US blues guitarist Walter Trout recently faced a rapid health deterioration and will die within 90 days unless he gets an urgent liver transplant.
A YouCaring fundraiser was instantly launched to gather $125,000 for the surgery. As of today (March 21), the $72,000 mark was successfully crossed, so reaching the given goal is a realistic expectation.
As the fundraiser description reads, Walter was touring an recording until recently, but a sudden liver failure has now left liver transplant as his only chance of survival. "We all want him to also keep playing music for decades to come once his new liver is implanted and settled," says the official statement.
"Doctors say that Walter's lungs, kidneys and heart are all in great condition, so once a new liver is in there, he is expected to make a full recovery. You will own a little piece of this success every time Walter takes to the stage in years to come when you help support this effort."
Being active since the late '60s, Walter performed with such class acts as John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
You can make donations and find additional info here.