19 acts took the stage Sunday night to help out a fellow musician in need. Troy Wells is a well-known, West Texas born musician that has toured with acts such as the Dixie Chicks. However, he's had to put down his instruments to battle renal kidney failure.
Being a musician, Wells doesn't have health insurance, therefore due to his diagnosis, the bills have been piling on. Shawna Ferguson organized the event to help out with medical costs.
"When you're going though dialysis, if you don't have insurance, they won't see you. The only way you can be seen is through the emergency room. That can be $2,000 a visit and Troy is going three times a week," Ferguson said.
Although Wells is an accomplished musician, it's his heart that brought the crowd out to support him.
"Troy is an amazing man, I've known Troy since he was seven years old and he is the life of the party and he's fun and he's always got a smile on his face," Ferguson said.
Despite the dialysis and partial loss of sight, Troy faces his illness head on.
"Troy is just knocked down and he is amazing through this situation. He is not going to let anyone get him down," Ferguson said.
Wells is overwhelmed by the support he saw from the Lubbock community and from fellow musicians.
"Everyone has shown so much love and Lubbock has opened it's arms to me. You wouldn't believe some of the donations and we are going to get a transplant," Wells said.
Wells is confident he will be able to receive the life saving surgery and he gives all the credit to the kindness of West Texas.
"It's good to be back home, I came here to get well and I'm going to stay in Lubbock. You can't beat the people here," Wells said.
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