RIP Brandon

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Miguel Chen
on behalf of Ray Carlisle
 FORT COLLINS, CO
Please keep our drummer Brandon in your thoughts and prayers as he fights for his life.  As of November 5th he is still in a coma. His eyes are open so there may be hope, but only time will tell, the next few days will be huge in determining if Brandon is still with us. The amount of love and support Brandon has received from people all over the world has been simply amazing. From all of us at Teenage Bottlerocket, from all of Brandon's family and loved ones thank you so much everyone. Now let's try and raise some money to help pay for whatever might happen.

Here's the  original statement from Ray on November 4th:
Hi friends and family. This is a tough one. Here goes. My brother Brandon Carlisle is in a coma. His roommate found him yesterday around 11 am and he was unresponsive. The paramedics showed up at his house shortly after and his heart wasn't beating. They got it going and it gave out again in the ambulance. They got his heart started again and it stopped beating in the icu unit where the doctors were able to get his heart going again a third time. The scary part is the swelling to Brandon's brain due to lack of oxygen and blood flow. His body temperature was 88 degrees when he arrived at the icu. I'm pretty sure that means my brother was without oxygen for quite a long time. He is currently in a coma and the doctors are keeping him at about 93 degrees. They will start to bring him back up to a normal temperature for the next 12-16 hours. Then they will ween him off of his sedatives and the neurologists will be able to determine whether or not Brandon is still with us. All prayers and thoughts for my brother are greatly appreciated. I know Brandon didn't want this to happen. He's tough as nails and we are hoping for the best. Looks like we need a miracle. Love to all.

About this campaign:
1. Who am I? Miguel Chen, bassist for Teenage Bottlerocket
2. Where am I from? Laramie, Wyoming
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for? I have been in a band with Ray and Brandon for many years, they are my closest friends in the world. The Carlisle family has always been like a second family to me. 
4. How the funds will be spent: Medical bills for the days Brandon spent in ICU in a coma, fighting for his life, and to help cover funeral expenses.
5. How you intend to get the funds to those in need: This fundraiser is set up so the money raised goes to Brandon's twin brother, Ray Carlisle so he and his family can use it for Brandon's final expenses. 
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Update 4
Posted by Miguel Chen
15 months ago
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Alright everyone, the amount of support here has been nothing short of amazing. We are going to be closing down this page now, but again thank you so much for all of the donations, kindness and love you've sent our way. Thank you everyone from Brandon's family and all of TBR. We love all of you.
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Update 3
Posted by Miguel Chen
17 months ago
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It is with the heaviest hearts that we have to report our beloved drummer Brandon didn't make it. The doctors did everything they could to save him, but the MRI showed he is no longer with us. His family and loved ones are with him as they prepare to take him off life support and let him gently move on.
Seeing so many people from all over the world come together in support has been amazing and we know Brandon could feel how much he was really loved. Brandon lived his life with his whole heart. He loved music, and he loved people. He always made it a point to let everyone know how much they meant to him, and to take time to make new friends. Anyone who was lucky enough to spend even a minute with the guy knows what a blessing he was to this earth. So with that love in our hearts, we carry him with us as we say goodbye. To the best drummer, the kindest soul and our brother and best friend, you will be in our hearts always.
Rest in Peace Brandon, we all love you so much.

Any money raised here will go to help his family with medical costs and funeral expenses. Thank you everyone
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Update 2
Posted by Miguel Chen
17 months ago
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Everybody this is so amazing. Over 25,000 raised for our dude Brandon. We've once again upped the limit, because once again who knows how much this will all cost, give what you can please but don't worry if you can't. All of the love and intentions and thoughts and prayers we have received are nothing short of amazing. From Ray, Kody, myself and TBR, from Brandon's family and friends thank you all so much. This is amazing and we still have #hopeforbrandon
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Update 1
Posted by Miguel Chen
17 months ago
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Holy awesome everyone. Over 11 grand raised so far, topping our original goal of $10 grand. We've raised the goal to 25,000. Honestly none of us have any idea how much shit like this can cost but we know it won't be cheap, and drumming in a punk band doesn't exactly leave you with a big savings account. We are so humbled, honored, amazed, touched and inspired by how the punk rock community has come together in support of our dude. He's got a lot of love coming to him from all around the world and that gives us a lot of hope. Thank you again everyone so much #hopeforbrandon
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Scott Conrad
17 months ago
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It warms my cold black heart to see so many pull through for a friend. In less than 4 hours the goal has almost been met. Get better Brandon, we all love you.

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Brian Snapp
17 months ago
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Sending lots of #PMA to the Carlisile family, and to the rest of the guys in Teenage Bottlerocket. I'll be donating tomorrow after payday. TBR are my favorite band. Take care. From my family, to yours..

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Nicolas Bour
17 months ago
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We are all pulling for you bro! Hang in there!

