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Help Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete Raise Money For Cancer Treatment

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Thomas Fekete, guitarist for Surfer Blood, is asking for everyone’s help! Visit GoFundMe to help with his treatment costs. Any little bit helps!

 Statement from the band (here’s a link to the FB post) :

Surfer Blood Facebook Post/Band Statement: 

Thomas has been playing guitar in Surfer Blood for nearly 6 years, but since December has been sidelined by treatment for cancer. We miss him everyday on the road but we know he is incredibly strong and we have faith in him, and in his doctors. We hope you can help with a donation of any size, and help spread the word by sharing on social media. Thank you so much for the support!

From Thomas Fekete (Surfer Blood guitarist):

Hey all,

A few months back I had a major surgery to remove a large tumor from my abdomen. I was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer (a sarcoma), which unfortunately has moved. A few days ago, my doctors informed me that it had spread to my lungs and my spine.

The lesion on my lower spine will be treated with radiation, and I’ll also start chemotherapy this week. Because my cancer is so rare, there is very little research on it (cancer treatment is a business after all), so going to a typical doctor and getting loaded with all types of drugs would probably kill me. However, I found a doctor who is on the cutting edge of cancer treatments, and we have assembled a team of brilliant doctors who all seem to be extremely confident in an alternative treatment plan, to complement the chemotherapy. Because these doctors are doing things a bit differently, insurance will only cover a portion of my treatment. I never in my life thought that I would be asking for money publicly, but the universe works in funny ways.

Any bit of help would be massive for me, as I’m no longer able to tour and make a living, and my wonderful wife/best friend whom I just married in November will now be leaving work to help me throughout my treatment. If you can’t help, no worries whatsoever, all I ask is that you spread the word. Any extra funds collected when this is all said and done will be donated to further my doctor’s alternative cancer research. I not only feel great, but I am in great spirits, and I know this will soon be over like a bad dream. Please take care of yourselves, enjoy every single day. Life is beautiful. Love and light always.

-Thom

Here's Thom with his dog, Sachi

Here’s Thom with his dog, Sachi

My favorite Surfer Blood song (still):

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Girl Effect – You Can Help!

In other countries, a lot of girls and their families face poverty. This is not new knowledge. But, did you know that most of them end up married and pregnant by the age of 15? They are no longer in school, and they’re now stuck in a vicious cycle that has no happy ending. In order to help provide for their family, they are forced into selling their bodies. This leads to the spread of STD’s and HIV.

“A survey in India found that girls who married before age 18 were twice as likely to report being beaten, slapped, or threatened by their husbands as were girls who married later.” – Internatl. Center for Research on Women

“75% of 15-24 year olds living with HIV in Africa are female, up from 62% in 2001.” – Global Coalition on Women and AIDS

 

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