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Let's decorate Eric's hospital room! if u want to post an address for cards, banners, etc. for Eric, feel free:
Hedrich Creative Group,
306 Montgomery Ln,
Glenview, IL 60025

i set up a toll-free # 4 ppl 2 call & leave a short mssge I'll try 2 compile & get 2 Eric. its 888-880-4980.

1. Tweet. Tweet your little heart out. The more people become aware the better chance of change. We've got some great people tweeting for Eric and the cause, join the Eric ♥ twitter army and let others know! Wear the ♥#eric banner!
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2. Pray. Prayer is big.

3 . Advocate. Sign the petition at HCAN. There's been a flub in the system and unfortunately Eric, like many others, have fallen through the cracks. Our leaders need to be made aware that we need change and they need to do the right thing.

4. Become an Organ Donor Too many people die each year waiting for an organ transplant. Consider becoming an organ donor by visiting Donate Life America.

5. Donate $1. or more to the LifeGiver Project, the proceeds of which benefit Eric De La Cruz and/or other heart transplant patients in his situation (see below for more information).

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Eric in the News
| Daly Kos Denying a Public Option Denies Life for #Eric De La Cruz and Others | Brother of journalist Veronica De La Cruz awaits heart transplant | Tweeple Magazine Trent Reznor uses Ticket Sales for Donations to Save Eric De La Cruz | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Eric De La Cruz still battles for his life | Blabbermouth JANE'S ADDICTION Offers Prize For Heart Transplant Fundraisers | Shock Hound Jane's Addiction Take NIN's Fundraising Effort To Heart | CMJ Jane's Addiction, NIN, Tony Hawk's Big Hearts Save A Dying One | NME Jane's Addiction to play private backstage shows on tour | Entertainment Weekly Jane's Addiction join Trent Reznor's fund-raising for fan's heart transplant | Billboard Jane's Addiction Joins Trent Reznor's Transplant Charity Push | Healthbolt Using Twitter to Help Get a Heart | The Spectator Trent Reznor tweets to save a life | PCWorld Twitter Friends Raise Cash for Heart Transplant | Wonder Wall Trent Reznor raises $860k for man in need of a heart transplant | Chart Attack Trent Reznor Helps Fund Heart Transplant | Bnet The 12 Ways Twitter Will Transform the Media Business | Huffington Post Trent Reznor Helps Save Life On Twitter | Switched Rock Bands Use Twitter to Raise $850K for Fan's Heart Transplant | Contente NIN em campanha para transplante | Spinner Trent Reznor Raises Over $850,000 for Man's Heart Transplant | Mashable Trent Reznor And Twitter Help Raise over $850,000 for Fan in Need | Spike Trent Reznor Trying to Save Lives Through Twitter | Efe Eme Trent Reznor recauda dinero para un trasplante | Side Line Nine Inch Nails fan fundraise huge success | TVNewser From Trent Reznor to Tony Hawk: Help Pouring in for Eric De La Cruz | Velvet Trent Reznor megment egy szívbeteg fiút | Paste Magazine NIN's Trent Reznor Raises More Than $645k for Fan in Need | Music Link I fan dei Nine Inch Nails finanziano un trapianto di cuore | RollingStone (DE) Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor sammelt Geld für einen Herzkranken | Side Line Meet Nine Inch Nails backstage and help out Eric De La Cruz with a heart transplant | Celebrity Cafe Trent Reznor Raises $542K for NIN Fan in Need | Digital Spy NIN fans raise thousands for heart transplant | Thrash Hits Trent Reznor: Still Awesome | ig musica NIN arrecado dinheiro para transplante de coraçăo | The Trip Wire UPDATE: Trent Reznor Has Helped Raise Over $446k For Hopeful Heart Transplant Recipient In One Day | 20 minutos Nine Inch Nails consigue 260.000 dólares para trasplantar el corazón de un joven | bNet Flash: Twitter, Nine Inch Nails Raise $446,020 for Eric | NME Nine Inch Nails fans raise thousands for heart transplant | Hug Trent Reznor, Save a Life; NIN Raises Money For Nevada Man's Heart Transplant | ContactMusic NINE INCH NAILS - REZNOR RAISES THOUSANDS FOR HEART TRANSPLANT MAN WITH NINE INCH NAILS INCENTIVES | RollingStone News Ticker: T.I., Nine Inch Nails | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Judge approves man for Medicare in hopes of getting him a heart transplant | bNet Media Nine Inch Nails, Twitter, and Eric De La Cruz | The Trip Wire You Can Hang Out With Nine Inch Nails And Jane's Addiction For A Small Donation | Live Daily Nine Inch Nails help man in need of heart transplant | A man in need deserves bands indeed | TwentyFourBit Trent Reznor Asks for Donations to Save Dying Man | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Judge to decide if man dying of heart failure gets Medicare | Twitter helping CNN anchor Veronica De La Cruz get heart | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Young man needs a new heart, but insurance won't cover costs | Las Vegas Now 8 Eyewitness News Woman Takes Brother's Health Care Fight to Twitter | PRWeb Twitter Boosts CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life | bNet Media Twitter Joins CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life |

