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07-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Oh my god, this is a sad story! No wonder so many people walk away from these things and don't try to help. Matthew Leone is a hero in my eyes.

DT signed cymbal for auction to benefit Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone


On July 6th, Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone came to the
rescue of a woman being beaten by her husband on the streets of
Chicago. He didn't know them; he just encountered them as he
walked down the street and couldn't ignore it. Having rescued
her, the husband turned on Matthew as he was calling 911 and
left him unconscious on the street. The beating he received was
so severe, he had emergency surgery to remove a third of his
skull to relieve swelling on his brain and repair numerous
facial fractures. Matthew is currently awaiting further
surgeries. He is slowly recovering, but unfortunately does not
have insurance to cover the substantial medical bills.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund have partnered up with Through The
Pain and Roadrunner Records to help raise funds for his yet
untold medical, legal and rehabilitation costs.

Sweet Relief, Through The Pain, and Roadrunner have been
accepting generous donations from both inside and outside
the music industry in aid of Matthew. 100% of proceeds raised
will go towards Matthew's medical costs."

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07-30-2010, 03:35 PM
FA is there a place to just make a donation? I would like to help. Anyone who tries to stop violence is a hero in my book.

07-30-2010, 06:49 PM
You can find more information and ways to donate at this link John.


Finch Platte
08-05-2010, 08:23 AM
Yeesh, awful. That guy needs to be put away for life.

Why is it that musicians & athletes (the lower-paid ones) never seem to have insurance?

Oops- just became one of the musicians/athletes without, myself. :mad5:

08-05-2010, 08:32 AM
If it's the ampersand, I'll donate.

08-05-2010, 09:16 AM
If it's the ampersand, I'll donate.

Smart ass!

I took me a minute to realize what the hell you were talking about. And I'm married to a drummer. I should know better. :blush2:

08-05-2010, 09:17 AM
Sorry; had to.