Need Hips. Will Travel.
Even $25,000 was more than Brooks had. "I'm a blues musician, so I don't make any money. But everyone in my life could see it [his condition] was going downhill. The church family we're part of, they started a website called 'Mike's New Hips.' We need to raise $25,000, and we've raised $18,961 in two months and it's still going. We got gifts from Phoenix Metro Community Church people, from Vineyard people, from blues people, from complete strangers."
Why would people give Brooks, a newcomer to this country, all that money? "It's because I'm part of a community that loves me and I love them," he says. "They saw my need and raised the money."
[Originally published in August, 2012.]
On August 14, 2012, wrote:
great story--in these times, positive stories like this can make my day! thanks Jim and the Observer!