David G and Marc VW Medical Fund

$55,304 of $50k goal

Raised by 925 people in 3 months
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Tommy Igoe
on behalf of John Garibaldi
 MILL VALLEY, CA

On January 12, 2017, two beloved musicians, David Garibaldi and Marc Van Wageningen were struck by an Amtrak train in Oakland Califonrnia in front of Yoshi's jazz club before their show with Tower of Power. 

Less than 24 hours has passed, Marc is currently in ICU in a medically induced coma after surgery to remove his spleen and other injuries, and David is awaiting medical prognosis of the broken bones and facial fractures he sustained. This is a life altering event for both of these iconic artists. They are truly lucky to be alive. 

Major, MAJOR medical bills await both musicians with costs that will surely be astronomic. This is going to be a LONG medical journey back. Insurance or not, this is the kind of thing that can derail families, and careers. Let's all come to together to help lighten the financial impact as much as possible and give our fellow artists support when unforeseeable tragedy strikes. 

WE ALL LOVE THESE MUSICIANS AND TOWER OF POWER! If everyone gave a dime for every time we've enjoyed or practiced to Tower of Power's music, we'd have helluva lot of dimes. Think about what truly priceless gifts they have given us and let's all give generously.  

100 percent of all donations will go to Marc and Dave. 100 percent! 

The Groove Conspiracy is making our January 17 show at Yoshis a benefit concert.  A percentage of all proceeds collected will go directly to this fund. 

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Update 3
Posted by Tommy Igoe
3 months ago
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Today is a big day and probably the final message of what has been an incredibly successful Go Fund Me Campaign. Dave and Marc now begin their journey back to peformance and normalcy. David's long time Financial Advisor, Mike Howard, will be transferring the nearly 1000 contributions into an account created exclusively for their benefit as they begin the long road back. Thank you, again, everyone. What a family we all belong to. An incredibly generous, wondrous family!
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Update 2
Posted by Tommy Igoe
3 months ago
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WE HIT AND EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! DAVE IS BLOWN AWAY AND SAID HE WAS IN TEARS! I haven't spoken to Marc personally, as he in heavy healing mode, but when I do, I expect him to be hit just as heavy emotionally. Wow!!!!
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Update 1
Posted by Tommy Igoe
3 months ago
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We're on our way to 35k! You guys are filthy friggin awesome and the good energy you're creating will come back tenfold. Thank you.
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Bill Newell
3 months ago
9
9

Mark and Dave should sign up for Covered California now. It provides three past months of retroactive coverage so hopefully that will also help. The insurance is geared to your ability to pay whatever you can afford.

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Lynnie Heal
3 months ago
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Good luck and take care too.

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Pascal Consoli
3 months ago
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2

well done Tommy and all!

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Colette Harms
3 months ago
2
2

This warms my heart so much that people come together to help. Some can only get five dollars but they're giving it . Others can give more. It gives me hope for humanity. Bless all giving hearts. We are all one. ❤️❤️ My prayers continue for these amazing artist and their families, brothers and sisters.

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Angela Palumbo
3 months ago
1
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Tommy, I know you weren't alone in the effort to make this happen, but it takes a leader to start the ball toward getting things done. You are to be commended for your efforts, and most of all, for the love you share for these guys. Allowing all of us to bring our love, prayers, and monetary support is truly rewarding for you, but it also was a privilege for all of us to help. We continue to pray for DG and Marc's total recovery.

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Grant Cassity
3 months ago
1
1

Please donate and share with your friends! God bless! bit.ly/Van4Grant

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Amy Cuzzone
3 months ago
1
1

My prayers are with them and their families! It's so great to see the love and generosity of others! I pray for full recovery for everyone injured! !

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$55,304 of $50k goal

Raised by 925 people in 3 months
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Created January 13, 2017
Tommy Igoe  
on behalf of John Garibaldi
$25
Shannon McElyea
3 months ago

Wish I could do more.

CJ
$100
Carl Johnson
3 months ago

Praying for you both.

TS
$100
Thomas Snyder
3 months ago
CM
$25
Christine Martin
3 months ago
1
1

Praying for both to have a full recovery very soon

PE
$200
Peter Erskine
3 months ago

Marc & Dave, wishing for your complete recoveries and sending love from Santa Monica.

JP
$50
Jim Pearson
3 months ago

Keep fighting. Prayers follow.

$10
Anonymous
3 months ago
AT
$50
Axel Taubert
3 months ago

Hey Boys, all my minds are with you

UN
$50
Uzumaki Neko
3 months ago

I sincerely hope that David and Marc will be making a quick recovery.

RR
$25
Randy Roan
3 months ago

God bless you as we are Praying for you

Bill Newell
3 months ago
9
9

Mark and Dave should sign up for Covered California now. It provides three past months of retroactive coverage so hopefully that will also help. The insurance is geared to your ability to pay whatever you can afford.

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Lynnie Heal
3 months ago
3
3

Good luck and take care too.

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Pascal Consoli
3 months ago
2
2

well done Tommy and all!

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Colette Harms
3 months ago
2
2

This warms my heart so much that people come together to help. Some can only get five dollars but they're giving it . Others can give more. It gives me hope for humanity. Bless all giving hearts. We are all one. ❤️❤️ My prayers continue for these amazing artist and their families, brothers and sisters.

+ Read More
Angela Palumbo
3 months ago
1
1

Tommy, I know you weren't alone in the effort to make this happen, but it takes a leader to start the ball toward getting things done. You are to be commended for your efforts, and most of all, for the love you share for these guys. Allowing all of us to bring our love, prayers, and monetary support is truly rewarding for you, but it also was a privilege for all of us to help. We continue to pray for DG and Marc's total recovery.

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Grant Cassity
3 months ago
1
1

Please donate and share with your friends! God bless! bit.ly/Van4Grant

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Amy Cuzzone
3 months ago
1
1

My prayers are with them and their families! It's so great to see the love and generosity of others! I pray for full recovery for everyone injured! !

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