SILENT PLANET Concerned In Critical Accident, GoFundMe Launched
Silent Planet was sadly concerned in a really critical accident after their van flipped in Wyoming. The band was largely unhurt apart from vocalist Garrett Russell, who suffered a head damage. Russell has since been launched from the hospital and shall be monitoring his concussion. Within the meantime, the band has launched a GoFundMe to assist them get again on monitor. You may donate right here and browse the total story as informed by Russell under.
“Early this morning, whereas driving via rural Wyoming, our driver hit a patch of ice and our car spun and flipped, rolling off the highway.
“Every of us awoke up at totally different moments after the crash, yelling for one another, scattered wherever the crash had flung us upside-down. We have been relieved to search out that we have been all acutely aware and alive. A lot of the group was miraculously unhurt. I (Garrett) discovered that blood was streaming from my head. Utilizing no matter we may discover laying across the van, we clothed ourselves pressed the wound to stem the bleeding till first responders got here.
“I used to be rushed to the hospital the place they stopped the bleeding, took MRI’s, and stapled my head wound again collectively. As I write this, the hospital is releasing me, discovering no proof of mind harm and telling me to watch the concussion and get the staples taken out subsequent week. Everybody within the band is feeling it, however we’re extraordinarily lucky to all be capable to stroll away from this crash… and never must bury a pal.
“Over these final hours we’ve obtained innumerable messages of assist, and we simply need to say thanks in your concern. We’ve been touring for 10 years, and I suppose we needs to be grateful that that is our first (and hopefully final) wreck of our historical past. The circumstances have been gnarly on this notorious highway, and on my method again from the hospital I’m seeing numerous different vehicles they’ve slid off the highway.
“To place it plainly: We simply need to get again on tour as quickly as attainable – as a result of we love enjoying reveals and reveals are our solely type of revenue. We’re going to miss our present in Salt Lake tonight, however we’re already devising plans to hop again on the tour.
“Insurance coverage will cowl my hospital go to, nevertheless it appears like we’re out a complete van and trailer. We’re hopeful that almost all of our trailer contents are in tact, however nobody has been capable of open it but.
“We’re grateful to be alive, but in addition contending with the truth that that is going to place us in a seemingly not possible monetary state of affairs. Solely a day into tour, we’ve but to generate any revenue from this tour, and are nonetheless financially within the crimson from our latest tour in Australia final week. So we’ve determined to swallow our satisfaction and ask for assist.
“We’ve made this Gofundme to boost cash to get again on tour/keep on tour. For the final decade, we’ve toured the world as a small band with a DIY method. Our van is greater than a car – it’s our dwelling the place we sleep in parking tons each night time all all through the continent. We hope to generate sufficient funds to not less than hire automobiles to get to the subsequent present and proceed to tour for the subsequent month.
“Silent Planet had all the time aspired to be greater than a band, but in addition a neighborhood the place individuals can deliver their joys and their struggles to a spot the place they’re seen and supported. And now, I assume we’re asking in your assist in a brand new method. For the primary time ever, we’re opening a gofundme to attempt to proceed to maneuver ahead as a band. With previous points we’ve used merch gross sales to beat setbacks, however that is by far our most daunting and speedy problem but.
“For those who made it to the tip of this, thanks for studying. I hope all of it is sensible, to be sincere my head remains to be throbbing and all the things is type of spinning. However please know that we love this neighborhood and are actually indebted to the unconventional hospitality we’ve been proven over time. Take care, inform your individuals you’re keen on them, and be consumed.”
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