Gary Meskil - Down For The Cause

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This is the Official GoFundMe Victims Fund created for Gary Meskil, singer for the Hardcore Metal band PRO-PAIN.

On July 3rd, Gary was the victim of a Robbery and Attempted Murder in Brussels Belgium. He was pick-pocketed of cash, credit card, and passport, struck on the head with an ice pick and then subsequently attacked by a gang of individuals. The police have confiscated more than one weapon and they have established the identities of some of the suspects. Gary was quickly admitted to ICU after suffering head trauma (including several fractures to his face and jaw) and massive blood loss. Since then he has stabilized and is trying his best to recover, but future surgery will be required.

This Victims Fund has been created by family members in order to help cover  medical and dental expenses not covered by Gary's insurance.

"We appreciate your kindness and generosity at this difficult time, and we will make sure that each one of you are personally thanked for it in the credits of the bands next album".

Love and respect,

Lisa and Gary Jr. Meskil

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Update from Gary:
This morning, I will be flying overseas once again to complete the rest of our tour (see dates below). The task at hand will undoubtedly prove to be the toughest I've ever had to endure as a performer. However, my rehearsals (up to this point) have gone better than expected, and I've been able to sing anywhere from 12 - 15 songs with only a moderate amount of pain and discomfort. Just to keep you all further "in the loop", I attached an actual copy of my CT Scan results (in French) along with an English translation below. So, although I've cosmetically made great strides since the incident, the fractures will unfortunately take much longer to heal. My next round of oral surgery is scheduled for early September, so I thought "let's try and play some gigs in between now and then". Crazy? Perhaps, but as they say....."that's rock n' roll". On behalf of everyone in Pro-Pain, we hope to see you all at our upcoming shows and we thank you immensely for all of your support! Love and respect, Gary & co.

CT Scan

-Examination performed in white
-Hematoma peri-orbital left fracture of the bones clean of the nose.
-Fracture of the left pterygoid process.
-Left orbital floor fracture. No muscle incarceration.
-Fracture of the left lateral orbital paresis without muscle incarceration.
-Fracture of the lateral and medial walls and the floor of the maxillary sinuses bilaterally.
-No intracranial hemorrhage demonstrated.

Conclusion: Multiple facial fractures as described above.
Lefort ll left.


PRO-PAIN Summer Of Rebellion 2017 Tour

Thursday, August 3rd Munchen (DE) Free & Easy Festival
Friday, August 4th Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
Saturday, August 5th Dresden (DE) Konk Klub
Thursday, August10th Alsfeld (DE) E & L Rocknacht Festival
Friday, August 11th Hamburg (DE) Logo
Saturday, August 12th Leeuwaarden (NL) Into The Grave Festival
Tuesday, August 15th Brno (CZ) Melodka
Wednesday August 16th Budapest (HU) Barba Negra Track / Hardcore Superbowl
Thursday, August 17th Wien (AT) Escape Metal Corner
Friday, August 18th Litomerice (CZ) Death Coffee Party Festival
Saturday, August19th Sadska (CZ) Rock Of Sadska Festival
Thursday, August 24th Niksic (MNE) Bedem Festival
Friday, August 25th Cham (DE) MOSH Open Air
Saturday, August 26th Longwy (FR) Lacuna Club / Rock n' Roll Train Party
Sunday, August 27th Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
Friday, September 1st Winistorf (CH) Estrich
Saturday September 2nd Gruyere (CH) Abyss Festival
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Thank you from Pro-Pain and family - Part 2
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Thank you from Pro-Pain & Family -Part 1
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