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TeamBretMichaels.com #UnbrokenFriday Story!

TeamBretMichaels.com #UnbrokenFriday Story!

Dear Bret,

I wanted to share my “Unbroken” story with you but first wanted to tell you that YOU are truly my Unbroken and my true inspiration in life! The monumental acts of kindness and your beautiful soul have inspired and helped so many and I am so very grateful to you beyond words!

Over the last four years I have been diagnosed with Reactive Hypoglycemia, Pre-diabetes, Functional Neurological Disorder which affected my ability to walk as well and Fibromyalgia which causes extreme daily pain and fatigue.

However, I don’t let these things break me and when I feel down, your music and your concerts and meeting you numerous times is enough to keep me going strong and tough.  Your music makes me feel invincible, free and just does the heart good!

It’s been amazing that I have been able to learn to walk again and I shared my story with you in Tunica last year and was so grateful to be back on my feet!

After all you have been through in your life I know that I can beat all odds as well!

So thankful to be able to attend as many of your concerts as possible through the years and will be seeing you soon as well!  

I’m staying “Unbroken” all thanks to you!

Love you always and forever!

Shelley

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Thank you for helping the “Unbroken” music video reach 1 million views!

What makes you “Unbroken”?

With the official release of singer songwriter Bret Michaels’ new #Unbroken single and video release, we hope everyone is enjoying and sharing the song/video! Bret co-wrote the track with and also features daughter Jorja Michaels now available at digital music outlets for download/streaming. The music video featuring military veteran hero and Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway is now on YouTube, watch above. – Team Bret

Follow Jorja on Instagram @JorjaMichaels

Do you have a story of rising above to overcome obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos. Tell us how you are unbroken! Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com to share your story/photos. – Team Bret

Check out “Unbroken” @ your favorite music service:

Amazon Music – https://www.amazon.com/Unbroken/dp/B07N4HC2WX

Google Play– https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bret_Michaels_Unbroken?id=Bakqadqbevqu2iaxliolvhtdflm&hl=en

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unbroken-single/1450693566

Spotify  – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1eKucUW0u8DXDBkNCewl0m

Jen Gage, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Founder Calls Bret Michaels A Class Act & Generous

Jen Gage, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Founder Calls Bret Michaels A Class Act & Generous

“Bret is truly a class act! Generous, Accepting and KIND. Letting the kids join him onstage for the entire set and taking the time to meet and talk with each one of them was above and beyond anyone’s expectations. Bret is truly compassionate about helping others. I so appreciate how involved he was with our participants and families.  They were grinning from ear to ear and still are. Truly magical and the whole room felt it! He embodies GiGi’s mission to change outdated perceptions of Down syndrome, break down barriers to participation and foster inclusion for all. GiGi’s Phoenix is so grateful to Bret for his huge heart and loving spirit and amazing energy. In just 15 minutes Bret created memories that changed the attending children’s lives and created memories that will last forever for everyone who attended.”

Jen Gage, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Founder

Addy’s Disneyland Journey

Addy’s Disneyland Journey

Addy’s Disneyland Journey

In summer 2018 Bret Michaels met an amazing little girl from Idaho named Addy Berria along with her Mother, Ashley and family backstage during a meet & greet. During their conversation Bret was inspired by Addy’s spirit and personality, so much that he offered to cover the associated costs sending Addy and her family to Disneyland.

Through his Life Rocks Foundation, Bret’s commitment by giving back to communities in which he performs runs deep. Meeting genuine people like Addy and her family are truly at the core of what Life Rocks is all about.

After weeks of planning between Michaels’ team and Ashley, including a “Don’t Do What Bretty Rocks Does” charity video seen here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BoPoQCKBbhw/, arranging flights for the 5 family members, hotel, car service etc. the family was set to head west from Idaho to California in search of Mickey Mouse and an awesome time.

Below are photos sent from Ashley from their trip. From airport to airplane, from hotel to Disneyland and back on behalf of Bret and all at MEGI/Life Rocks Foundation, we are glad you had a great time Addy!

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If you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com: Donna Finds Her Monday Motivation By Seeing Bret In Concert This Summer!

TeamBretMichaels.com: Donna Finds Her Monday Motivation By Seeing Bret In Concert This Summer!

Donna has been waiting two years to see you Bret. The wait is over as we will see you June 2nd in Irving, Texas at the Toyota Music Factory. You rock Bret!

– Cliff and Donna

Photo taken at Bret Michaels’ Hospitality & Music Room at Barrows Neurological Institute.

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Feature

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have seen donated, we thank you all very much!

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Nicholas Thanks Bret For Sending Him To Diabetes Summer Camp!

Nicholas Thanks Bret For Sending Him To Diabetes Summer Camp!

Bret,

Nicholas had an amazing time at Camp Too Sweet! Here is a photo to say thank you for sending him!

Martha

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Cora Thanks Bret For Sending Her To Diabetes Summer Camp!

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Cora Thanks Bret For Sending Her To Diabetes Summer Camp!

Bret,

Thank you so much for sending Cora to American Diabetes Association Camp this year. She has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 4 years old. She is a very strong, caring and extremely responsible young lady who manages her diabetes daily and lives life to the fullest. Here is a picture of her with a “Thank You Bret” sign she made. Thanks to the Life Rocks Foundation for all you do and thanks to Bret Michaels for being such a wonderful inspiration and role model for those living with Type 1! This is a year she’ll never forget! 

Brandi Spencer


Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story – Mika Fights Illness Looks To Bret’s Music For Inspiration.  

TeamBretMichaels.com Story – Mika Fights Illness Looks To Bret’s Music For Inspiration.  

