Spare a dollar or two for Russell Wolfe
Using a series of placards, Wolfe, one of the founding partners of Pure Flix Entertainment – the Christian media company that made God’s Not Dead which grossed $62 million – tells of his belief in miracles in this video, and beseeches the public to pray for him … and send him money.
A while back he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal neuro-degenerative condition that has impeded his fine motor skills and has taken away most of his ability to speak.
Wolfe, who also had a small role in the movie, is seen sitting in a chair and holding a series of signs that carry texts of his message. As music plays, someone is seen helping by lifting each card to reveal what the filmmaker wants to say next.
One thing I have not lost is my faith. It’s stronger than ever before. I believe in miracles. I believe for complete healing. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that God’s not dead.
Until my complete healing manifests, I need your help to stay alive.
A fundraising page setup to help Wolfe and his family raise $500,000 to battle to disease notes that they have already faced more than $390,000 in expenses and that the sum is growing daily.
The fundraiser reads, in part:
What is not clearly seen are the personal financial costs that have burdened the Wolfe’s and all ALS families – costs that include the inability to earn income now and in years to come, and the costs of daily expenses such as skilled in-home therapy, nursing care, treatments, medicines, and medical supply costs.
So far, $104,000 has been raised to help Wolfe and his family.
“Cultof Dusty” reacted in a deeply cynical manner to Wolfe’s appeal (warning: this video contains views that some may find gratuitously callous but he does make some very valid points, not least being the amount of dosh grossed by his dismal movie which only cost $2 million to make).