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Raised by 1,107 people in 22 months
Marc "V W" Bass player for Tower of Power was hit by an Amtrak train while crossing the street to perform Thursday Jan 12th. He is fighting for his life in Highland Hospital in Oakland Ca.
As a musician he is without insurance and it appears he will be in the hospital for a while. 
We are reaching out to the public, and his fans for help to get him through this horrible accident. We would love for him to be able to focus on his healing and not any financial burden. 
Please... Whatever you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.
We are also asking for continued prayer for his full recovery. Thank you.
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MARC VW FINAL UPDATE !!!!!!!
MARC VW "FINAL UPDATE"
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Marc VW Update 3
UPDATE 3
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Hello everyone. Cecil Lopez VW (Marc's wife) will now begin to withdrawl funds as needed to pay Marc's growing medical, and personal bills. The family wishes to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for the love and financial support that you have given. Please continue to share this gofundme link as we hope and pray that we meet our goal. May God truly blessed you... Peter Michael
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Marc and Dave 1-30-2017
Marc and Dave 1-30-2017
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Sapphron Obois
22 months ago

He should or his family, should apply now for covered ca or medical. It's retroactive 3 months. This can help,with the hospital bills. Please let his family know about this.

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Paul Irwin
22 months ago

musicares.org is the medical charity of The Grammy Foundation. It gives financial support to Musicans who are in need due to illness and injury. This case is exactly why they exist. Contact them and they will step up.

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David K Mathews
22 months ago
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Thank you everyone for helping out...Marc is an incredibly gifted and very special musician, and a beautiful person as well..We all love him very much, and want his light to shine for a very long time...

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David K Mathews
22 months ago
4
4

It's awesome to see the outpouring of love and support for Marc! However,I'm very glad to see that the donations limit has been raised a considerable amount....As anyone who knows anything about the cost of healthcare in our country these days, it's very likely that Marcs medical expenses will exceed the new donations limit...Also,there will be a long period where he'll need support to live, as he recovers enough to be the day to day working musician that he's always been... Please continue to give to our brother, and keep him your prayers..

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Steven Halpern
22 months ago
2
2

Peter, Thank you for your update. I'm a 30 year friend of Marc VW, who has also graced 5 of my albums. I wanted to visit, but just called the hospital and was told he was no longer there. If not for the public, perhaps contact me privately? I have some other suggestions to support his healing based on my own experiences with the healing power of music.

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Knurl Chubb
22 months ago
2
2

He may need more than this, if you reach the goal you might want to increase it. My mom was in ICU for two weeks and the bill was 80k, but she had insurance

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Dana Kemp
10 months ago

Thank you, Carol Hale!!

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Terri Echelbarger
12 months ago

It's so awesome to see the news today and this post, so glad you'll be on stage again. The world needs your gifts more than ever! Thank you, the healing prayers of the Many Journeys Community continue.

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Lin Barcellos
12 months ago

Yay!!! Thank you for organizing Peter Michael!

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Cindy Wojtkiewicz Ralston
20 months ago

are you familiar with this? https://www.grammy.org/musicares/client-services/emergency-financial-assistance

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Earl Pearl
20 months ago

Have you tried medicaid or Medical in CA.

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Julio Reyes
20 months ago

Marc has enjoyed my classical guitar playing. May I go and do some music therapy with my guitar, some time? IM me, please.

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Deb Mills
20 months ago

That is great news! God bless you, Marc VW. We hope to see you on stage again soon!

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Jeff Berg
20 months ago

Thanks so much, Peter, for the update. It's great to know he's doing better. Please tell him to be patient (and be a good patient), and that all his friends are pulling for him to get better and get back to making great music. Bless you too, Peter.

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Jarl Forsman
20 months ago

Thank you Peter for the update! It's awesome to hear of his progress!

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Terri Echelbarger
21 months ago

Marks Music has been a blessing so many times. Please know he is held in more prayers than he can imagine.

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Kitty Beethoven
21 months ago

Blessings to Marc and Dave . . . Yes, God can and will heal. You all are certainly in my prayers. Thank you Peter Michael for your caring updates, your Faith and for being a conduit for us to "Touch and Agree" for their Healing in Jesus Name. Amen! Kitty Beethoven

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Nan C Lee Pukitis
21 months ago

It's overwhelming to see the TOP community come together and help out. Prayers and candles being lit daily.

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William Stark
22 months ago

Thanks so much for the update and thanks so much for putting the fund together, all the best to Pete and the family. The Escovedos are amazing people. So great to see all the support! Best regards from Japan.

