Help James Christopher!


OK, guys…you’ve done amazing things to help Sam win the JDRF contest, we’ve done a ton for Compassion International together, and we’ve had lots of fun along the way. Now I’m asking you to help another friend of ours.

James Christopher Allums is a HUGE MercyMe fan.  He’s a 12 year old kid from Monroe, LA, where my wife is from, who loves hunting, laughing and hanging out with his friends. James Christopher has been to a couple of MercyMe shows when he could make it…even ran into Bart when they were on a family vacation!!! James Christopher has also missed a couple of MercyMe shows that he hoped to make, but couldn’t because his counts were too low. He has a disease called Fanconi Anemia…a bone marrow disease.

To help this make a little sense, a healthy person’s marrow production is 100%.  James Christopher’s is 7%. The way you can help is by being tested to see if you are a possible match. It’s a simple Online Bone Marrow Drive that only takes a few minutes. Normally this test costs $65, but for 2 days, you can resister in Honor of James Christopher Allums for $0!!!!

The test is a simple cheek swab…no needles, just a cheek swab!!! There is NO reason that we don’t all jump online and do what we can to save this fellow SLOBs life…LITERALLY!!!

Also…as you all know…PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, for James Christopher and his family. We all know who the true Healer is and everyone of us can call him up and beg Him for this boy.

To order your free testing kit, go HERE

Remember…it’s free for 2 more days. After that, it’s $65. Don’t let the money stop you from being tested if you don’t get to it in the next 2 days, but don’t miss out on this opportunity to bless and maybe even SAVE a life!!!!

Remember to specify that you are testing in honor of James Christopher Allums. For more about James Christopher, go to:

Thanks SLOB’s….I know you’ll do what you can!!!!


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  • Diana (Life is Good)

    email SENT!

    And prayers too.

  • Spencer

    Thanks for the post. I just called them up. Praying for him. Thanks, fellas.

  • Pokinatcha

    I will definitely keep him and his family in prayer!

  • dispatcher

    I requested my kit today. And I sent out an e-mail to all of my friends and family asking for their help.

  • Amanda Nable

    Thank you so much for writing this post. I am a donor recruiter at DKMS Americas and would like to let everyone know that we NEVER make it mandatory for the donor to cover the $65 registration cost, but we gladly accept and appreciate any voluntary contribution that is made.

    Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
    Every ten minutes someone dies from a blood cancer.
    Ten minutes of your time, might help save a life.

    Please email us at for more information or give us a call toll free at 866.340.DKMS (3567)

    Give the Gift of Life and register as a marrow donor TODAY!

  • MMmike

    wow…Hey Amanda…thanks for the info….we’re glad to be helping James Christopher out. My family and I are going to have dinner with his family tonight, so I’m going to try and get a picture of us up on the blog soon.


  • Jennifer

    Just called and sent an email. Saying prayers for James and for MM and SLOBS!

    May blessings overflow in 2009!


  • Susan

    Thank-you Dear brothers of MercyMe,for posting the urgent prayer request for James Christopher & his family. Praying that God would provide Strength & guidance through out this season. Also prayer that Holy Spirit would touch the hearts & souls of others to response to this request of help! That there would 100% match from the search, so James could get healthier to enjoy & fellowship with others.
    Take care, God bless you!!

    Susan B

  • Rob

    Wow very touching. With your guidance through God, I just ordered my kit. I am praying that I am a match or that God will use someone else to help cure James Christopher. I appreciate your ministry and look forward to some great updates on this young man.

    God Bless for a Healthy New Year,

  • Z


    I emailed for the kit, but doubt they will accept me. I’m as big as Bart and obesity might be a deferral.

    Love, Jim

  • Mymayhem

    Very sorry to have read this post. That poor child!! What a blessing to be a SLOB and have so many of us able to register/help. We will be praying for a match soon!

  • Brenda E

    Thank you Mike and Mercy Me for getting the word out on this so it could get the attention it deserves for many.
    I called but they were out so I e-mailed them.
    God’s blessings over James Christopher and his family. I pray one of us here would be a match.

    Brenda E.

  • Amy Halleran

    I was registered and tested at my half marathon in November 08. Does that mean if I’m a match for James Christopher, they would know that just by looking in the database? Or does his family need to ask them to look at me? I’ll help if I can.

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