NASCAR Legend In Need Of A Life Saving Miracle

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Phil Cavali

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Sam Bass, NASCAR‘s first officially licensed artist, is in need of a kidney transplant. 

Bass was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly 20 years ago and has suffered numerous medical crises as a result. In 2008, Bass lost the lower portion of his left leg. In 2014, a blood infection led to septic shock and the artist underwent four surgeries within three weeks to survive.

Earlier this month, Bass revealed that he was starting dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. 

Friends of Bass started a GoFundMe account to help the artist and his wife with mounting medical bills. 

“Our longtime friend Sam Bass needs a kidney and a pancreas immediately. Sam, who has had diabetes all his life, is now on dialysis awaiting a kidney and pancreas transplant,” the page reads. “The bills for the years of kidney failure have been overwhelming.”

Bass’s NASCAR career has spanned roughly 35 years. He started out designing program covers for Charlotte Motor Speedway then went on to design some of NASCAR’s most recognizable race cars. 

Bass is responsible for the design of the Budweiser No. 8 car Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his Cup debut with in 1999, the No. 3 Wheaties car Dale Earnhardt drove in the 1997 Winston and the 1988 Miller High Life car Bobby Allison drove to victory in the Daytona 500.

Many of NASCAR’s elite including Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jimmie Johson have come out in support of Bass. 

If you would like to help Sam Bass, click here to contribute. Our prayers are with Sam Bass during this difficult time. 

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