DANNY UZI & ERIK SMYTH's ACCIDENT FUND

$20,616 of $100k goal

Raised by 306 people in 49 months
Christina Nelson   WOODACRE, CA

This is dedicated to a couple of amazing musicians.
Danny Uzilevsky and Erik Smyth were leaving a gig traveling south on 101 when they collided with a drunk driver who got on the freeway going the wrong way. Both vehicles were traveling 65 m.p.h. upon impact. Thankfully they survived this horrific head-on collision and have been treated at Santa Rosa General Hospital.

As most of you know, being a professional musician doesn't pay very well,.. in the first place, and neither Danny or Erik are even able to work much, if at all, after receiving severe injuries from this horrible accident. They will each incur living and/or survival expenses and precious equipment damages that will most likely exceed $100,000.This is made impossible, when neither Danny or Erik, due to their injuries, are able to work to cover these hefty expenses.

We are grateful for any & all donations - No donation is too small or too great. Help us to to help them get through this event with grace & as much ease a possible.We all know that life is filled with uncertain circumstance but WE as a community can do our best to keep the love strong & help those we love in the hardest of times.

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Update 11
48 months ago
Ok - wow !! Word has it that all of our prayers are working!!! Danny has taken a turn for the better!!! Hurray!! Keeping healing brother!
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Update 10
48 months ago
As some of you may already know Danny will have to continue staying in the ICU longer than hoped. He is recovering, but with 2 punctured lungs... need I say more. Thank you for your on going support & prayers ! It's a long road ahead ~ but it is a road paved with lots of love....
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Update 9
48 months ago
Erik has been released from the hospital & is now home . He is in recovery & although he is in better condition than before he still needs all the love, support & positive vibes from of of us. We love you Erik! Get well soon.
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Update 8
48 months ago
Update from Cythia Lewis:
Hey everyone! Here's your latest Danny Uzilevsky update....Danny is still on the ventilator, he has been given extra blood to raise his oxygen levels before they take it out. The WHEN in this matter is not going to be something we get to know, as it is based on oxygen tests.They have told his mom that when he DOES get it out, he is going to be in lots of pain. THIS I can relate to on at least a s
mall level. When you break ribs, it hurts just to breathe. It hurts even more to cough, laugh, or god forbid sneeze. In my case, after a moto accident in Thailand that left me with just one broken rib, I could hardly breathe or move for the first few days. I am telling you this because in DANNY's case, his throat too is going to hurt like hell from the breathing tube, PLUS two punctured lungs, PLUS more than one broken rib....so the healing time for him will be a lot more intense.. Danny's mother has told me there are people visiting who just stay too long and talk too loud, and expect a reaction from Danny...this is an issue. Ideally, once again, NO visits! If however you are going to be stubborn about that, you must be quiet, don't stimulate him, and as Rachel said, please don't come expecting a response from him, as EVERYTHING hurts..and being stimulated by people makes it hard for him, in my opinion its because as we all know, he is a performer and a very polite person, that will want to make others feel acknowledged. Get my drift? ;-) The leg is doing fine for now, surgery went well...thats all for now. Rachel is getting some MUCH needed rest tonight, so for any of you who have her number please leave her be for now;-) Thanks everyone, he is on the mend and keep sending him good mojo!!!
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Mathew Green
48 months ago

So sorry to hear about the accident.....awesome to see the community get together for these great brothers...sending love, healing and light, heal well, heal fast! In New Jersey till the second...but Ill be there in spirit!

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Paul Bartolini
48 months ago

Danny and Eric, my prayers go out to you both. If there is any thing I can do to help you guys out don't hesitate to let me know. Just moved to Reno, so I feel like I am far away, but I'm there for you if you need anything. Take care and stay in touch.

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Jill Waters
48 months ago

Drunk driving is not an accident. I'm so sorry this happened to you guys. We need medical care for all!

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Ian Hopper
48 months ago

I'm glad to see so many people supporting our local music icons in their time of need. You boys heal up quick, savvy? I expect it will be a while, but I look forward to seeing you guys rocking the stage again in the future. I'm sending healing energy and positive thoughts your way!

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Elena Keating
48 months ago

I just love our music community! This is such a wonderful show of love and support for these two great guys. I love watching the total raised grow and the ideas below about reaching out to other organizations are perfect! I think we're doing the best and fastest for of fundraising possible. RIGHT ON.

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Mark Langton
48 months ago

Great idea, Christina. I'll be supporting tonight's event at 19 Broadway. Sending healing thoughts, prayers and love.

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Gail Goodwin
48 months ago

I was so saddened to hear about your accident. It breaks my heart to know you're suffering. Yet I'm glad you're mending. I wish you a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing you rockin' soon. Sending much love to my friends. XO

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Juliana Inman
48 months ago

I contacted MusiCares (mentioned below) and received a call back yesterday. They have contacted family members and former manager and will be helping out. Their website is here: http://www.grammy.org/musicares.

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Maria Perrin
49 months ago

I'm contacting Sweet Relief in the morning. Would like to step it up to high gear with them. If anyone has already contacted them, please let me know. If not, I AM ON IT!!

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Melaney Stuart
49 months ago

Love you both so much! xoxo

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Steve Wolf
49 months ago

Your in my thoughts. SamuraiWolf will be playing to raise money for you tonight. We'll do our best.

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Jennifer Smith
49 months ago

Hope all goes well with the two of you...sending lots of healing energy your way!

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Lisa Holt
49 months ago

*sniff sniff*...sad but so happy both Danny and Erik are healing...the fax wouldn't be the same without our musical angels...

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Jb Diamond
49 months ago

Pony up the cash people...They are worth it.

