If you dig hardcore, and you’ve got extra money burning a hole in your pocket, fuck donating to Harley Flannagan.
Cro-Mags bassist Mike “The Gook” Couls (also formerly of Cold As Life and Sworn Enemy) was the victim in Friday’s stabbing incident at Webster Hall, and his medical bills are mounting.
“In lieu of recent events at the Cro-Mags show this past weekend at Webster Hall, the family of Mike ‘The Gook’ Couls has set up a donation fund via PayPal to help absorb the extraordinary expenses accrued from having been stabbed multiple times and hospitalized – with no insurance,” says this donations page.
“Mike is a recent parent of a beautiful baby girl who could have very easily been left fatherless due to the erratic and callous actions of the perpetrator, Harley Flanagan,” the site reads. “It is with great fortune that the aforementioned possibility is not the reality, however, the enormous bills from the hospital are.
“A lifetime of commitment is what Mike ‘The Gook’ has offered the greater hardcore community,” the page implores. “We ask that you please donate in honor of his dedication to this community we are all a part of and also in support of his family.”
Mike’s family may also want to look into a program offered by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for victims of violent crime in New York. I believe they pick up a large portion of your medical expenses.
Just a suggestion.
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