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Phil included the band update along with a shout-out for help to fund the treatment of his younger brother battling HIV.
"I know a lot of you have been curious about what I've been up to lately and what the future holds for AILD," the guitarist kicked off. "There will be a time (very soon) that some answers will surface and hopefully that will put your minds at ease. Sorry to be super vague and not provide any immediate info but I assure you that it will all be worth the wait.
"So on to a more personal matter that I'd like to share with you all...
"Some of you might follow me on Instagram and have seen a post awhile back with my little brother, Nathan, in the hospital.
"Thanks to any and all of you who left warm wishes for Nate and the fam btw!
"I'll try to explain the process somewhat briefly. Last year, Nate had a cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball on his brain and had to have immediate surgery to remove it. Not all of the tumor could be removed though so Nate is still facing a long road ahead of him in defeating cancer completely.
"My family is reaching out to those who'd be interested in helping Nate with his recovery process by donating through an Indiegogo campaign. I mainly associate the site with music/technology but it's also a great way to increase communal support for health purposes. The page set up for Nate goes into detail about their approach and how he will benefit from the medicine/medical equipment needing to be acquired for his healing process.
"I'm reaching out to any and everyone possible to help my brother because seeing a loved one suffer from any sort of illness is pretty hard to go through. Whatever it takes to get Nate past this and back to a normal life is the priority for my family.
"Thank you very much for just reading this and if you'd like to get involved and help an incredible kid kick the crap out of cancer, you can follow the link below. My family and I thank you very much!"
"You can make your donation and support the campaign here."