It is never easy to report that a great musician and friend to the scene is fighting for their life. But, that's exactly what Dead Cross and Retox member Michael Crain is currently going through at this time.
He has gone public with his cancer battle since being diagnosed this past July, and a new GoFundMe campaign has been launched by Ipecac Records to help with medical costs that are piling up fast. Read their statement below, and do what you can to help!
“Many of you know our Ipecac family member Michael Crain (DEAD CROSS, RETOX, CUNTS).
On July 17th he was diagnosed with a form of cancer known as SCC or Squamous Cell Carcinoma after a routine surgery to remove a Bronchial Cyst. Since then, he underwent a bilateral tonsillectomy as well as multiple biopsy’s and tests.
At the end of September, Mike will begin radiation therapy coupled with chemotherapy.
Although the prognosis for his recovery is high, Mike (like so many others with health insurance) is now faced with a depleted savings account and increasing credit card debt just to cover his Kaiser co-payments. We created this GoFundMe page to help offset Mike‘s expenses so he can focus on getting well without financial stress.
Many of you know Michael Crain is a talented musician, but what you may not know is that he is a stellar human being. He is deeply involved in his home community, and can often be found rescuing dogs and people alike. We recognize that these are uncertain times. Taking care of our own is how we fight back. The personal is political.
Let’s keep Michael Crain on the planet for as long as we can.
The Ipecac Family”
Every bit helps, so if you can spare something, anything, visit the GoFundMe page at the link below!