Please Help Marc!

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Early Monday morning the 2nd of February Marc Earley the bass player for my band The Growl was the victim of an unprovoked assault at an Oporto restaurant near the corner of Pelican and Oxford st in Surry Hills. His attacker blinded him with his left hand whilst intentionally breaking the ring finger on his left hand at a right angle, causing two fractures on the upper knuckle. The Doctors at the emergency department at the Prince of Wales Hospital have told us that Marc must have surgery within 48 hours from a specialist to achieve any kind of full recovery which will allow Marc to continue his life as a working musician.
Marc has devoted his life to music, through study, teaching, performance and is one of the most talented musicians I have ever and will ever meet.
As well as being an integral member of The Growl, a widely respected upright bassist in the Australian jazz community and a mentor and role model to the students he teaches, Marc has committed most of his life the past few years creating a reputation as an incredibly gifted film scorer.
Not only has this act of unprovoked violence caused Marc a lot of pain and distress it will severely impact his livelihood in the coming months. Marc will have to attend occupational therapy everyday after his surgery if he is to regain the full use of his hand.
Any of you who know Marc, know him for the gentle, friendly and ever laughing bloke he is and didn't deserve any of this.
Being a week to week working musician Marc doesn't have health or income insurance. If you can spare anything to help Marc make a full recovery and get through this tough spot a donation would be so appreciated. His hands are his life.


Thanks so much.

Cam
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Hey everyone,

Thank you all so so so much for unbelievable the amount off support everyone has given to Marc over the past few weeks. What happened to Marc has and will continue to alter the course of his life dramatically. It's an ominous thing to deal with, having the most important thing in your life, the only thing in your life and what you have spent your life working so hard at, taken away from you.
Without the overwhelming amount of donations we couldn't have actually got Marc in to see the amazing medical team he's currently being treated by. Thank you so much to Marc's surgeon Mr. Jeff Ecker, he has said they achieved the best possible result in surgery that they could have hoped for due to the complexity of the injury and now it's up to Marc and his rehabilitation therapists to work as hard as they can to regain movement.
Marc has asked that I stop the go fund me page and has also asked me to pass on his deepest gratitude to everyone who either donated or simply wished him well on a speedy recovery.
I don't know how we will ever be able to repay the kindness you have shown.

Thank you again,

Cameron

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Hey everyone,

paypal have come through the page is back online, sorry to all of you who could'nt get through yesterday and thank you to all of you who have donated already. Please let your friends who couldnt get through that its working again, Thanks for all of you support

Cam
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Hi everyone,

paypal have fed me some jargon about needing up to 24 hours to confirm my identity becasue i put my address as "........ St" instead of "......... ST" im really sorry i missed my shift button everyone, pleaaassee be patient, im working on it, thank you so much everyone.

Cam
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Penny Newcombe
67 months ago

Eddie vedder gave a shout out for this tonight.

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Touty McToutface
67 months ago

Terrible! If Marc has any kind of superannuation fund there should be some kind of disability insurance included, worth looking in to also.

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Ben Gartrell
67 months ago

If anyones keen I may have a guitar to auction fir the cause - pm me if this could help :)

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André Ploeg
67 months ago

WOW, great support all round, looks like you have allot of thankyou cards to write! Well maybe after you have recovered, if that's your writing hand that needs recovering.... if not, no excuses lol. Take it easy mate, see you in the ice-cream isle!!

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Konrad Kowalko
67 months ago

Mam nadziej e wszystko bdzie dobrze.

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Adam Twitch
67 months ago

if we raise enough can we fund finding the guy and break his hand?

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Maddy Johnston
67 months ago

I've tried to donate twice but I keep getting the error message: Error Message Your payment can't be completed because one of the receivers can't accept payments at this time. If you know how I can fix this let me know because I want to help out. All the best and I hope people are generous. Xo

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Lexi Keller
67 months ago

Woah~ Hey sad to hear this. I'm a muso/teacher and fractured my hand so understand what its like to have livelihood taken at an instant. My thoughts are with you Marc and if I hadn't donated my last savings to the kids in Africa I would be donating right now. I'm glad you have great friends and a supportive community to set this up for you. Know I'm with you throughout the healing process and please contact me if you want to talk to someone who understands. I'm here mate. Lots of love & luck through the healing process. I hope they find the attackers and have them put away. I'll certainly support that !

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Shannon Harris
67 months ago

I want to donate but I don't have paypal, I'm gonna try get paypal:( I was a student of Marc's and I realllllllllly hope he has a full recovery :( Get well Marc

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Kate Fisher
67 months ago

Hi, I intend to donate once Paypal is working. I have also asked Support Act to contact you as the may be able to help. http://www.supportact.com.au/

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Simon Jeans
67 months ago
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67 months ago
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Stuart Parker
67 months ago

I'm sure Kev will spot u, but cheers from his brother ;)

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67 months ago
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67 months ago
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67 months ago
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Evan Davis
67 months ago
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Reuben Rogers
67 months ago

Get better Marc!! The Bass Brotherhood needs you!

MG
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67 months ago
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$5
Balbi Prado
67 months ago

I would like donate a bit more... but I can´t

Penny Newcombe
67 months ago

Eddie vedder gave a shout out for this tonight.

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Touty McToutface
67 months ago

Terrible! If Marc has any kind of superannuation fund there should be some kind of disability insurance included, worth looking in to also.

+ Read More
Ben Gartrell
67 months ago

If anyones keen I may have a guitar to auction fir the cause - pm me if this could help :)

+ Read More
André Ploeg
67 months ago

WOW, great support all round, looks like you have allot of thankyou cards to write! Well maybe after you have recovered, if that's your writing hand that needs recovering.... if not, no excuses lol. Take it easy mate, see you in the ice-cream isle!!

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Konrad Kowalko
67 months ago

Mam nadziej e wszystko bdzie dobrze.

+ Read More
Adam Twitch
67 months ago

if we raise enough can we fund finding the guy and break his hand?

+ Read More
Maddy Johnston
67 months ago

I've tried to donate twice but I keep getting the error message: Error Message Your payment can't be completed because one of the receivers can't accept payments at this time. If you know how I can fix this let me know because I want to help out. All the best and I hope people are generous. Xo

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Lexi Keller
67 months ago

Woah~ Hey sad to hear this. I'm a muso/teacher and fractured my hand so understand what its like to have livelihood taken at an instant. My thoughts are with you Marc and if I hadn't donated my last savings to the kids in Africa I would be donating right now. I'm glad you have great friends and a supportive community to set this up for you. Know I'm with you throughout the healing process and please contact me if you want to talk to someone who understands. I'm here mate. Lots of love & luck through the healing process. I hope they find the attackers and have them put away. I'll certainly support that !

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Shannon Harris
67 months ago

I want to donate but I don't have paypal, I'm gonna try get paypal:( I was a student of Marc's and I realllllllllly hope he has a full recovery :( Get well Marc

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Kate Fisher
67 months ago

Hi, I intend to donate once Paypal is working. I have also asked Support Act to contact you as the may be able to help. http://www.supportact.com.au/

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