Earl Maddox Needs Your Help
Our friend Earl "Bubba" Maddox is battling colon cancer and needs our help. Doctors found a 9cm mass in his colon shortly after Memorial Day, and they need to shrink it before they can operate. Chemotherapy was unsuccessful as Earl is allergic to the drugs; they hope that radiation therapy will reduce the mass to an operable size.
Earl was about to film a specially written part for Quentin Tarantino in "Django Unchained" when this disease made it impossible for him to work. He is receiving care at the Tulane Medical Center and could really use our help with the mounting bills of his treatment, not to mention daily expenses.
Earl has always helped others by playing in benefits or lending a helping hand with hard work. For those of you who remember Greg Smalley, Earl was one of his primary caregivers during Greg's long battle with AIDS.
He's a tough sonofabitch and will beat this thing with our help. Please donate what you can.
The latest news is that Earl is now in hospice care at home. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who did everything you could.
I know this is not the outcome we hoped for, but be assured that time and time again Earl has told me to thank every one of you, and that he loves you all.
Please keep him in your thoughts as he walks the last mile.
I wish I had better news to report, but he's got it pretty rough right now. Please keep Earl in your thoughts as he fights this hard, hard fight. Thanks again for all your support.
Earl, unfortunately I never got to meet you. I'm a friend of AJ and Judith from the Netherlands, who have hosted a house show for you and your friend Grayson Capps over at their place some time ago. Recently Grayson was back at their house for another show, this time with Corly Hughes. It was 5 or 6 days after you passed away, and Grayson was clearly still very emotional about this. We all had a shot of absynth in memory of you, and after that Grayson and Corky played "Drink a little poison 'for you die" , to which we all sang along. It was a good moment. R.I.P., Earl.
Earl, just joining your dear friends and loved ones sending comfort and love to you and reminding you how many lives you've touched over your wonderful years
love you, Earl. always have, always will.
Thinking of you so much, Earl. We are holding you in our hearts and sending strength your way.
Thanks for the update Tim. I've been wanting to call or visit. My brother Tommy was lucky enough to talk to our friend Earl last month and gave me some updates. Hope things are going as well as possible for you Earl. We all miss you and are thinking of you.
You have been in my dreams lately. Sending you love and light.
Tim, get in touch with me about 2nd benefit
I talked to him yesterday and he was, indeed, in high spirits. Earl is looking forward to seeing y'all and having us (among others) meet you. See you this weekend, safe travels.
Oh, Earl! Sending good juju your way dear heart. Keep strong.
The Dude of Earl. He's never been anything but nice to me...how can I turn down this opp to be nice to him?! xo
Thank you so much for doing this, I just spoke to Earl and his spirits were higher than I've heard in two weeks, I am certain to have y'all rally behind him is the reason. And, of course the money helps too. But really I think it's the love that you conveyed to him when you told him what's going on. He is one of my best friends and as you say, he'd do anything he can to help a friend and that's what we all need to do for him. Thanks again.
I just spoke to Earl and he is leaving the hospital today. His reaction to the chemo drugs burned his esophagus badly but he's able to eat applesauce. Earl, through tears, said to thank everyone for their help and to send his love.