Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with horror.
This post has EVERYTHING to do with horror, but not the type we all love to scare each other with and go to conventions for because we’re dark and dirty freaks.
This type of horror pertains to (gasp!) hospital bills. More specifically, hospital bills resulting from a black mass found on my friend Sam’s brain. I’m not sure how many of you have had the terrifying experience of finding a lump, or a mole with strange borders, or anything in that ballpark, but let me tell you: it’s scary as fuck.
A little background on Sam, A.K.A., DJ Audioflesh. He’s a professional music performer from here in Ohio. He travels a lot to support his music, he spends countless (and I mean countless) hours organizing a weekly events called Obsidian (formerly Ination; formerly IGUN) in Bowling Green, OH, and he puts on these performances for little to no pay. When he can afford to take his act on the road, he even hops multiple state lines to put on unforgettable shows for audiences across the nation. In addition to being a well-known DJ, Sam also supports a family. This is a guy who puts a lot of love into the world despite any struggles that may come his way, and he does it all because he’s passionate about it. Sam means a lot to hundreds of people, and this world is a better place when he’s free to do the things he does best.
In addition to being a genuinely great person, Sam is also a cancer survivor. In fact, he’s kicked The Big C’s ass twice, and he’s used his experience to support other people who are going through similar situations.
This recent struggle may have been directly or indirectly related to causing him to collapse mid-shift at work, which of course prompted him to take time to recover. Taking time to get healthy means fewer hours at work.
It’s unknown as of right now if this black mass in an aneurysm, a blood clot, or nothing at all. That’s what doctors and other specialists are for, and unfortunately, these things cost a ton of money.
Further tests need to be done to figure out exactly what’s going on with the black mass on Sam’s brain. You can help put a dent in these costs by donating as little as $5 to his GoFundMe page.
If you can’t afford to donate, but you’d still like to contribute in some way, please consider sharing Sam’s GoFundMe page on any of your social media accounts.
Thank you all in advance for any help you’re willing to give. You don’t owe anyone a single thing, but the fact that you’d even consider helping a total stranger means an awful lot.