Dr. Know (Bad Brains) Support Fund

$71,731 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,344 people in 10 months
Vaughn Lewis
on behalf of Mark Zelasko
 NEW YORK, NY
As many of you know, Gary Miller (aka Dr. Know or Doc), guitarist of the Legendary Washington DC punk band Bad Brains, suffered cardiac arrest in early November last year. His condition quickly progressed to multiple organ failure, and he was on life support for almost 2 weeks. At the time, his doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival. But by the power of PMA, LOVE and FAMILY, he was able to pull through and survive.

He spent nearly three months in the hospital, until he was finally able to be transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility where he is getting the proper physical therapy and treatment that he needs to make a full recovery. In medical rehab, he continues to make incredible progress every day. Doc and his loved ones are now confident that he will make a full recovery and continue to touch our lives with his incredible music, kindness, and positivity.

We started this campaign in an effort to raise money for Doc's medical expenses and additional care that will be needed once he returns home. Doc did not have medical insurance at the time of his hospitalization, and the multiple medical bills have created an overwhelming financial strain that Doc and his family are not able to handle on their own. Since Doc has been unable to work since early November when this happened, he also needs help with his living expenses until he can make a full recovery and get back to work.

All funds contributed to this campaign will be directly deposited into a bank account created by a representative of the Bad Brains specifically for this purpose. Any amount of money you can contribute to this fund is greatly appreciated by Doc and his family.

Dr. Know sincerely thanks all of you for the continued support and truly believes that all of your love and PMA has allowed him to recover so quickly, against all odds! Please keep the PMA coming!

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Update 1
Posted by Vaughn Lewis
10 months ago
A message from Darryl Jenifer: MASSIVE LOVE AND THANKS to all the supporters of Dr.Knows's gofundme, fa real.. all of your prayers,love,support and PMA has been a positive force in his recovery, amazing,amazed so,,, from the Bad Brains family to the Bad Brains family . I n I Survive... big hugs of love to you all... me and big brah will return . 1 love -dj
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Emily-Kate Niskey
10 months ago
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Much love and PMA to Doc , I am so blessed to have been able to shoot photos of him live back in the day. Even now a day does not go by without a little Bad Brains in it (pay to cum is my wake up alarm) and now my son plays Bad Brains on his bass and even painted his own PMA shirt in his honor. Your legacy continues with mine ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

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MB
Michael Brownlee
10 months ago
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God bless you Mr. Miller. All my love and PMA to you. Also, I'm in tears witnessing all this support. God bless everyone who's donated. My faith in humanity is almost restored.

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Matthew Lautar
10 months ago

Big up yourself Doc!!! Without you, I wouldn't even be here today. Your music touched me during the hardest parts of my own personal struggles! PMA LION!!!!!

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Ray Ray Gomez
10 months ago

Sweet relief music Foundation helps musicians in need without their own Medical insurance. I think they can help you or your cause.

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$71,731 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,344 people in 10 months
Created March 9, 2016
Vaughn Lewis  
on behalf of Mark Zelasko
RM
$20
René Mannich
3 days ago
$5
Anonymous
1 month ago
MM
$10
Marty Martinez
1 month ago

I know what it's like to not have medical insurance. You're one of my favorite guitar players! I'll be praying for your recovery.

JR
$20
Jeff Read
1 month ago
$20
Lucas Buttner
1 month ago
$5
Anonymous
1 month ago
$5
Matt Schenk
1 month ago

A BIG influence over my music! Here is a little PMA! Keep puttin out the amazing music AKA doin your thing! It would be so amazing to see you out here in Portland, OR sometime!

$62
Anonymous
1 month ago
JD
$20
Jon Dawe
1 month ago

Doc - heal quickly! Thanks for giving my life a soundtrack to live by! You are truly a legend - much peace and respect - JD

RM
$20
Roman Macias
1 month ago

Wish you the best.

Emily-Kate Niskey
10 months ago
1
1

Much love and PMA to Doc , I am so blessed to have been able to shoot photos of him live back in the day. Even now a day does not go by without a little Bad Brains in it (pay to cum is my wake up alarm) and now my son plays Bad Brains on his bass and even painted his own PMA shirt in his honor. Your legacy continues with mine ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

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MB
Michael Brownlee
10 months ago
1
1

God bless you Mr. Miller. All my love and PMA to you. Also, I'm in tears witnessing all this support. God bless everyone who's donated. My faith in humanity is almost restored.

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Matthew Lautar
10 months ago

Big up yourself Doc!!! Without you, I wouldn't even be here today. Your music touched me during the hardest parts of my own personal struggles! PMA LION!!!!!

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Ray Ray Gomez
10 months ago

Sweet relief music Foundation helps musicians in need without their own Medical insurance. I think they can help you or your cause.

+ Read More
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