#1
I don't know how many of you have heard about this, but there's a dude named Mike Bird who was injured hugely at a TUI/Terror show, and, well...just read this, and help out if you can. I just donated a couple minutes ago.

On the evening of Thursday, April 14th 2011 the Buffalo hardcore community gathered at Mohawk Place to support Terror and Trapped Under Ice as they took the stage to play a show.

With plenty of pile-on's, stage-diving, sing-along's and an incredible vibe of unity and energy, the show got off to an awesome start.

However, what began as a good-old hardcore show ended in a tragic incident that has forever altered the life of one of Buffalo hardcore's very own members.

MIKE BIRD, regular show-goer, hardcore kid, and a member of the Buffalo Straight Edge community, was knocked to the ground by a stage-diver. Hitting his back and head on the concrete floor, Mike had to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance to be treated for his injuries. Unable to move his limbs, or feel any pain in his lower-body, Mike received emergency spinal surgery for his injuries.
The official diagnosis indicates that Mike broke the C5 and C6 vertebrae in his lower spine. With no feeling in his legs, it is unclear how soon 19-year old Mike will regain use of his lower body and be able to walk (or mosh) again.

Without the luxury of being able to afford his own health insurance coverage, this injury is crippling financially as well.
An ambulance ride, emergency room visit, sophisticated spinal surgery, X-Rays, physical therapy, and medication leaves Mike Bird with a medical bill that will most-likely amount to a six-figure sum. His lack of insurance and limited mobility will make paying this debt an impossible task.

The Buffalo hardcore community is banding together, pooling our collective resources and organizing benefit events to help offset Mike Bird�s medical bills.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The community aspect of hardcore is something that transcends the boundaries of cities, crews, cliques, scenes, and sub-genres.
We are ALL hardcore kids; we're all cut from the same cloth.
We ALL go to shows, we ALL stage dive, and we�ve ALL had our share of mishaps.

It could have been any one of us in Mike Bird's shoes.
He just happened to draw the short straw that night and get knocked down.
But as we all know, when someone gets knocked down in hardcore, we PICK THEM BACK UP.

Several benefit events are being organized within the Buffalo scene as we speak.
I'm told that both Terror and Trapped Under Ice are both on-board for a special merch-run related to this incident.

We have set up a PayPal account for donations.
100% of the money donated to this PayPal will go DIRECTLY to Mike Bird's medical expenses.

If you have ANYTHING you can donate via PayPal, a quarter, a dollar, two dollars, please send donations via paypal to:
Sticktightbuffalostyle@gmail.com


NO donation is too small.
Mike Bird has NOTHING, so ANYTHING you can donate will add up.


If you have any questions about this fundraising effort, or want to help out and become involved, shoot me an e-mail at FrankNiemiec@yahoo.com


Thanks.

-Frank XXX


The link is here.


Also, if this is against the rules, I didn't see anything about it. I'm just trying to spread the word as much as I can.
#2
Didnt the singer kick that guys ass? You know, since hes so hardcore that he had to fight someone who went on stage?
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Didnt the singer kick that guys ass? You know, since hes so hardcore that he had to fight someone who went on stage?

No, TUI wasn't even playing when this happened. Though TUI's singer was definitely a dick for doing that.
#7
Why is it that ****ed up shit always happens at hardcore shows? This particular incident could happen anywhere, I know, but it still seems like a lot of violence happens in the hardcore scene.
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Why is it that ****ed up shit always happens at hardcore shows? This particular incident could happen anywhere, I know, but it still seems like a lot of violence happens in the hardcore scene.


From what I've seen hardcore shows have a more fraternal feeling than other genres. Unless you're talking about nu-metalcore where dumbass kids measure their dicks and "fight" each other.
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From what I've seen hardcore shows have a more fraternal feeling than other genres. Unless you're talking about nu-metalcore where dumbass kids measure their dicks and "fight" each other.


I was talking more about FSU and whatnot.
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#12
I got kicked and punched a shit ton of times at such shows and it really is easy to get seriously injured if you don't follow some basic rules. The story seams plausible, but I still won't donate because I don't donate.
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#13
I have to say I feel very little sympathy...of course it's bad that he got horribly injured at a gig, but at the same time, people don't beg for cash donations after there's a stabbing or a brutal assault or something.

I can understand money's hard to come by, but surely if there's anyone to go to for cash to sort this kid out it's the venue/band/tour manager/label who holds the band, etc.
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leaves Mike Bird with a medical bill that will most-likely amount to a six-figure sum


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#16
Plenty of better things for me to give my money too and I still don't do that so no.

Also this is why we have National Insurance so stuff like this doesn't happen.
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Plenty of better things for me to give my money too and I still don't do that so no.

Also this is why we have National Insurance so stuff like this doesn't happen.


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#19
Please delete this thread, it is impossible to tell if this is a scam or not, and even though the story seems plausible, we've had are own share of "believable sob stories" on here that were people trying to trick good-hearted people out of their money.

NEVER send money to people on the internet unless it's an official link from an official organisation's website, not some hardcore forum someplace.

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Please delete this thread, it is impossible to tell if this is a scam or not, and even though the story seems plausible, we've had are own share of "believable sob stories" on here that were people trying to trick good-hearted people out of their money.



This as well
#21
Without the luxury of being able to afford his own health insurance coverage, this injury is crippling financially as well.


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#26
So a kid got injured at a hardcore show, where people hit/kick each other into bloody messes ALL THE TIME..and I'm supposed to feel sorry and give him money? Lol nah, if he's as big in the hardcore scene as they say he is, he knew the risk was there and went anyway. His own problem.
#27
I feel bad for the kid, but he's an idiot.
It's like going rock climbing without ropes, then falling and getting injured, and asking people for money. You know the risks, you have to face the consequences.

That being said, I hope there's people out there less cynical/dickish than me. I'd hate for the kid to be going the rest of his life dealing with this debt.