the “first step toward making it all happen”. It appears that a second GoFundMe will be launched to over the rest of the expenses.