We met Lou Barlow post sound check at Paradise Rock [...]
Earlier this year, Will, for still unknown reasons, contracted group A streptococcus. This was a completely random occurrence. Over the course of a few days, the bacteria spread and caused organ failure, and eventual quadruple amputation of his limbs. He fought hard, and over the course of long weeks and months made about as full a recovery as one could hope. For that we are grateful.
And now, after a long struggle to survive, Will is back in Boston, putting his life back in order. This is where our fundraiser figures in. There is no way that his medical costs can be covered; but what we can do is try to make a dent and help him as much as possible. All profits will be sent directly over to Will so that he can help cover the cost of making his new place comfortable and purchase much needed medical equipment.
And for more on Will, you can read the story that BU Today wrote about him: