Jeff Price Needs Your Help
Jeff was honoured this week by Time Out Kids with an Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of his founding the region's first ever children's radio network. Such a great boost to his recovery. You can see the tribute made to Jeff, his own recorded Thank You message and my receiving the award on his behalf here...
Jeff's children, Maddy, 13, and CJ, 3, really wanted to say a personal thank you to all of you who have followed, supported and contributed to the fund for their Dad's treatment. Whether you have simply reached out to offer help, prayers and love, or have generously donated to the fund, they are truly grateful. I'll leave them to tell you in their own words...
Below is a personal thank you from Jeff's family for your wonderful help..
A HUGE THANK YOU, ON BEHALF OF JEFF AND HIS FAMILY, TO ALL WHO HAVE SO GENEROUSLY DONATED & SUPPORTED OUR CAMPAIGN.
Amazingly we have met our target within 3 days thanks to YOU!
Jeff is now being advised by doctors as to the best treatment plan to get him well as soon as possible.
We will be posting a more personal thank you later today, but for now...
WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH xxx
Jeff's daughter, Maddy, 13, and her brother CJ, 3, wanted to participate in our appeal. Here's their video...
As many of you who know Jeff as a much-loved husband, father, brother, son and amazing friend. Jeff has been in the UAE for over 22 years and during that time has hosted numerous radio and TV shows, he helped launch City 7 TV, Radio 1 and 2 and was the voice of family entertainment for many of Dubai’s premium events Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Legends Rock Dubai Tennis, Dubai Duty Free Tennis and many more. He has lived a high profile life, achieving a huge amount.
What most people don’t know is the incredible amount he’s also done behind the scenes. Jeff has tirelessly championed just causes from repatriating Filipino workers who’ve become too ill to work and can't get home to raising funds for charities helping construction workers families and those coping with crippling disabilities.Being the Jeff we know and love, he doesn’t mention these projects, causes and achievements, because that is his way.
Yes, he’s worked with everybody from Richard Branson to Chuck Berry, James Brown, and the Black Eyed Peas, and been instrumental in launching the careers of many of our favourite household names, but his passion has always been to help and fight for those unable to help themselves.
Now Jeff needs your help. Urgently.
Earlier this year after searing headaches, Jeff was diagnosed with a rare brain condition that leaks fluid into his skull. Whilst he does have medical insurance, this was not able to cover 2 life-saving operations. Jeff, along with our family, friends and generous colleagues got him through the first two surgeries, but now the money has run out. Jeff needs to raise more than 300,000 AED to have a valve fitted a third time to reduce the pressure on his brain and for further medical treatment required in this complex diagnosis.This is time sensitive as daily his sight is failing and the short–term memory and speech areas of his brain are being damaged.
It’s time to give back to Jeff.
He’s brought joy to countless millions over the years and been a true credit to the UAE expatriate dream, working hard, mentoring others and giving without hesitation to those less fortunate. All while bringing up the two children he adores - 13 year old Maddy and 3 year old CJ, who so many of you also know and love.
We are now asking for Jeff’s vast international family of friends to contribute if they possibly can. Jeff has never shied away from seeking help for those in need, but at a time when he needs that help himself, he feels unable to ask you himself, so we have to do it for him.
We are setting up a fully audited and transparent online contribution blog so that you can pay cash directly and contact others who can help too.
We all know from Jeff being a part of our lives, with his warmth, humour and compassion, that Jeff would help you in a heartbeat.
It’s his time now.
Please give what you can to help us get him the treatment he desperately needs as soon as possible.