UPDATE: Trent Reznor Has Helped Raise Over $446k For Hopeful Heart Transplant Recipient In One Day


Man, we’re updating all of yesterday’s news it seems like. First it was Bob Dylan who didn’t write the poem that is being auctioned as such, and then Lex Records said Mike Patton is not working with Watchmen author Alan Moore. But if we are to leave you with one update this week, it would be the feel good story of Trent Reznor helping a fan raise over $260,000 for a much needed heart transplant.

We told you late yesterday that Trent and NIN were offering the chance to hang with them backstage in exchange for donations 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.

Then yesterday on Trent’s Twitter came the message:
I am truly blown away by the response to this: http://store.nin.com/helperic/
We are over 260K in less than a day! THANK YOU #ERIC

Only to be outdone today with an update via the same Twitter:
RT @VeronicaDLCruz: $446,020 as of midnte last night. The #‘s r overwhelming.Thank u TR! Let’s kp fightng so this nvr happns again.#ERIC

Read the full story here.

To find out more about Eric’s situation, please go here or here.

POSTED May 22, 2009 3:09PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: ,




  1. Dahlia says:

    As of 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2009:
    Trent’s latest Twitter says the total is up to $645,990.
    Amazing! So proud to be a contributor.