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Eric on the Web

Facebook support | NIN | Write Chic Press | A Facebook cause | Marketing Profs | Jagged Music | Celebrity Everything | Robin Meade | David Weir | TC Palm | Glossip | PC Advisor | Masinop | Stampin' When I Can | David Weir | World of Perspective | Beulahman | Write Chic | Healthcare Change | We Love Eric (The Inconvenience of Change) | Tech Dirt | Write Chic | Pink is the new Blog | MetaFilter | What the Trend | NBC Chicago Street Team | The Queery Whisperer | prtini | Icon vs. Icon | Dave's Tech Blog | P2P Net | @LiveCrunch | jakeho on Wordpress | dascoop on Wordpress | Rutherford Lawson | Write Chic | Rachel Sklar | Veronica Fan site | Hey Kim | Lavanda Dolce | 7th Space | Eric on Retweetist

Contribution Information
Veronica De La Cruz has started the Life Giver Project in conjunction with Storeydreams Foundation, Inc. She hopes and prays that your donation will help breathe life into Eric as well as others. Storeydreams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity in Beverly Hills, CA (Phone 562-590-7900) listed under IRS Publication 78. Tax-id number is 95-4295220.

June 2, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web

Finally home and falling asleep friends...update in the AM. G'night!

Kelly Kalman  tweets on from web
Thinking of #Eric, wondering how he's doing today. Hoping he'll get back on that list ASAP smile

Lavanda Dolce tweets on from web
@veronicadlcruz prayers hugs and hopes for an available heart for #Eric transplant. Prayers for donor

Trent Reznor tweets on from web
Jane's Addiction is offering something really cool to help #Eric :
ooc: woot!
Special "Be Backstage w/ Jane's Addiction" Charity Offer 06/02/09

Check this out: we are giving you a very rare and cool opportunity to hang out with us backstage and watch us warm up and jam before the show in our intimate rehearsal space -- and help save someone's life in the process. A STRICTLY LIMITED total of 10 people per show can participate so act quick!


Since Trent and NIN began fundraising for Eric De La Cruz, we have been wanting to contribute to this great cause and are excited to announce the inclusion of an awesome VIP package for the remainder of the tour. Here's what we came up with#

Before every show, we regularly warm up in an intimate style set-up backstage together. For $1,000, we'd like to offer 10 guests per show the opportunity to sit in us, hang out, and witness the JA preshow experience. In addition to the backstage hang and autograph signing, you will have the chance to watch our set from the side of the stage if you'd like.

For all of our Jane's Addiction fans out there, this is an amazing and rare chance for you to be able to share such a special night w/ us up close and personal while contributing to a really good cause at the same time.

All proceeds from this will go to help Eric De LA Cruz get a new heart and a new chance at life.

