Kelly LeMieux, bass player of Buckcherry, was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). We’re selling a t-shirt to raise funds for Kelly, check it out HERE.
After feeling ill on the road for several weeks, Kelly visited an urgent care facility on tour. They thought he had bronchitis and he was given antibiotics. Kelly returned home from tour a couple weeks later for a 6-day break. After still feeling the symptoms of the flu, he went in to get checked out again and to get blood work done. Three days later, on June 9th, Kelly was admitted to the Providence Portland Medical Center where he had a bone marrow biopsy and and began his first round of chemotherapy.
Kelly remained in the hospital receiving treatment for 26 days. Having now completed his second round of chemotherapy, Kelly’s blood counts are beginning to normalize and he has been declared in remission. Much more treatment and work is still to be done but we’re all very hopeful and thankful for the work of the doctors and nurses at Providence Portland Medical Center.
Fortunately, Kelly has medical insurance. However, his personal and medical bills are beginning to mount and we’re trying to do everything we can to help Kelly in this time. We’ve created this t-shirt to support Kelly and 100% of the proceeds raised will go directly to help Kelly with his bills. Thank you PledgeMusic for waiving their fee our merchandise company Bravado for printing a run of t-shirts for free so all of the money raised can be past thru.
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a fast-growing form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.AML is the most common type of acute leukemia. It occurs when the bone marrow begins to make blasts, cells that have not yet completely matured. These blasts normally develop into white blood cells. However, in AML, these cells do not develop and are unable to ward off infections.In AML, the bone marrow may also make abnormal red blood cells and platelets. The number of these abnormal cells increases rapidly, and the abnormal (leukemia) cells begin to crowd out the normal white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets that the body needs. Read more.
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    1. Myrna J Blanchard

      There’s nothing to fear but fear it’s self . Everyday there coming up with new & faster working meds, with less side effects . I contracted the Hepatitis virus, witch required a treatment called interferon, it’s supposed to be harder on the system than kemo. Next thing I know ,the Italians discover a med they call harvoni I took one pill a day for 12 wk’s & I am now hep free. & the really cool thing is I had not one side effect from the harmonic. My thoughts and best wish’s are with you for a speedy recovery……….. Fuck cancer !!! Right on brother .

      1. Alan Munnerlyn

        I am in Remission from BAL Leukemia. It’s been a year since we beat both ALL and AML at the same time!!! You can do it buddy boy!!!

  1. Georgeheiberger@gmail.com

    Excellent news of his remission..
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    Yay for the good news on his remission! That means he’s one bad ass Mo Fo!!!! As of August 19th, i have also been declared in remission for now. I say for now because i was given an 80% that it will return. i suffered from stage 3 ovarian cancer and although my body has taken a major hit from the affects of chemo, I will be there to see you guys on October 4th!!! I cant wait!!! It’ll be my first up front show since I’ve been sick and I’m overjoyed!!!! You guys bring me utter happiness listening to your music!!!

  3. Dave

    I went to buy a shirt and can’t find them anywhere if I am missing something please let me know Buckcherry is one of my favorite bands ever (Motley Crue/Sixx AM & Alice Cooper) are my other 2 favs of all time SO I would like to show my support for Kel … thanks

    1. Tina

      Hi Dave, just another fan here reading updates. I ordered one for my boyfriend in August. They are to be fulfilled nov 1st. Haven’t received it yet but assuming they need to be printed up still. Don’t remember what the closing date of the orders were but by the date of your post it must have been close. Sorry you didn’t get one. :(. Tina. Fuck cancer! \m/

  4. Steven Holmes

    Sorry to hear that you guys are great hopefully new album soon good luck God bless keep your head up how Buckcherry does for us

  5. Mike Valente Sr

    Glad he’s doing better and back out on the road with again. I recently went through the same battle with AML but needed a bone marrow transplant. Doing great now and looking forward to the rest of my life cancer free!!! Way to go Badger and FUCK CANCER!!!!!

  6. Julie

    Yup….fucking cancer!!! It must be scary. I can’t even begin to imagine! Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery and conquer!

    Music heals!!! Rock on!

    Can’t wait to see you guys rock it up tomorrow night in Guelph!!!


  7. michael milstead

    wishing Kelly all the best and will keep Kelly in my prayers. I lost my best friend Curtis Grant to leukemia . It hit him like a ton of bricks and he was gone before I could get to him. Curtis played guitar in Black Cherry 88 to 91 as I played bass…I remember Josh when I was in Dirty Blonde…when I first saw and heard you guys I knew that voice…you guys rock and write very cool songs

  8. Andrew Hesler

    Wishing you the BEST Recovery!!! I have CML..(Chronic Myloid Lukimea). I had hours to live before we found out. I served 14 years in the Army, survived a tour in IRAQ, and surviving CML…And its because my awesome wife Victoria told me to go to the doctor for a routine check up that saved my life. I am not in remission however chemo is keeping it at bay…..And from one survivor to another….Keep positive..Keep up the hard fight..and Know your not alone. We will see you at RIVERCITY ROCKFEST 2017!!!!!!!

    FUCK CANCER!!!!! We Win…

  9. Gloria Gatto

    I made it through chemo because of buckcherry. I made just fuck it my chemo song.
    I saw you bald. I saw you in remission.
    Now I find myself battling again.
    You guys are my light in a dark fight.

  10. Monique Hughes

    I am sorry to hear about the cancer but happy to hear that you are in remission. Cancer ain’t no joke but FUCK CANCER u got this. See you in S.A. Texas for ur kick ass show’s that I can’t wait to see for the 4th time as if it was my first. I love ur music and style. Keep it coming.

  11. Charles L OConner

    You guys are fucking awsome i am a hudge fan so sorry to the bad news i wish him all the best and a speedy recovery FUCK CANCER

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