I recently discovered that Pat Spurgeon, drummer for the acclaimed indie rock band Rogue Wave (check them out!) is in need of a kidney transplant.
Pat was born with one kidney and it failed. He had his first transplant in 1993, which served him well until now. After 13 years, it has started to deteriorate. He has been on dialysis since April and is hoping desperately to find a donor. Some of the band’s friends have been tested to see if they are an appropriate match, but Pat has yet to hear good news. Provided he finds a donor, there will be substantial costs that both Pat and his donor will incur.
The band is doing everything to spread the word on Pat’s condition by hosting a variety of benefits (a notable show took place on September 30 in San Francisco, featuring performances by Rogue Wave, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie,) Matthew Caws (Nada Surf,) Ryan Miller (Guster,) John Vanderslice, and other special guests. Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snickett) MC’d the event.
Please visit this site to read more about this and to support Pat, thanks.