Road To Hiro's Recovery

$25,622 of $30k goal

Raised by 451 people in 1 month
Craig Reed  RALEIGH, NC
Hiro and his girlfriend Juana were in a bad accident on November 24, 2016. Very tragicly Juana did not make it and Hiro was seroiusly injured. 

He is currently in an induced medical coma for recovery and had several serious injuries. It is looking positive however the medical bills will no doubt be extreme and we don't know what sort of medical coverage he has. In addition the traveling expenses of his family coming in from Japan last minute will be high.

For these reasons, we wanted to set up an account where people could donate money which would go directly to these associated costs. 

Please give whatever you can and stay tuned for an up coming benefit concert and event to help alleviate the financial pressure during this tragic and trying time. 

Thank you in advance to everyone for your help and to the great music community and everyone who has shown an ourpouring of support.

Juana's Campaign for funeral expenses: 
https://www.gofundme.com/30tjwfc
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Update 12
Posted by Craig Reed
7 days ago
Hey Everyone..

I wanted to give an update as I know some of you are likely curious. First off, Hiro is conscious and his condition is improving by the day. We are hoping he may even be released here in the next few weeks, which is GREAT news. He is at WakeMed Raleigh Campus is located at 3000 New Bern Ave. in Raleigh. His room number is 2CO3. To get there, you might ask someone where the gift shop is, and from there take the elevators across the hall up to the second floor and you can ask for Hiroshi's room at the nurses' station. His visiting hours are 4-8PM. Best to keep number of visitors in the 1-2 range. He usually eats dinner between 5-6 usually. Please keep in mind he is in the healing process, still not back to his normal self, and obviously exhausted by everything he has been through.
Unfortunately our January 6 Fundraiser was cancelled last week due to winter weather. However, we have reschedule the event for February 10th at Kings (same venue) with the original lineup and even more. We still hope you can join us. We are in the process of taking all the funds collected and putting them into a payment we can process for Hiro to go towards all his medical expenses from the accident. We will notify folks when we do, due to the expanse of time since we started the campaign, the gofundme is currently not accepting donations. We hope to get this back up and accepting and will notify people when we are taking it down. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out and thank you again for all the continued support.

Craig/Hank
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Update 11
Posted by Craig Reed
21 days ago
Hey Everyone,

I'm sorry we haven't been updating this as often, but for weeks there wasn't much news to report. However this has changed, for the better!

Hiro is now more or less conscious and responsive. He still has a trachea tube in, and cannot talk and visits are not really allowed quite yet to ensure he continues healing. HOWEVER, this is HUGE news and he will soon be moving to a rehab room and we are optimistic that he is on the tail end of his recovery. Hiro even held a guitar for the first time in over a month yesterday, though he won't be performing live quite yet..
We are extremely excited to see this recovery happening but please remember this will still be a long process and we don't want to get ahead of ourselves. We are hopeful though that he may be released in the month of January and back to his normal self shortly after. Please remember this will be a very difficult time for him though through physical and emotional recovery, so lets all be very patient.
We will be holding our last foreseeable benefit concert January 6th at Kings in Downtown Raleigh (next Friday) for Hiro with several regional musical acts. It is my intention to close this GoFundMe after the concert, and let it run through that show. I am planning at that point to transfer this into Hiro's name so that he can use these funds as they were intended, for his rising medical expenses. Please, PLEASE share the word as we have done great work but there is still a long long way to go... Hiro has been in the hospital over a month and I can't even imagine all the related costs and rehab bills he will face shortly.

Again, things are looking up for Hiro and this is the best news we have had in weeks. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and thank you so much.

All the best,

Craig
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Update 10
Posted by Craig Reed
29 days ago
Hello Everyone,

A quick update... thank you again for all who have donated. We are still accepting donations and encourage you to share if possible. We will be holding a special fundraiser on January 6th at Kings in Raleigh for Hiro with the door fee going to benefit Hiro.

Hiro is still in the hospital but his condition has been progressing for the better. He is still pretty out of it, however we are very hopeful and positive regarding his recovery. This has been an uphill battle but if you know Hiro, you know he is a fighter and will succeed in a full recovery.

We hope to bring you updates soon and will likely close this page before 2017, so please donate if you can and share the word.

Thank you,

Craig & Hank
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Update 9
Posted by Craig Reed
1 month ago
Hey Everyone,

I wanted to give an update on everything we had last week.

- Hiro is still in the hospital, in ICU and his family has requested no visitation during their time here. We will update you if there is any notable change in his condition.
- Last week we held four fundraisers and were able to raise over 5k through each of these. These funds will go directly into this fundraising campaign to help him with medical bills associated with the accident explicitly.
- We have arranged a fundraiser to take place 1/6/17 at Kings in Raleigh and will be releasing details here shortly.
- We will continue to take donations every Tuesday for the foreseeable future at Beer & Banjos at Raleigh Times.

Thank you to everyone who has donated, there is still a ways to go and the new goal of $30k is our best to try and estimate all the related costs Hiro will see. It is more than likely his bills after insurance will reach past this, but we appreciate all the help in spreading the word to try and meet this initial goal.

All the best and keep Hiro in your thoughts.

- Craig
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Shayla Sutton
1 month ago

I'm so glad he's showing promise, many prayers and much love to him and Juana's family and friends. Major thanks Mr. Reed.

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12 days ago

$25,622 of $30k goal

Raised by 451 people in 1 month
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I'm so glad he's showing promise, many prayers and much love to him and Juana's family and friends. Major thanks Mr. Reed.

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