Trent Reznor has come up with a fan-friendly way to help Eric De La Cruz get a heart transplant. The Nevada resident and sister to former CNN anchor Veronica De La Cruz is unable to get on a transplant list because he receives his health insurance through a State that does not have an active transplant center.
In a letter posted today on the Nine Inch Nails website, Reznor is offering the chance to hang out with NIN and touring mates Jane's Addiction at any of their upcoming tour stops in exchange for a donation to Eric's fund. The letter reads:
This is for something important. Eric De La Cruz is dying and needs a heart transplant. He keeps getting turned down for a transplant list because he's on Nevada Medicaid, and there are no transplant centers in Nevada. We want to get involved and hopefully so do you, so we're extending a hand. His sister Veronica (former Anchor and Internet Correspondent for CNN) has started a campaign to save his life.
Eric's situation shines a bright light on a broken health care system, and his particular set of problems are being addressed on the political front, aiming for reform in addition to the need for immediate financial help to keep him alive TODAY. I think we can help with the latter.
Here's what we're offering - three options:
If you have a ticket to a NIN/JA show: if you donate $1,000 to this cause, we'll invite you to come hang out with us before the NIN/JA show of your choice. You and a guest can watch soundcheck, eat dinner backstage with us, take pics / get autographs and watch the show from the side of the stage if you'd like.
If you donate $300, you and a friend can join us for soundcheck and a handshaking / hug session before doors open at the NIN/JA show of your choice.
If you do NOT have a ticket to a NIN/JA show: if you donate $1,200 to this cause, we'll invite you to come hang out with us before the NIN/JA show of your choice and provide 2 tickets (best available). You and a guest can watch soundcheck, eat dinner backstage with us, take pics / get autographs and watch the show from the side of the stage if you'd like.
100% of the money collected from this will go directly to Eric's fund.
I hope you'll consider helping out with this.
Sincerely, Trent Reznor
The post goes onto say that all donations must arrive by 5 p.m. (PST) at least 2 days prior to the show you want to attend. To make a donation and claim the opportunity to chill with some pioneering musicians, just go here.