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Mike Acampora
17 months ago
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It's damn good to see people come together. I've met Brandon, and he's one of the most down to earth, honest, and kind men I've ever met. And that goes for the whole Bottlerocket crew. Medical bills are a bitch, and I personally don't have insurance. Age limits and moving states. So a hospital visit can indebt many for a lot of time. And these guys spend more of thier hard earned money than they earn to travel the world to see thier fans and do what they love. So our love goes thier way as well. Brandon is the T.B. pulse - may the beat live on!

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Anne Marie
17 months ago
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Brandon's one of the sweetest dudes on the planet. It's so good to see so many friends and fans pulling for him. I can't wait to tackle the crap out of him the next time you all come to town. PMA, every day. Stay strong brother.

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Krista Russell
17 months ago

I met you guys when i was in high school and you guys are some of the best people i know. Get better soon Brandon!! You've got this!

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Justin Franklin
17 months ago

You're gonna make it dude. I've seen you guys lives probably about 5 times out of the record bar in KC. you're my favorite band so you better get better!

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Eric Berg
17 months ago

You've had such a positive effect on my life. Thank you.

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Kat Kitzmiller
17 months ago

Much, much love from Ohio.

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Amanda Rachelle Vidal
17 months ago

I wish I could help. I know exactly what you're going through. I lost my mom on October 2, 2015 for pretty much the same thing. She had a hypoxic brain injury what caused it? We don't know. Your family and friends are in my prayers. No one should have to go through this horrible experience.

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Lewis Issac
17 months ago

So sorry to hear the news. I hope everything works out.

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Andrew Kloman
17 months ago

Rest In Radness Brandon

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NewMe Hamilton
17 months ago

RIP Brandon. You'll be missed.

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Sarah Glancy
17 months ago

Praying for you and your family.

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$46,972 of $50k goal

Raised by 1,283 people in 17 months
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Created November 5, 2015
Miguel Chen  
on behalf of Ray Carlisle
TR
$300
Tin Roof
16 months ago
1
1

With love from Tin Roof family, friends and musicians

MF
$250
Moms basement records And friends
16 months ago

Sorry for your loss ray! Brandon was inspirational and a genuinely great person! Love - moms basement records and friends

$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
CH
$5
Chris Herdter
16 months ago

Get rad.

MW
$20
Michael Walter
16 months ago
$50
Dustin Nichols
16 months ago (Monthly Donation)
CR
$5
Chris Rees
16 months ago

Fastest right hand I've ever seen. Devastating.

MS
$10
Matt Spencer
16 months ago

RIP

$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
DG
$5
Dane Garman
17 months ago

I wish I could do more...

Scott Conrad
17 months ago
4
4

It warms my cold black heart to see so many pull through for a friend. In less than 4 hours the goal has almost been met. Get better Brandon, we all love you.

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Brian Snapp
17 months ago
3
3

Sending lots of #PMA to the Carlisile family, and to the rest of the guys in Teenage Bottlerocket. I'll be donating tomorrow after payday. TBR are my favorite band. Take care. From my family, to yours..

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Nicolas Bour
17 months ago
2
2

We are all pulling for you bro! Hang in there!

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Mike Acampora
17 months ago
1
1

It's damn good to see people come together. I've met Brandon, and he's one of the most down to earth, honest, and kind men I've ever met. And that goes for the whole Bottlerocket crew. Medical bills are a bitch, and I personally don't have insurance. Age limits and moving states. So a hospital visit can indebt many for a lot of time. And these guys spend more of thier hard earned money than they earn to travel the world to see thier fans and do what they love. So our love goes thier way as well. Brandon is the T.B. pulse - may the beat live on!

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Anne Marie
17 months ago
1
1

Brandon's one of the sweetest dudes on the planet. It's so good to see so many friends and fans pulling for him. I can't wait to tackle the crap out of him the next time you all come to town. PMA, every day. Stay strong brother.

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Krista Russell
17 months ago

I met you guys when i was in high school and you guys are some of the best people i know. Get better soon Brandon!! You've got this!

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Justin Franklin
17 months ago

You're gonna make it dude. I've seen you guys lives probably about 5 times out of the record bar in KC. you're my favorite band so you better get better!

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Eric Berg
17 months ago

You've had such a positive effect on my life. Thank you.

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Kat Kitzmiller
17 months ago

Much, much love from Ohio.

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Amanda Rachelle Vidal
17 months ago

I wish I could help. I know exactly what you're going through. I lost my mom on October 2, 2015 for pretty much the same thing. She had a hypoxic brain injury what caused it? We don't know. Your family and friends are in my prayers. No one should have to go through this horrible experience.

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Lewis Issac
17 months ago

So sorry to hear the news. I hope everything works out.

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Andrew Kloman
17 months ago

Rest In Radness Brandon

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NewMe Hamilton
17 months ago

RIP Brandon. You'll be missed.

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Sarah Glancy
17 months ago

Praying for you and your family.

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