Night of show details and instructions for donors:

Your donation of $1,000 will put you on our special JA guest list. When you arrive at the venue, you'll be given special laminates allowing you access backstage around the time NIN hits the stage (remember, NIN plays before JA on this tour). A list of set start times can be found here:

Backstage, you'll be escorted to JA's secret rehearsal room, where you'll meet and hang with us in a room about the size of a small living room. Then we start our long-running tradition of playing anything and everything to warm up and jam before the show. You'll literally be sitting / standing right next to us and it should be a really cool and unprecedented experience. Autographs welcome.

We'll then make final preparations for the stage and if you want, you can watch us FROM the stage as our special VIP guest.

Please note: we start rehearsing roughly 1/2 way through NIN's performance, so you'll still be able to see part of NIN's set (from side stage if you're backstage at that point - we'll figure it out) and then come deep backstage to see us do our thing.

We hope you'll consider this offer - we're desperately trying to help save a guy's life who's fallen through the cracks of a broken health-care system.

Details on Eric De La Cruz here:

Thanks and hope to see you soon!


And here's the info from the NIN site:
A Letter from Trent:

I am very happy to announce the inclusion of a really cool VIP package for Jane's Addiction fans that is strictly limited - so if this unique offer sounds cool to you, act quickly.

Since this fundraiser began, the Jane's guys have been wanting to contribute somehow and they've come up with something really cool. These guys actually set up and play for a good chunk of time in a room backstage to warm up and jam together BEFORE they hit the stage. Jane's stuff, covers, who knows. What they've come up with is this:

For $1,000. PER PERSON, they'll allow 10 guests per show (strictly limited) to come backstage and hang out with them while they play in their practice room (literally standing right next to them in a small, intimate living-room type environment), grab autographs and then watch Jane's Addiction from the side of the stage if you'd like.

Please note: some of this takes place the same time NIN is onstage, so realize you will be missing a PORTION of NIN's show if you participate in this.

If you're a Jane's fan, this is an incredibly rare opportunity to see and meet these guys in action close up like you've never seen before.

All proceeds from this will go to help Eric De LA Cruz get a new heart and a new chance at life. Eric is of the many left behind by a broken, uncaring health-care system.


Details on Eric here:

  • $1000 Donation JA - 6/3/2009 - Mansfield, MA
  • $1000 Donation JA - 6/5/2009 - Camden, NJ
  • $1000 Donation JA - 6/6/2009 - Holmden, NJ
  • $1000 Donation JA - 6/7/2009 - Wantagh, NY
  • $1000 Donation JA - 6/10/2009 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • $1000 Donation JA - 6/12/2009 - Charlotte, NC
  • I want to help $10 (or more) donation

Dave Navarro tweets on from web
Check out the Jane's site for information to help Eric De La Cruz!

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
RT @davenavarro6767: Check out Jane's site 4 info 2 help #Eric De La Cruz! (Me: Awesome! Thx Janes 4 supporting #ERIC!)

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
Hello #Eric's Army! How are you all doing? Wanted to check in with a quick update on Eric...we've been spending some time with him after (cont'd..) the surgery and I have to say.....he is recovering a lot quicker than a lot of us expected. Esp. the doctors and nurses. They are all very (cont'd..) pleased with his progress. He still can't talk, which I know is extremely frustrating for him, (cont'd..) so he communicates via dry erase board like this: . When he has enough energy, he will actually write some stuff

(cont'd..) out on a pad of paper. I saved some of his notes and wanted to share them with you. He is a little shaky....but here is some of what he has (cont'd..) had 2 say (mind you he has been extremely grateful), my favorite one is this: , a note that says THANK U, I LOVE U

(cont'd..) You can see how shaky he is in his writing. It makes me nervous when he writes because I see how much energy it takes out of him. It takes (cont'd..) him what feels like 5 minutes to form each letter. The other one that was very sweet was one he wrote to me and Mom, (cont'd..) It basically says, "I would cry if I had the tears." On top of being eternally grateful, he has been very parched

