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Help Paleontologist Trevor Valle Fight Cancer

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Trevor Valle (@tattoosandbones) is a paleontologist and science communicator known for hosting "National Geographic's Mammoths Unearthed", his appearances on shows like "Dirty Jobs" and "Big History", and for promoting reason while dunking on Twitter's collection of flat-Earthers and anti-vaxxers.

He's worked with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and been on digs around the world and may or may not currently have mammoth steaks in his freezer.

For over a year, Trevor has been battling stomach cancer. On October 21, 2020, an additional complication arose when he had a hemorrhagic stroke that affected his right side and speech. During his hospitalization a mass was discovered in his brain which Trevor has named "Harvey" because, as he says, "if there's something in [his] brain that may be trying to kill [him], it's best named after an invisible 6ft rabbit." He's currently awaiting word from his medical team as to the nature of Harvey.

Unfortunately, as is true of horrifying number of people right now, Trevor is currently without insurance, having been dropped from his previous plan. He's been out of work due to the pandemic, and medical expenses have already forced him to sell many belongings, including his motorcycle.

Donations will go towards paying existing hospital bills, future medical appointments and treatments, as well as paying for rent while Trevor and his team of experts work on a war plan to battle Harvey. Also, probably ice cream. Nothing goes better with dread, uncertainty, and depressing medical situations than a really pint of nice ice cream. Lactose-free, for preference.

Trevor has brought science, snark, and strong bouts of laughter to so many of us during our own dark times. This year is a garbage fire for so many of us, and it would mean the absolute world to those of us close to Trevor if you could help support this delightful, irreverent, tatted-up, profane, booze-nerding, RPG-running, bone-finding, ignorance-squashing badass.


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Fundraising team (5)

Michael Mishey
Fayetteville, NC
Trevor Valle
Lali DeRosier
Team member
Rachel Pendergrass
Team member
Stephen Granade
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