100% OF DONATIONS TO ANY DINGUS COMPILATION WILL GO TOWARDS HELPING JONATHAN WAITER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
THANK YOU TO THE BANDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE ABROAD IN DISTANT LANDS, FOR CONTRIBUTING YOUR ART. THE DINGUS COLUMN AND THE SNAKE RECORDS ARE HONORED, DAILY, TO WORK WITH YOU.
Jonathan Waiter is a freelance fashion photographer based in New York City and a close and dear friend. At just thirty-two years of age, not many can match his creative endeavors and accomplishments. His work in photography alone can attest to his vision and inexhaustible work ethic.
Unfortunately, after two and a half months, filled with countless blood tests, X-rays, and CT scans, Jonathan has been diagnosed with stage 3b, Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (Cancer). It is an aggressive, but treatable cancer requiring a violent form of Chemotherapy (R-CHOP) and radiation. The cancer has metastasized and now invades his liver, pancreas, kidneys and lymphatic system. He's currently undergoing his third Chemotherapy infusion and is scheduled for at least five more down the road!
As a self-employed artist, receiving treatment can be a huge financial burden. Being unable to work, Jonathan was only very recently qualified to receive Medicaid assistance, which has only partially covered his medical costs. The bill for one treatment alone reached around $8,000! Jonathan is a fighter and has kept his beautiful spirit in this tumultuous time. There is hope and we ask that you join us on Tuesday, September 18th for drinks, conversation, and to honor Jonathan in all his courage and to wish him luck in the future.
released 18 September 2012
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