Help Ted Niceley

In case you don't know him, Ted Niceley is probably best known for his work as a producer and musician, having played bass with Tommy Keene both in classic DC band The Razz/ and founding member of the Tommy Keene Group.  His production credits include: Fugazi; Tommy Keene; Jawbox; Tripping Daisy; Noir Dèsir; Girls Against Boys; Shudder To Think; and Ruth Ruth among others.  He's also done work out of the spotlight as a pastry chef in Albuquerque, NM where he now resides.  

I got to know Ted Niceley after the death of our mutual friend Tommy Keene.  Long phone calls turned into regular chats which turned into Ted being a pretty solid fixture in my life.  My friendship with Ted has helped a lot to fill a void left by Tommy and I know he's important to a lot of other people too - some who I know and many who I don't.  But I don’t think many people know that Ted has been struggling with spinal problems since 2013

Conservative treatments yielded poor results and ultimately resulted in an operation called a foraminotomy on 2/19/2019 which was the result of a misdiagnosis and further disabled him from being able to work.

The good news is Ted is being scheduled for an anterior lumbar spinal fusion,  ASAP.   Recovery is estimated to be 6 to 9 months but during this time, he will be severely limited in his mobility - unable lift more then 5 pounds for a month and a half and he'll need assistance for 1 mile walks daily.

Ted needs to raise $40,000 to pay for costs of the operation including surgery, post operation care, assistance, physical therapy, transportation to and from physical therapy, cost of living expenses and co-pays.

Ted would appreciate any help you can give!   Thanks for your support!

Matt McLaughlin


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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 17 mins
  • Glenn Griffith 
    • $20 
    • 9 d
  • Rory Porgondova 
    • $10 
    • 11 d
  • Tamara Turner-Ottke 
    • $25 
    • 12 d
  • Liane Kerry 
    • $100 
    • 12 d
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Matt McLaughlin 
Raised $855 from 14 donations
Topsfield, MA
Ted Niceley 
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