Jim Anderson Cancer Fund

$19,955 of $25k goal

Raised by 263 people in 12 months
Kirsten Powell
on behalf of James Anderson
 SEATTLE, WA
The time has come to share James Anderson's story with everyone.  Jim is my Sound Engineer Mentor. He unleashed myself 16 years ago as well as many others over the years into the Seattle Sound Engineering/Music Community.

Jim started doing sound in Seattle in 1981. He was a staple at The old Crocodile Cafe through the 90's and 2000's and transitioned to touring with The Sonics after the Crocodile's initial closure/revamp. Unfortunately his health issues cut that part of his career short as the constant traveling caught up with him, he spent time in a hospital in Boston which ultimately sent him back home to Seattle to undergo further testing at The University of WA.

Jim is a pretty private person so many of you may not know the obstacles he is currently up against.

In December of 2015, after a lot of testing, poking and prodding he was diagnosed  with Liver Disease/Liver Cirrhosis and placed on a transplant waiting list with UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing).  Routine screening then detected Liver Cancer (Hepato Cellular Carcinoma, HCC) in February 2016. 

He begins his radiation treatment tomorrow, April 29, 2016 in preparation for a liver transplant slotted for approximately 18 months from now.  

As I'm sure you are all aware, radiation treatment is not easy on the body and he now needs our help to stay afloat financially while he is fighting this.  He has some minimal income with a few club installs around town but will not be able to physically do what he loves and has been doing for 36 years...being Seattle's Sound Guy. 

Even if you do not know Jim personally, you have no doubt enjoyed his work over the years at a venue in Seattle. Whether that be The Crocodile, Slim's Last Chance, Chop Suey, The Central or seeing The Sonics.  Maybe he made your band sound amazing, maybe you were a patron at a club and got the goosebumps from an amazing experience seeing your favorite band.  Either way now is the time to give back.

This will be an ongoing GoFundMe page throughout his treatments/recovery. All proceeds will go to Jim Anderson to help him financially while he fights this.

There are some benefits at local venues in the works as well.  As things progress I will continue with updates...

Anything helps...thanks for reading and please share!
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Update 8
Posted by Kirsten Powell
3 months ago
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Sunday Update: Jim is doing well and was transferred from ICU to a room today. He is in good spirits and finally ate some solid food today! I will update again once he is accepting visitors. Here is a photo of him today. Thanks again to all of you! <3
Jim post surgery. Doing really well!!
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Update 7
Posted by Kirsten Powell
3 months ago
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Saturday Update: The surgery was successful! He came out of the OR at about 9:30am and has been transferred to the ICU. The next 24-48 hours are critical but as of right now all is well! He will be accepting visitors Monday or Tuesday. As soon as I know for sure I will update again. Keep all the positive healing vibes coming! <3
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Update 6
Posted by Kirsten Powell
3 months ago
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Friends of Jim! He finally got the call for his new liver! He has just arrived at The UW Medical Center and will be going into surgery tonight or tomorrow morning. Cross your fingers and your toes that everything goes well. I will continue with updates as I get them. Thank you to everyone who has donated and helped in any way. So exciting! A Friday the 13th, Wolf Moon Liver!!! I would expect nothing less. <3
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Update 5
Posted by Kirsten Powell
9 months ago
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Mark your calendars! Jim's Benefit show has confirmed on August 7th at Slim's Last Chance Saloon in Georgetown. FEATURING AN ALL-STAR NORTHWEST GARAGE ROCK BAND with Current and past members of The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, The Bomboras, The Lords of Altamont Official, The Boss Martians and Girl Trouble.
Link to Jim's Benefit Show via Facebook Events and Slim's Last Chance Website.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1725231521090678/
http://www.slimslastchance.com/shows.html
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2567999
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Jessika Daly
12 months ago
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Eddie Spaghetti and family are thinking of you.

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Kirsten Powell
12 months ago
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Update: The benefit Sunday at Slim's Last Chance has been postponed to a future date. More info when the new date confirms!

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Geoff Robinson
3 months ago

Great to see you doing better Jim. Blood Circus send good thoughts your way.

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Terry Lee Hale
3 months ago

Very good to see you up already Jim. I know it's been a long dark road. Keep your spirits up and follow doctors orders! We need you back to work! :)

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Michael Pettit
9 months ago

1991-1995. We were much younger then. I always appreciated your candor. Warm, kind and hard working. Mixing at the Croc was always a blast! I've thought about you many times over the years and those memories always bring a smile to my face. Thank you Jim for making my job much easier and the two for one drinks! Blessings to you for increased good health. Mike Pettit - Sound Engineer - Dirt Love, Snake Boy, Milk and Money, Inflatable Soul, Green Apple Quickstep

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$19,955 of $25k goal

Raised by 263 people in 12 months
Created April 28, 2016
Kirsten Powell  
on behalf of James Anderson
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Harry Wirth
3 months ago
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Anonymous
3 months ago
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Anna B
3 months ago
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Allison Maryatt
3 months ago
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Thinking of you Jim, and wishing for the best possible outcome. Hang in there!

RW
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Rusty Willoughby
3 months ago
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how did i not know this about jim? stoic per usual. jim, you've helped me out a million times over the years. i wish i could make you 100% well. love ya man.

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Julie Newkirk
3 months ago
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My best wishes are with you, Jim. You got this!!

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Anonymous
3 months ago
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Tomoko Miyanaga
4 months ago
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Stephen Wippich
7 months ago
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Get well! Hang in there!

TJ
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Tony James
7 months ago
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Sending you best wishes from England.

Jessika Daly
12 months ago
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Eddie Spaghetti and family are thinking of you.

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Kirsten Powell
12 months ago
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Update: The benefit Sunday at Slim's Last Chance has been postponed to a future date. More info when the new date confirms!

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Geoff Robinson
3 months ago

Great to see you doing better Jim. Blood Circus send good thoughts your way.

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Terry Lee Hale
3 months ago

Very good to see you up already Jim. I know it's been a long dark road. Keep your spirits up and follow doctors orders! We need you back to work! :)

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Michael Pettit
9 months ago

1991-1995. We were much younger then. I always appreciated your candor. Warm, kind and hard working. Mixing at the Croc was always a blast! I've thought about you many times over the years and those memories always bring a smile to my face. Thank you Jim for making my job much easier and the two for one drinks! Blessings to you for increased good health. Mike Pettit - Sound Engineer - Dirt Love, Snake Boy, Milk and Money, Inflatable Soul, Green Apple Quickstep

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