Wes’s Musical Meltdown Presents A Request-A-Thon For Shelly’s Vision: Give, Request, and Listen

Wes’s Musical Meltdown and the rest of the XTFM staff are proud to host and present The Request-A-Thon For Shelly Gage. Join us for the live broadcast on Saturday, December 12, starting at 12:00 PM Eastern, and running for as long as the requests take to play through. Read on to find out how this works, and how you can start getting involved now.

Some of you may be asking yourselves “Who is Shelly, and why is The Meltdown raising money for her?” Those questions will be answered in this article. However, if you’d like to hear a bit more about/from Shelly herself, Check out our October 13 Broadcast.

The short version is this. At the age of 13, Shelly went blind due to Diabetic Retinopathy. Thanks to the wonders of modern medical science, Shelly has an opportunity to have some sight restored through a safe, but non-FDA-approved, procedure involving Adipose stem cells taken from her own body and re-implanted into/around her eyes. Her reason for doing this is simple. She was on her way to a promising figure skating career when she went blind. She’d like to be able to return to the ice and safely maneuver, even if full sight is not restored.

A breakdown of all costs involved is listed on her donation site along with everything you may want to know about the ccause and the procedure. No monies will be handled by myself or other station staff.

How It Works And What We’re Doing

To donate to Shelly’s Stem Cell procedure, Click here and make your donation. Any amount helps. For every dollar you donate, you then get to make a request which will be aired on the request-a-thon on December 12, 2015. Myself, Shelly, and several of our XTFM airstaff will be on-hand for the broadcast event. I will host the entire show along with Shelly, and many of our other DJ’s have committed to joining us throughout the day.

Once you’ve completed your donation, send your requests to requests@wesderby.net. Along with your requests, you may either send your receipt to show you’ve donated, or I’ll confirm your donation with Shelly to make sure it has been processed before adding to the requests for the show. Pretty simple! So, if you donate $1, you get one request. If you donate $10, you get 10 requests.

Please have requests submitted to me by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Of course, donations will be taken until Shelly raises enough money for the procedure and other necessary expenses associated with it. Depending on the success of this request-a-thon, there may very well be a second one.

To listen, Visit the XTFM website and pick your media player of choice. Or, if you have the TuneIn Radio app on your mobile device, simply go to the Search tab and search for X Transmission FM. Then, on the 12Th of December, tune in, and listen for your name and your requests. You get the joy of helping someone out, and hearing songs you’ve picked. There are no limitations as to genre , adult language, or other content. if I have it or can locate it, it will get played.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the form on the website, or leave them in the comments.

Links to More Information

Using The Musical Meltdown To Help Someone Live Their Dream: Please Join me and Help

Every week, I do Wes’s Musical Meltdown at 10:00 PM East on Tuesday nights on XTFM. I do it for the music, for the fun, and to entertain and interact with my friends and listeners.

This week is a little different. Yes, all the normal aspects of the Meltdown will be there. But, this week, I have a very special guest, working toward a very special goal. Join me as I bring my friend Shelly Gage on as a guest host and interview subject. Shelly, like me, is blind. She is also a musician and composer. You will hear some of her music on the show. However, unlike me, she has a chance at having her sight again. In order to achieve her dream of continuing as a figure skater, Shelly needs to have her vision restored if at all possible.

How is my radio show going to help? By talking with Shelly, letting her tell her story, and encouraging you, my listeners, friends, and family to donate to her very worthy cause. Shelly is a sweet, wonderful, positive person who, once you hear her on-air, you’ll absolutely love. Due to a procedure using stem cells, there is a good chance her vision can be restored. Now, for those who hear “stem cells” and automatically think abortion or fetal stem cell research, this is far different. Instead of embryonic stem cells, this procedure uses Adipose stem cells, taken from the recipient herself.

I encourage you to check out the following links, and to join Shelly and myself for the Musical Meltdown Tuesday night at 10:00 PM East on XTFM. If you have questions or comments, we welcome them during the show. Throughout the show, I’ll be letting you know how to get in touch with the program and ask Shelly any questions you may have.

To learn more about Shelly, see her story, and possibly give, Visit her Giving Page.

For an article that talks a bit more about the research behind this procedure, Click here.

We look forward to having you join the program. If you’d like, you can Submit Requests for the show before and during the program.