Hey guys. I rarely make posts like this, and I've never made a request like this before, but this is me reaching out to all of you for help.
This is my friend Jeff and his family. He's been my lab partner from 10th grade science, my roommate in college, and like family to me for over 20 years.
Last weekend he fell over 15 feet and sustained some major injuries, including a broken spine that's left him paralyzed from mid-abdomen down. His prognosis is a question mark; he may improve a lot as he heals, but it's also very possible that this is his new reality.
His son Aiden is still a little guy. His wife Jing is a superhero. His family is amazing and supportive, but the truth is that the future just became incredibly uncertain for all of them. Major changes have to happen - he needs an accessible house to come back to, new forms of transportation, and enough medical care to put a financial strain on any family. The emotional strain is more than enough already.
That's why I'm asking for your help today. Well-wishes do mean a lot and I don't want to obligate anyone beyond their own means - but if you have anything to spare, every dollar will help. Fifty cents will help. This family has no idea what they're facing in the future and every cent will be appreciated more than you know.
If you're not in a position to donate, that's totally ok. I could use help spreading the word - I don't use social media to the extent that most do so my resources are limited in this regard.
I just want the best for this kind and gracious human who's been such a big part of my life - and I know my #CoMiyavi family is made from some of the most kind and wonderful humans out there. Please help me make sure Jeff feels that vibe we all create at the shows together.
The link to Jeff's GoFundMe is in my profile. To my family and for my family, anything helps. You guys are the best and I love you all ❤️ Thanks for taking the time to read this, and remember to hug your loved ones today.