(cont'd..) and dehydrated, so he doesn't think he would be capable of them, but nevertheless, the note was so sweet and it really touched us. The other (cont'd..) thing he is really into doing right now besides the thumbs up to he likes to point to his eye and then his heart and then at u (cont'd..) meaning -- I love you. He also is very big into squeezing your hand. If you are around he will grab your hand and then he doesn't want you (cont'd..) to leave. And he squeezes it. Very tight. We keep telling him how well he is doing and how proud of him we are. I look at him and still see (cont'd..) someone who is very sick, but I am so proud of the progress he is making. It breaks my heart when I think back to just a few weeks ago when (cont'd..) he was able to play Scattergories, how different the situation is now. He is on a respirator and has tape around his head to keep his (cont'd..) breathing tube in place. He can't speak and has been in protective isolation because the doctors are so scared he might get an infection, (cont'd..) which could be deadly. Before we go in to see him we are required to wear a gown, gloves and a mask. I took some pictures so you could see:

(cont'd..) And this is a picture of Mom clasping #ERIC's hand between hers. I am sure he was probably squeezing it

(cont'd..) since that is his new thing right now smile We had to leave so he could go to sleep, but before we did that, he wanted to write Trent a note 2 (cont'd..) to thank him for everything he had done. Again, it makes me nervous when he writes because he simply does not have the strength yet and (cont'd..) every letter takes him about 5 minutes to make. But here is a small portion of it: The note basically tells Trent

(cont'd..) that he is too weak to write a long letter, but he just wants to thank him and there aren't enough words in the dictionary that describe (cont'd..) what he has done for #ERIC. I took a few pictures of it and am emailing them to @Trent_Reznor. I will also give the letter to Michele 2 get (cont'd..) him, so he can have the actual copy. Me and my Mom have been saving most of what he writes. He is so thankful to be alive -- he wrote my (cont'd..) Mom one that says - U MEAN THE WORLD 2 ME. In the meantime, I am still collecting pictures to decorate his room with. I wanted to show (cont'd..) you some of what we have come up with so far. Our friend Katie had some of her young students draw a bunch of pix

(cont'd..) 4 #Eric which I have told him about. He is really excited to see them and as soon as he is out of protective isolation, we'll get to work (cont'd..) putting them up on his walls so that we can cheer up his room a little. Anyhow -- we are going to be able to go in and visit again in about (cont'd..) 45 minutes and we want to grab some dinner so I will have to update you guys with more later. Thx 4 ur love and support! xo, V #ERIC

Jennifer Brenner tweets on from TweetDeck
@trent_reznor I think we're all crying right now. I hope you can get to see #ERIC one day. smile

Trent Reznor tweets on from TweetDeck
@VeronicaDLCruz Now I'M tearing up... please give #ERIC my best. Everyone out here on tour - bands and fans alike are wishing him well.
@Trent_Reznor r so thankful, you could never ever know. Eric teared up too when he was trying to write the letter to you. I will send it. xo

Trent Reznor tweets on from TweetDeck
And a word of thanks to my band: @ilanrubin, @justinmj and @robinfincktwits. These guys are working as hard as I am to help #ERIC

Pirate Trent Reznor tweets on from web
@VeronicaDLCruz Now I'M tearin' up... give #ERIC me best. Everyone out here on tour - bands 'n fans alike are wishin' 'im well.
Yoda_Reznor tweets on from web
@VeronicaDLCruz Now tearing up I AM... my best please give #ERIC. All the galaxy - jedi and apprentices alike wishing him well, we are.
ooc: Who thinks of these things? Is Trent Reznor the only guy with such a following? Maybe one day we'll see a Pirate_VeronicaDLCruz and a Yoda_VeronicaDLCruz.
Jason Purcell tweets on from web
@trent_reznor By helping #Eric, you have made all of us take a step back and appreciate life a lot more, Trent.

Gabe Sanchez tweets on from Tweetie
@VeronicaDLCruz, I do believe I am a bit misty seeing those last posts. I shall continue to pray for #ERIC and hope for a speedy recovery

Look to the Stars posts this story: Nine Inch Nails Urge Fans To Give
Hudson Horizons has has this blog: Social Media Raises Awareness, Rouses Audiences.

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