Hi you guys. My friend Mike (you tMG people may know him from the "color in your cheeks" iowa city trance remix) was at an ATM in Fort Dodge when some guys demanded his wallet. Had Mike asked them for a lifeline and called me, I'd have told him to give them his wallet, but he didn't, and he got stomped real bad and has a detached retina and a broken hand. If he can't get surgery, he's going to lose the use of his right eye. He's also off work until the hand heals.
His friend and co-blogger Jeromy has a post about it here:
Anybody who wants to give me a Christmas present, please help out my friend, that would be the best present I could get. Just to personally testify: I don't make a lot of friends. I have a hard time feeling comfortable around people. I met Mike when I was working in Ames and it was one of those "God, I thought I was never going to meet anybody I could get along with again" situations for me. Anybody who can relate to what I'm talking about will know how I feel when my friend could lose his eye.
Crossposting this at the band board - I'm abroad now but obviously there'll be some kind of small token "thanks guys" if my people come across, probably in the form of some old song.
FYI yes I will still end up putting up the "give to Farm Sanctuary this Xmas" post, I can't help myself OK.
Since I can't do the whole donate online thing, I thought I would try to help by posting it here!