Corey needs a kidney

During the last ten years Velour Live Music Gallery has been an integral part of our lives.

It’s been a space for us to get to know and watch our favorite bands, where we developed our music and our art, how we cultivated relationships with our fans, where we first met/went on a date, where we got engaged, where we got married, and where we were introduced to our bandmates and often our best friends. We’ve been encouraged to pursue new paths, found meaningful careers and inspiration, and Velour has essentially put our little town of Provo, Utah on the map.

For all these reasons (and likely many more) we are getting together to help our friend Corey Fox, owner of Velour, during what is likely the heaviest time of his life. He’s been there for us through things we couldn’t begin to list and contributed to our lives in countless ways, so we want to help him with everything he needs at this time and to ensure Velour’s continued existence.

During the coming months Corey will need to undergo a kidney transplant, which means a few things:

1) He needs a kidney. Corey is currently on the transplant list, but that is a long and uncertain process. It has been highly recommended he find a living donor. For those interested in being tested as a potential living donor, see the instructions below.

2) Because of infection risks, Corey will be unable to be around groups of people during the months of his recovery. For this period, as needed, Velour will need to close — the venue will only be hosting private events, parties and weddings (events the current staff is equipped to manage). 

Of course the surgery, medicine, recovery time and the desire to keep Velour financially stable during this period has an immense cost attached.

As Corey’s friends, we not only want to make sure he has what he needs to comfortably get through this, but that his life’s work will continue to be a valued space where music, art and the community can thrive in years to come. Truthfully, without your help, the impact of a medical need like this one would likely bankrupt a small, single-person owned and operated business like Velour.

We’ve been in awe of the outpouring of support we have seen from the few people we have mentioned this to already — Velour and Corey mean so much to us, and we hope you will join us as we help #FixTheFox.

Thank you so much for your support.
~ Friends of The Fox

HOW YOU CAN HELP — 

* MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS: 
We have established a fundraising account for this cause
at Zions Bank. Contributions can be made direct at
any branch to our Personal Fundraising account.

OR

Direct PayPal Link:   paypal.me/CoreyJFoxDonations
via Venmo:                 @CoreyFoxDonation
at Zions Bank:           “Corey J Fox + Raymond E Fox”
(acct. ending in *1246)

* LIVING DONOR SCREENING:
* * *  4/6 Update: The Transplant Clinic has reported they have had an outpouring of support to find Corey a living donor! Thank you to all who have inquired. Currently they need to focus on screening the current batch of applicants, and the size of that group is so overwhelming they have requested we ask Corey’s friends to refrain from applying until we see a need again.

Testing will take a few months, so please stay close for news! Hopefully we can come back and let you know we have found a match, but if not we will let you know when we need more applicants. Thank you!
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To get started, complete this screening questionnaire:
intermountainmedcenter.org/organdonor

Answers to most questions will be available on that site,
but further inquiries can be directed to:

Amanda Middleton | 801.507.8319 | amanda.middleton@imail.org
Transplant Services Donor Assistant

Intermountain Donor Clinic

* SHARE THIS PAGE:
The more traffic we get to this page, the higher the likelihood we can help Corey find a kidney and support for his financial needs!
We would love to see you using the hashtag #FIXTHEFOX on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to show your support.

If you would like to contribute in a manner that isn’t already outlined above, feel free to contact Kaneischa Johnson so we can help accommodate your ideas:  kaneischa@velourlive.com29

3 Comments

  • Ezra Proby January 3, 2017 7:18 am

    Love your website… Great design and great causes. Thank you for all you do.

  • Alex Hyatt April 22, 2017 2:46 pm

    Kidney Disease Someone I Love Needs A Cure—For my Dad who has been fighting kidney disease for years and goes to dialysis 3 times every week and we all pray that someday he’ll be able to find a donor.

  • Shannon Harney May 3, 2017 11:13 am

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