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Month: October 2012

Thank you for sharing your stories!

Thank you for sharing your stories!

We at Team Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation want to thank all who have submitted stories to the site.

Sharing your stories helps others know they are not alone and helps to raise awareness about a variety of issues that affect many people throughout the world. The more awareness we achieve and the more we achieve a larger sense of community, the closer we get to cures for all those afflicted.

It doesn’t matter your age, your stories are the foundation for awareness and, with your permission, we share them with others who need not feel alone in their struggles. The stories submitted range from cancer to diabetes to giving hope and celebrating life.

The mission of Team Bret Michaels is to help us all live well and live life to the fullest at every moment. We want to help find a cure for diabetes, cancer and many other diseases that affect so many people and families.

We have many, many more stories to post in the coming months, with many more coming in each day. By sharing your story, you may just inspire someone to make a positive change in their life as well.

Coming very soon to TeamBretMichaels.com are community pages and pages dedicated to show support for our military both past and present. We will spotlight the charities that will benefit from the donations to the Life Rocks Foundation as well.

Keep checking back for new stories and information about everything that Team Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation are up to.

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Bret’s photos from the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room Opening

Bret’s photos from the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room Opening

Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room opens at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute

Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room opens at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute

Bret Michaels and Dr. Joseph Zabramski
Rock star Bret Michaels and his neurosurgeon Joseph Zabramski, MD, officially open the Bret Michaels’ Hospitality and Music Room at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix today. Michaels was treated at Barrow in 2010 for a brain hemorrhage and says he owes his life to Barrow and Dr. Zabramski. The room, donated by Michaels, will be used for patients’ families to relax.
Bret Michaels Celebrates Room Opening
Rock star Bret Michaels celebrates the official opening of the Bret Michaels’ Hospitality and Music Room at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix today. Michaels was treated at Barrow in 2010 for a brain hemorrhage and says he owes his life to Barrow. The room, donated by Michaels, will be used for patients’ families to relax.

Rock Star Bret Michaels Opens Hospitality Room at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute

(Oct. 9, 2012, Phoenix AZ) – Bret Michaels, multi-platinum rocker, reality star, philanthropist, entrepreneur and former patient at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, today officially opened the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room inside the hospital.

The room, which has been under construction for nearly a year, is located near patients rooms and features relaxation areas for patients and their families. It is decorated with a music theme and features many of Bret’s personal music memorabilia as well as never-before-seen inspirational photographs from his life and work.

“This is an incredible day for me,” says Michaels. “I’m thrilled to be able to give something back to the hospital that helped to save my life, and to the Barrow patients and their families. As someone who has spent his fair share of time in hospitals over the past few years, I know how necessary it is for both patients and their loved ones to have a fun, welcoming place to recharge – and I designed this music and hospitality room to be that place.”

In 2010, Michaels was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center suffering from a sub arachnoid hemorrhage, a life-threatening type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. The hemorrhage left the musician in critical condition and he remained hospitalized at Barrow for the duration of his treatment.  Joseph’s is the home of Barrow Neurological Institute and Michaels was treated by Barrow neurosurgeons.

After being released from Barrow, Michaels made a rapid recovery and went on to win Celebrity Apprentice in 2010 and enjoy a successful national concert tour. He then returned to St. Joseph’s in 2011 to undergo a heart procedure to close a hole in his heart.