James Armando

James Armando is an English musician best known for his work with bands such as Villagers, Kings of Leon, and Fugazi. In April of 2018, Armando was diagnosed with Stage 3 Dementia, a progressive progressive dementia, which is a slow-growing dementia that starts with little motor skills. Today, Armando is an accomplished musician, known for his work with bands such as Bruised, Can't Buy Me Love, and the National, among others. Armando is 27 years old, has a wife, Kalyn, and a young son, James. They reside in Melbourne, Australia.

James has recently been having bouts of fatigue and was beginning to show signs of deterioration, especially his speech. Doctors were concerned that he was suffering from dementia, but James refused to believe it.  James is a proud person and has always been the first person to help someone in need. When he first started working at the venue, he was the receptionist, that he is now the band manager. Due to the odds that he was diagnosed with Stage 3, his only option to keep his job was to declare for disability, which he refused to do. He did however, have the option to get a new job that would have put him in a different position.

James is currently on a disability pension of $110 per fortnight, which is not enough to keep up with the medical bills and his family's needs. James has three children, ages 19, 11, and 5, and is the sole employee. The amount of time James is out of work is unknown at this time. 

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James Armando


  • Ben McCoy donated $100
    James is an important member of the MCG family. Hugs to you and your family!
    • 2 mos
  • Melissa Nix donated $100
    Hoping James has a speedy recovery
    • 2 mos
  • Kylie Hayes donated $50
    James Armando you are an amazing human and a great guy. You got this. I hope you get well soon. Keep on fighting Jim.
    • 2 mos
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