I’ve had this on the calendar for a few weeks now but wanted to put one more reminder out there via the site since the cause is aimed at helping a legendary musician for the Hardcore music scene. The why’s and where’s are all lined out in the event copy below so check that out.
“The big shabang!!!! FREE show in Tompkins Square Park w/ Breakdown, Token Entry, Cro-Mags, Antidote, Maximum Penalty. Gary “Dr. Know” Miller of the Bad Brains awareness benefit show. There will be a station set up on the premises to accept donations to his Go Fund Me page.
As many of you know, Gary Miller (aka Dr. Know or Doc), guitarist of the Legendary Washington DC punk band Bad Brains, suffered cardiac arrest in early November last year. His condition quickly progressed to multiple organ failure, and he was on life support for almost 2 weeks. At the time, his doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival. But by the power of PMA, LOVE and FAMILY, he was able to pull through and survive.
He spent nearly three months in the hospital, until he was finally able to be transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility where he is getting the proper physical therapy and treatment that he needs to make a full recovery. In medical rehab, he continues to make incredible progress every day. Doc and his loved ones are now confident that he will make a full recovery and continue to touch our lives with his incredible music, kindness, and positivity.
We started this campaign in an effort to raise money for Doc’s medical expenses and additional care that will be needed once he returns home. Doc did not have medical insurance at the time of his hospitalization, and the multiple medical bills have created an overwhelming financial strain that Doc and his family are not able to handle on their own. Since Doc has been unable to work since early November when this happened, he also needs help with his living expenses until he can make a full recovery and get back to work.
All funds contributed to this campaign will be directly deposited into a bank account created by a representative of the Bad Brains specifically for this purpose. Any amount of money you can contribute to this fund is greatly appreciated by Doc and his family.
Dr. Know sincerely thanks all of you for the continued support and truly believes that all of your love and PMA has allowed him to recover so quickly, against all odds! Please keep the PMA coming!”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I would love to be here and help out the cause I am out of town for the weekend but I wanted to make sure there was one more reminder about this happening so as many fans as possible could be on point lending that necessary love. The Hardcore music scene has ALWAYS been a tight knit one and we witnessed this most recently at the 30th Anniversary show for the band Sick Of It All. So clear your schedule for today and get over to Tompkins Square Park nice and early and see as many bands as possible and connect with as many friends as you see to make sure you are all on each others radar if you’ve lost touch for some reason or another. Take photos and post to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook so those faraway fans can see what went down. Get well soon Dr. Know!!!!