RIP Brandon

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.


  • Tin Roof
    • $300 
    • 8 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Miguel Chen
Fort Collins, CO
Ray Carlisle

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