Ryan Georg Medical Fund
Ryan Georg (guitarist and vocals of metal band Saint Helen) was attacked after a show in Seattle. He was beaten with a bat and suffered serious injuries to his face and skull. He is in the hospital, will survive but recovery is going to take some time.
His breathing tube has been removed, and he is able to breath on his own and is now awake. He is trying to fully regain his motor skills but that will take some time as well.
Ryan was in 1/14th Calvary squadron. 2nd Infinity division of the United States Army. Deployed to Iraq for a one tour. He served our country for a total of 4 years, and received an honorable discharge.
His fiance Cherry Cash (bassist of Saint Helen) has a 13 year old son, Bear and live in Olympia WA. Ryan is a loving and devoted step father.
His passion is heavy metal. He has loved sharing his light by living his dream playing in Saint Helen, which is his brain child. He wants to touch someone’s life through his music, like the bands who influenced him did while he was growing up.
We are asking for help, upcoming medical expenses, and family needs while Ryan recovers from this senseless, brutal attack by complete strangers!
The last few days have been tough for Ryan Georg. The VA is trying different medications to stabilize his pain, anxiety & depression. The side effects of his brain chemistry has been anywhere from extreme anger to suicidal thoughts. He isn't wanting to quit music, he is trying his hardest to be positive but the uncontrollable side effects are taking over. He has had a tough time being stagnant and he is feeling like rest is wasting his life away. He wants to work, he wants to write new music, he wants to heal the world with his light. He feels awful when he posts words of depression so he ends up deleting it. We are trying to change medications again. It's so hard to see how much pain he is in, and then on top of it have these uncontrollable thoughts and feelings that add to the stress.
We are planning on going to the Feb 2nd show, I'm hoping it won't be to stimulating. I hope it will be inspiring for him. He loves you all and we are deeply grateful for the support. It's been hard trying to find peace in this horrible life changing moment in our life.
I say some dumb shit and some good shit. Like that day I was saying I was gonna kill myself; that was pretty dumb. I'm sorry for any worry, harm, or stress that I caused in any one of your lives by saying that. I'm definitely not here to do that.
...I got two swings in and immediately went to the ground thanks to the baseball bat, they started kicking me and fled the scene within' seconds. One of them was genuine and stayed to help me. The stranger and my loved ones tried desperately to help me but the injuries sustained were too great...The ambulance and the cops were called... I flatlined 3 times in the ambulance and once we got to the hospital 6 more times. Homicide detectives were called and the hospital staff as well as the cops were saying I was going to die.
I was on life support for 12 hours approx... I don't remember much of it.. Here's what I do remember, your constant outpour of support, care, and love. The hospital staff at Harborview medical center is of the best in the world. I remember my Cherry and my mom Shelley Little giving me water in hospital and subsequently puking my guts out and it being the best fuckin' water I've ever tasted.
Brian Murphy was at my bedside when i woke up, looking like he just survived Normandy Beach. I slightly remember Rick Friel taking time out of is day to come see me and bringing me flowers for hope. Brenda Tipton set up the go fund me account as soon as she heard the news and that has helped us out with so much, Cherry almost lost her job over this and hasn't worked since the incident.
The Stoned Evergreen Travelers were so thoughtful when they came by to visit and bring us cheer, Metallica cups and blankets. He's an extremely busy man with all of his projects but Jim Elenteny was there to me to talk to when I was all Morphined: Super in the hospital. Missy Anderson reconnected with me and that was heartwarming to hear from her. And, the many I connected with out of this experience.
Thanksgiving was so special this year. My entire family was here for dinner that was something that I thought that would never happen. Even Mike Nelson was there to have dinner with us, he even went out of is way to help us with an issue we couldn't resolve on our own, thanks Mike.
Since Thanksgiving passed, Kevin Pfefferle has stopped by to check on me on several occasions. My cousin Jaclene Kmarche and her fiancé Kevin Bones Cross send me love all the time. My Aunt Teri Georg makes sure 'm ok on a daily basis. Those gestures are everlasting.
The bands that have donated their time and money have been tremendous. We make this music to help people. We make this music for the ones who look in the mirror and maybe don't feel whole or complete in some way. Maybe they don't fit into the norm of the KardashiaNATION! Without music there's no way in hell i would be a good person. If I am a good person?
I am definitely one of those people who doesn't feel whole or complete right now.
I have made progress. All these Benefit shows are helping me a lot they were put on at the EastSide Bar and Grill and The Funhouse Seattle by Dana Sims and Brenda and Scott Tipton.
It makes me smile to see the Facebook Live' broad casts people are doing. It's so nice to see you guys out there having fun still, and as much as I would like to come out and be the center of attention and tell you all how much I love you. I can't right now.
I have made progress as far as talking and forcing my voice to form emotional content with my speech. I figured I would be ready to go by now but I'm still weak and my speech is slow and forceful and it takes me really long time to get the words out. I understand everything that my 3rd grade reading level can comprehend. It just uncomfortable for me to talk in public.
My bowels are still unpredictable cause of the medications and my eyes are extremely sensitive to light. I just couldn't deal with the noise at my current state either.
That last upset that I had with suicide we are thinking was a a matter of my brain chemistry being off cause the doctor took me off 3 meds at the same time. With the combination of the meds, pain, the head injury, my inabilities right now, the shit (and I do mean shit), the disfunction of my body, I felt like giving up. In fact the Doctor said that suicide was a side effect of getting clocked.
I am doing better right now, a lot better. My friend Jesse Liller came by to visit and I haven't seen I'm in like 10 years. It was nice to reconnect with him. Overall Im looking at the positive side of things now. I see the families connect. I made so many new friends. I LOVE YOU ALL.
I am on tons of medication so I hope there was a point to reading this and not a waste of time. I didn't mention Cherry's family and they have done and do to help us out. Her Dad so generously came by to pretty much take care of us of several occasions in the hospital and out. I hope I didn't miss anyone..
His family and friends are doing all they can to ensure him he is not a burden, not worthless, but that is how he is seeing himself.
Please pray for them, for Ryan, for everyone who loves Ryan, everyone who's life he has touched with his strength and his story. Pray that he will battle through this and not give up.
He is a wonderful, strong man who has been through shit most of us can't even imagine. A horrible attack by strangers, by cowards has made Ryan forget who he is..
Please keep them all in your thoughts while they fight to give him the will to survive..
Unfortunately, Ryan has had some very tough days lately with pain management and sleep, so he may not be able to attend. The sound and lights are a sensory overload, so it isn't a great idea for him to be exposed to it right now while he is still in so much pain.
Remember: Parking is AT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL. Please make sure everyone is aware of that. It is directly across the street!
Also, if you haven't made your reservations at the STATES MOTEL or MADISON SUITES and intend to stay over, please be sure to call to secure a room!
(pre-show starts at 5PM)
Location is 2530 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland Oregon