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Some of you may be aware that our dear friend Andie Kay Joyner has been suffering some health problems lately. We are not sure how much people know, and since so many of our friends have been asking, we would like to give some answers to some of your questions.

Andie Kay has a genetic blood disorder called Hemochromatosis. (http://www.hemochromatosis.org/#overview)
Hemochromatosis is a disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron. Over time the iron builds up in major organs and can cause severe damage. In Andie Kay's case, her heart and liver are damaged to the point that they are failing and need to be replaced. On August 25 she was approved for both heart and liver liver transplant. She has been placed on the waiting list and classified as Status 1A.  As you can probably guess, 1A patients have the highest priority in the transplant process. It goes without saying, her condition is very serious and she will need our love and support. This is where we'll need the continued help of our strong Texas music family who loves her so much.

A second musical event and fundraiser is in the works for Sunday, November 6 at Moore's Store and The Forge in downtown Ben Wheeler, TX to help raise funds to assist with some of her financial and needs. We are calling the event “Make Andie Kay OK - Ben Wheeler". There will be more details to come, but rest assured that as loved as she is, the musical line-up will be strong! There will be raffle items as well as live and silent auction items to bid on.

For folks who can’t attend the event on November 6 you can donate online to her GoFundMe campaign. (link above)  If you are a business or an individual who would like to donate an item for the silent or live auction or the raffle (God Bless you) please send a message to our event page. Also, please LIKE and SHARE this page to help spread the word about what we are doing. 

We will be posting updates regularly to let everyone know how Andie Kay is getting along. Andie Kay is keeping her spirits up despite the difficulties she faces and the discomfort of being in ICU. She would like  to say thank you so much for your love, messages and prayers. She has been so touched by all of it.

With love and support we can get her through this. Thank you so much everyone.

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