San Antonio Texan and legendary musician Augie Meyer is on a race with time for a much needed kidney transplant .
Meyer is on a regular dialysis schedule at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio and needs to find a kidney donation before his 70th birthday on May 30, 2010 when he will no longer be eligible for the kidney donor list.
“There will be no financial cost to the donor; all of the expense would be covered under Augie’s insurance plan,” states Diane Tarpey from the hospital and on Meyer’s website. “We just need someone to step forward, willing to donate a kidney to help our friend. Please help.”
Tarpey indicates the singer has been on dialysis that “has kept him going but time is of the essence for someone to step forward and donate a kidney for Augie.”
The site indicates Meyers is “working on some of the greatest music of his career for all of us to enjoy…. when he turns 70 he will no longer be able to be on the kidney donor list unless someone donates one specifically for him.”
“There will be no financial cost to the donor,” Tarpey adds. “All of the expense would be covered under Augie’s insurance plan.”
The well known San Antonio entertainer become nationally recognized in the 1960’s as one of the founding members of the Sir Douglas Quintet. Meyers along with Doug Sahm, had famous and distinctive best selling songs as “Mendocino” and “She’s About a Mover.”
“By fusing Tex-Mex, Conjunto and soulful rock together along with the power of Meyers’ distinctive Vox organ,” Sir Douglas is still considered “an impact that is still being felt in rock ‘n’ roll today.”
In the 1980’s Meyers had another big hit, “Hey Baby Que Paso?” More recently Meyers continues making music history as part of the Grammy winning Texas Tornadoes.
On March 2, 2010 Meyers joins musician Flaco Jimenez and Shawn Sahm, son of the late Doug Sahm, for the release of “Esta Bueno,” a new recording that includes five previously unreleased vocal performances from the Freddy Fender.
“Augie’s my man,” once said singer Bob Dylan. “He’s like an intellectual who goes fishing using bookworms.”
Interested parties and all inquiries please call:Diane Tarpey, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, 210-575-4483
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