Dr. Know (Bad Brains) Support Fund

$73,258 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,366 people in 13 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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Posted by Vaughn Lewis
13 months ago
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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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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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$73,258 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,366 people in 13 months
Created March 9, 2016
Vaughn Lewis  
on behalf of Mark Zelasko
EP
$900
Ernie Parada
11 days ago

Thanks Doc for everything. This is the money from the sales of the Bad Brains poster here www.hellgateindustries.com

$100
Anonymous
21 days ago
GL
$25
Gregory Lander
27 days ago
$50
Anonymous
29 days ago
$10
Lee Gonnella
1 month ago

Much love from Holly & Lee in Oregon

SL
$10
Steven Landry
1 month ago
TS
$20
Till Sterzel
1 month ago

Positive vibes from Germany, Dr. Know! Bad Brains is part of the soil on which music I love grows.

JL
$10
James Lainchbury
1 month ago

Bless Up Dr Know!

CH
$10
Christine Henkel
1 month ago

Man you changed my life , thank you

$20
Paul Napora
1 month ago

Helping with your NOT so affordable care.

Emily-Kate Niskey
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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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