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As some of you who are familiar with the band Defeater might know, Derek fucked himself all up and now finds himself needing hip replacement surgery. As you can imagine this comes somewhere in the vicinity of 50K which is a huge obstacle for anybody.We throwing in our hat and trying to help the guy raise some cash. This is taken from Dereks page.
"Many of you have expressed concern upon noticing the issues I’ve had with my hip and left leg. For many months now I have been battling with the pain, immobility & the fact that I am in desperate need of a hip replacement. (Under the opinion and recommendation of two different doctors and one surgeon). After having surgery scheduled and then cancelled by insurance, I was forced to ask my band to withdraw our position on The Wonder Years tour. Playing music and having the opportunity to share experiences with fans of Defeater & Alcoa have been the only things I’ve ever felt really validated my passion as a musician. It truly breaks my heart to have to turn down those opportunities because I cannot afford to risk my hip breaking as well as having this procedure done on my own. Warped Tour, The August Burns Red and Caspian tours left me feeling like I couldn’t put as much into physically playing and performing as I very much want. And having to cancel The Wonder Years tour was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make.
All of this has brought me to do something many of you will know is out of character for me. I need to set aside my pride and ask for the help that so many of you have offered over the past year. And before going any further, I would like to thank each and every one of you that has wished me well, shaken my hand, sang along, and been more supportive than I could ever dream of…”
-Derek Paul Archambault
More info on this PledgeMusic campaign at the link below. Please take a second to check it out!
Youve all been asking for a Die Fighting shirt for a very long time, so here you go.Go check them out at www.overcastdesignandprint.com