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Harald Wiggy Lewarth
22 months ago

Geat to hear,keep us up to date please!!!!

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Anonymous
12 months ago
VC
$5
Vladislav Chasnyk
12 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery, mate!

CC
$25
Carri Cole
12 months ago

Good luck in Peter's recovery

$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
JL
$100
Jim L
12 months ago
LL
$50
Linda Lufkins
12 months ago

Glad to hear Marc is up and playing his guitar again. Wishing him continued speed in his recovery.

$25
Anonymous
12 months ago
KB
$150
KEOLA BEAMER
12 months ago

Happy you are playing again!

Sapphron Obois
22 months ago

He should or his family, should apply now for covered ca or medical. It's retroactive 3 months. This can help,with the hospital bills. Please let his family know about this.

+ Read More
Paul Irwin
22 months ago

musicares.org is the medical charity of The Grammy Foundation. It gives financial support to Musicans who are in need due to illness and injury. This case is exactly why they exist. Contact them and they will step up.

+ Read More
David K Mathews
22 months ago
6
6

Thank you everyone for helping out...Marc is an incredibly gifted and very special musician, and a beautiful person as well..We all love him very much, and want his light to shine for a very long time...

+ Read More
David K Mathews
22 months ago
4
4

It's awesome to see the outpouring of love and support for Marc! However,I'm very glad to see that the donations limit has been raised a considerable amount....As anyone who knows anything about the cost of healthcare in our country these days, it's very likely that Marcs medical expenses will exceed the new donations limit...Also,there will be a long period where he'll need support to live, as he recovers enough to be the day to day working musician that he's always been... Please continue to give to our brother, and keep him your prayers..

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Steven Halpern
22 months ago
2
2

Peter, Thank you for your update. I'm a 30 year friend of Marc VW, who has also graced 5 of my albums. I wanted to visit, but just called the hospital and was told he was no longer there. If not for the public, perhaps contact me privately? I have some other suggestions to support his healing based on my own experiences with the healing power of music.

+ Read More
Knurl Chubb
22 months ago
2
2

He may need more than this, if you reach the goal you might want to increase it. My mom was in ICU for two weeks and the bill was 80k, but she had insurance

+ Read More
Dana Kemp
10 months ago

Thank you, Carol Hale!!

+ Read More
Terri Echelbarger
12 months ago

It's so awesome to see the news today and this post, so glad you'll be on stage again. The world needs your gifts more than ever! Thank you, the healing prayers of the Many Journeys Community continue.

+ Read More
Lin Barcellos
12 months ago

Yay!!! Thank you for organizing Peter Michael!

+ Read More
Cindy Wojtkiewicz Ralston
20 months ago

are you familiar with this? https://www.grammy.org/musicares/client-services/emergency-financial-assistance

+ Read More
Earl Pearl
20 months ago

Have you tried medicaid or Medical in CA.

+ Read More
Julio Reyes
20 months ago

Marc has enjoyed my classical guitar playing. May I go and do some music therapy with my guitar, some time? IM me, please.

+ Read More
Deb Mills
20 months ago

That is great news! God bless you, Marc VW. We hope to see you on stage again soon!

+ Read More
Jeff Berg
20 months ago

Thanks so much, Peter, for the update. It's great to know he's doing better. Please tell him to be patient (and be a good patient), and that all his friends are pulling for him to get better and get back to making great music. Bless you too, Peter.

+ Read More
Jarl Forsman
20 months ago

Thank you Peter for the update! It's awesome to hear of his progress!

+ Read More
Terri Echelbarger
21 months ago

Marks Music has been a blessing so many times. Please know he is held in more prayers than he can imagine.

+ Read More
Kitty Beethoven
21 months ago

Blessings to Marc and Dave . . . Yes, God can and will heal. You all are certainly in my prayers. Thank you Peter Michael for your caring updates, your Faith and for being a conduit for us to "Touch and Agree" for their Healing in Jesus Name. Amen! Kitty Beethoven

+ Read More
Nan C Lee Pukitis
21 months ago

It's overwhelming to see the TOP community come together and help out. Prayers and candles being lit daily.

+ Read More
William Stark
22 months ago

Thanks so much for the update and thanks so much for putting the fund together, all the best to Pete and the family. The Escovedos are amazing people. So great to see all the support! Best regards from Japan.

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Harald Wiggy Lewarth
22 months ago

Geat to hear,keep us up to date please!!!!

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