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CYNIC's Paul Masvidal Asks Fans To Fund Communication Device For Intubated COVID-19 Patients

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Cynic vocalist and guitarist Paul Masvidal is asking for fans' help in the fight against COVID-19. Masvidal reveals he used to work quite a bit with terminally ill patients for a long time, and once help invent a communication device called the EZ Board. Masvidal said that while he's no longer with the company that produces the EZ Board, he's asking fans to donate to help give free EZ Boards to intubated COVID-19 patients.

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The GoFundMe is available here.

Hello friends,

As some of you may know, I've worked as a volunteer with the terminally ill for a long time. I rarely talk about this aspect of my life, since it's always felt like something I should keep quiet. Well, I've had a change of heart now due to the situation we're all in.

A couple decades ago, myself and a partner invented a communication device called the ‘EZ Board’ to help intubated patients communicate with hospital staff. We are in a global crisis now during which hundreds of patients are being intubated daily.

Intubated COVID-19 patients are too weak to write legibly and cannot speak, which leaves them scared, anxious, and often in a state of delirium which can lead to complications and prolonged hospital stays.

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Vidatak, a company I started but am no longer involved with, produces and distributes the EZ Board, and is providing them to hospitals around the world free of charge. However, supplies and funding for shipping are dwindling fast.

Please help if you can by contributing to the Go Fund Me (link below) so they can ramp up production and distribution. I know from years of first hand experience, that the EZ Board makes a difference and helps patients fighting for their lives and the healthcare workers fighting to save them.

Thanks for your support and please share.

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