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William Savage
49 months ago

So sorry to hear about this. Please keep us fans updated on Danny and Erik's progress. Thanks to the D&C for putting this together so quickly.

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Cj Shelker
49 months ago

I never met these guys, but I sent the info to my friend at MusicCares. Best wishes to the bandmates/friends of Zoe's dad.

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Jory Prum
49 months ago

http://bit.ly/uzi-smyth-bucket Want to help Danny Uzilevsky and Erik Smyth but don't have a credit card? You can come to the Sleeping Lady and put your cash contribution into this tub, which can be found sitting on the bar. All contributions are gratefully accepted and will be delivered to Danny and Erik!

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Ian Citti
49 months ago

Thanks for putting this together, Christina & Darren.

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Taylor Brooks
49 months ago

Thank you, Christina & Darren, for getting this together and keeping us updated. Bless you guys!

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Hayes Walsh
49 months ago

so sad! Met Danny for the first time when he came into backyardBOOGIE on Friday. There's got to be a fundraising event for these guys!! backyardBOOGIE is down to host anytime

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$20,616 of $100k goal

Raised by 306 people in 49 months
Created August 19, 2012
ES
$20
Erik Smyth
19 months ago
JR
$80
Jenny Riviere
45 months ago

I wish I could give more.

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JK
$100
Jeff Kral
47 months ago

Get well Danny.

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MM
$100
Matt Mercurio
47 months ago

Take it easy, Danny! We'll be right here waiting when you return. =Matt Mercurio

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GN
$100
Gina Ness
47 months ago

For two incredibly talented and accomplished men... Let the healing continue!

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$100
ellen elizabeth
47 months ago
SB
$100
Sanford Barnett
47 months ago

Get Well Soon....

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$250
Anonymous
47 months ago
R
$50
Rik
47 months ago
GC
$50
George Crum
48 months ago

Hope you're doing better Danny.

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Mathew Green
48 months ago

So sorry to hear about the accident.....awesome to see the community get together for these great brothers...sending love, healing and light, heal well, heal fast! In New Jersey till the second...but Ill be there in spirit!

+ Read More
Paul Bartolini
48 months ago

Danny and Eric, my prayers go out to you both. If there is any thing I can do to help you guys out don't hesitate to let me know. Just moved to Reno, so I feel like I am far away, but I'm there for you if you need anything. Take care and stay in touch.

+ Read More
Jill Waters
48 months ago

Drunk driving is not an accident. I'm so sorry this happened to you guys. We need medical care for all!

+ Read More
Ian Hopper
48 months ago

I'm glad to see so many people supporting our local music icons in their time of need. You boys heal up quick, savvy? I expect it will be a while, but I look forward to seeing you guys rocking the stage again in the future. I'm sending healing energy and positive thoughts your way!

+ Read More
Elena Keating
48 months ago

I just love our music community! This is such a wonderful show of love and support for these two great guys. I love watching the total raised grow and the ideas below about reaching out to other organizations are perfect! I think we're doing the best and fastest for of fundraising possible. RIGHT ON.

+ Read More
Mark Langton
48 months ago

Great idea, Christina. I'll be supporting tonight's event at 19 Broadway. Sending healing thoughts, prayers and love.

+ Read More
Gail Goodwin
48 months ago

I was so saddened to hear about your accident. It breaks my heart to know you're suffering. Yet I'm glad you're mending. I wish you a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing you rockin' soon. Sending much love to my friends. XO

+ Read More
Juliana Inman
48 months ago

I contacted MusiCares (mentioned below) and received a call back yesterday. They have contacted family members and former manager and will be helping out. Their website is here: http://www.grammy.org/musicares.

+ Read More
Maria Perrin
49 months ago

I'm contacting Sweet Relief in the morning. Would like to step it up to high gear with them. If anyone has already contacted them, please let me know. If not, I AM ON IT!!

+ Read More
Melaney Stuart
49 months ago

Love you both so much! xoxo

+ Read More
Steve Wolf
49 months ago

Your in my thoughts. SamuraiWolf will be playing to raise money for you tonight. We'll do our best.

+ Read More
Jennifer Smith
49 months ago

Hope all goes well with the two of you...sending lots of healing energy your way!

+ Read More
Lisa Holt
49 months ago

*sniff sniff*...sad but so happy both Danny and Erik are healing...the fax wouldn't be the same without our musical angels...

+ Read More
Jb Diamond
49 months ago

Pony up the cash people...They are worth it.

+ Read More
William Savage
49 months ago

So sorry to hear about this. Please keep us fans updated on Danny and Erik's progress. Thanks to the D&C for putting this together so quickly.

+ Read More
Cj Shelker
49 months ago

I never met these guys, but I sent the info to my friend at MusicCares. Best wishes to the bandmates/friends of Zoe's dad.

+ Read More
Jory Prum
49 months ago

http://bit.ly/uzi-smyth-bucket Want to help Danny Uzilevsky and Erik Smyth but don't have a credit card? You can come to the Sleeping Lady and put your cash contribution into this tub, which can be found sitting on the bar. All contributions are gratefully accepted and will be delivered to Danny and Erik!

+ Read More
Ian Citti
49 months ago

Thanks for putting this together, Christina & Darren.

+ Read More
Taylor Brooks
49 months ago

Thank you, Christina & Darren, for getting this together and keeping us updated. Bless you guys!

+ Read More
Hayes Walsh
49 months ago

so sad! Met Danny for the first time when he came into backyardBOOGIE on Friday. There's got to be a fundraising event for these guys!! backyardBOOGIE is down to host anytime

+ Read More
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