Tampa screamo act Rescuer heave released a b-side to raise money for lead singer JP Marra’s nephew, who has been recently diagnosed with kidney disease.
The singer had this to say:
Last week my family received some terrible news. PLEASE take a minute to read this.
My nephew, Tye, has had a myriad of health issues since his birth. These health issues have made it impossible for him to walk, communicate, or even control his muscles in any way. He’s now 6 years old. My sister, Tara, has dealt with this as a single parent. Both of them still keep a smile on their faces.
Tye has a kidney disease called Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). His kidneys are degrading at an alarming rate as a result. Last week we were told that they are working at about 15%.The only option is a transplant. Unfortunately, even if the transplant is successful, the doctors say that the disease has a 60-90% chance of returning.
At this rate, they’ve told us that he has about 6 months left to live.
My sister has decided to take a trip to Boston Children’s Hospital to get a second opinion. They are the #1 hospital in the nation for Children’s Nephrology. My family is by no means a rich family, and we unfortunately don’t have the money to completely cover the costs associated with the visit. The feeling of helplessness in this situation is entirely overwhelming.
The one thing I can offer is to try and use this B-Side from our new record to help enough money to help fund the trip. This song is almost a “part 2” of ‘Shame’, from our last record. Both songs are about my nephew and the struggles him and my sister go through while dealing with all of this. Please donate what you can.
You can download the song, titled “Smile” by clicking this link.
Rescuer will release Anxiety Answering on June 3, 2014 via No Sleep Records.
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