I am 35 years old and have had two major illnesses that have impacted my life. I have Cystic Fibrosis and due to that I am also diabetic. I have dealt with these two illnesses my whole life, what saves me is my family and Bret’s music. Music has always been a part of my life. My Dad was in a band and still is in Illinois. He has always played rock and I know so many of those songs by heart. Music has helped me to relax and to cope with so many life changing ostacles in my life. 

Bret Michaels is one of my favorite artists and it continues to help me cope! Thank you Bret for all your support and donations to JDRF. My pump has saved my lift and makes life so much easier!

– Mika


Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Bret Michaels Teams With A.J. Hawk To Help Sofia & Vincent

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Bret Michaels Teams With A.J. Hawk To Help Sofia & Vincent

Update 6/8/17: We are happy to report Sofia’s cancer is in remission and she is doing great!

Update: We received these photos as a follow up to the story we did below just before the holidays where Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation and good friend A.J. Hawk’s Locks For Kids teamed up to help two awesome kids. 
Just today one of the children, Sofia (aka Moo) received her wig. So happy for Moo and a huge thank you to Hawk’s Locks, our friends at Gemini Salon and Spa in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kelly Ferro for the cut and style, and Leslie Thomas Zevnik at Wigs For Kids.

For more info and how you can donate to Bret and A.J’s respective foundations to continue helping other children visit the following links below. – Team Bret 

Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation @ https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise-and-volunteer/donations/bretmichaelsliferocks/bretmichaels

A.J.’s Hawk’s Locks For Kids @ http://www.hawkslocksforkids.org

  
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’d like to share with you the following stories of hope, compassion in helping others and the off chance that two people can positively affect each other without even knowing it. Meet Sofia and Vincent, two children battling illness and circumstances beyond their control. Oddly enough, these children have never met each other nor have they ever spoken a word to the other, but their stories are linked together by way of two great friends in musician Bret Michaels and NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk through their respective charitable foundations.

Bret MichaelsLife Rocks Foundation recently met a spunky, outgoing 8 year old girl named Sofia who is battling lymphoblastic leukemia and because of intense treatments had lost all of her hair. Sofia’s fight with leukemia hasn’t been an easy one, but she remains strong receiving an outpouring of support from great family, friends, hospital staff and doctors. Even at 8 years old, Sofia has learned the meaning of paying forward certain gifts and toys she has received in an effort to brighten the day of another child going through the same thing she is. Sofia’s only wish, other than to beat leukemia, is to receive a wig.


Being that Bret and A.J. are great friends, Bret and his Life Rocks Foundation reached out to A.J. and his Hawk’s Locks For Kids foundation to see if they could help Sofia’s wish could come true. Without hesitation Hawk’s Locks For Kids went to work making this wish a reality and just recently Sofia had measurements taken for her new wig that she will receive in the coming weeks.

During the initial contact between Bret’s and A.J.’s foundations, Life Rocks met Vincent through Hawk’s Locks For Kids. Vincent is a vibrant, outgoing, awesome 13 year old boy who is living with Type 1 diabetes and autism. Bret, who is a Type 1 childhood diabetic himself, formed his Life Rocks Foundation out of necessity. One of the initiatives of Life Rocks is to cover the cost to send children living with diabetes to summer camp each year. In addition, Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation helps in teaching others how to manage their diabetes while raising awareness. With that being said Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation is sending Vincent to diabetes summer camp in 2016.

Huge thank you to A.J. Hawk’sHawk’s Locks For Kids” and Wigs For Kids on bringing their foundations together with Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation to get it done for these children.

We encourage you, if you have the means, to please consider making a donation to each of their great charities to continue helping great children like Sofia and Vincent. – Team Bret

Click here for more info and how you can donate to Bret Michaels’ “Life Rocks Foundation”.

Click here for more info and how you can donate to A.J. Hawk’s “Hawk’s Locks For Kids”.

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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Musician Suffers Serious Accident, Looks To Bret Michaels For Inspiration. 

Musician Suffers Serious Accident, Looks To Bret Michaels For Inspiration. 

My name is Michael Rose. I have a story of overcoming obstacles by being driven by the passion of music. In 1997 I had packed up everything I owned and moved from Huntsville, AL to Birmingham, AL to start my pursuit of my musical dreams. I was 23 and had began telling myself “if you don’t do it now, you will wonder what if all your life” so off I went. When I first moved I was working as a house painter and lined up work before I moved, but the paint work ended quickly and I was forced to take a job in a steel mill factory, a field of work I was not accustomed to. Fast forward 6 weeks and I am working on a metal sheer. It isn’t safe and next thing you know both of my hands are chopped off at the same time. I lost over half the blood in my body (had to have 5 pints of blood transfused), died for just about a minute. Eventually I woke up and have been fighting for my life ever since. So there I laid in this hospital bed, just lost my hands, I’m a guitar player and I just started living my dream that I had been longing for since I was 12 years old. In the blink of an eye it was all gone. The very first question I asked my surgeon was “Will I play guitar again?” he said “No”. It took me over a year, but I played again and have been playing ever since. I am a singer/guitar player/songwriter and am the brainchild behind my band Hook74 that I front write all the music for, record all of our music, film and edit all of our videos…all by myself without hands. I’m a husband, a father, musician AND a Rockstar! I never said “I can’t”, I never said “I quit” I never even asked “Why?” I just faced what was in front of me the best way I knew how. When I was 15 I used to carry a pic of Bret Michaels in my coat pocket as a reminder of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I think I’ve done a pretty good job of living up to it, the best I could! 

Thank you Bret!

Michael

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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