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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.

May 17, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry

I hope tomorrow they can bring his dog, that would make him happy. Mom is exhausted. She and my brother have same condition tho her EF is 30

  • 12:31 AM total is $4,634

Alyssa Milano tweets on from Tweetie
RT: Our bros used 2 play hockey against eachothr. name is @EricDLCruz & needs help. Pls spread word. (via @Thermopolas)

  • 10:07 AM total is $4,997

Also spotted a couple more of these:
Tim Kissane tweets on 11:01 AM May 17th from TwitPic - PLEASE TWEET FOR A CAUSE: Help save @VeronicaDLCruz's brother's life -- DONATE #Eric

Tim Kissane tweets on from TwitPic - Please add this to your user pic to show support for #Eric. If you need help, ask. Thank you. Please ReTweet.

This page comes online at around 1:00 PM

ooc: after 16 hours of coding time to get some sleep.. ugh.. and catch bugs in the evening

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
I'm here in hospital with Eric. He is tired and groggy. We brought him steamed fish again for lunch since he won't eat hospital food. My mom (cont'd..) is exhausted too. She"s sleeping in the chair on the other side of his bed while I continue to sift thru paperwork. He has more than 1,000 (cont'd..) pgs of medical recrds. No wonder people can't get thru this stuff. Can u imagine being a sick person trying 2 deal w paperwork? I'm healthy (cont'd..) and can barely get to it. I'm happy Eric is sleeping. He hasn't been able to sleep for a long time so this is good. His CHF often keeps him (cont'd..) up at night. Two months a go we bought him a wedge pillow so he could sleep propped up but even that was uncomfortable for him. Am hoping (cont'd..) his friend Josh brings his dog Chance today. I am exhausted too. Its been nonstop. No one works on wknds so its tough to get stuff done. (cont'd..) Tomorrow is Mon so I am hoping to get his paperwork in front of the right people again. Its been such a nightmare. Keep pulling 4 him. #Eric

  • 1:37 PM total is $5,103

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Bringing Chance (Eric's dog) is not going to happen. His immune system is weak so he can't be around the dog, plus he can't make it out (cont'd..) 2 courtyard where they'd bring him bc of all his IV's. He's on a piccline (sp??). Mom got mad that I evn suggstd it. Just trying2help. #Eric

  • 1:37 PM total is $5,303

siahoney Veronica and her Mom stop by my sister's place in Vegas after being in the hospital with Eric all day.

May 16, 2009

siahoney My sister Liza sends me this note: Eric is on my mind and I can't concentrate. ugh and dad is playing his music loud

Hal Eisner tweets on 2:16 AM May 16th from TweetDeck
@VeronicaDLCruz Can u give me a link I can fwd to the weekend prod? (FOX11-My13). I need more information. Also, pls follow me so I can DM u

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Walking down the hall of my brothers hospital floor. #Eric is by far the youngest person here. Its very sad. He shouldn't be sick like this.

* 1:52 PM total is $3,500
Annie Duke tweets on from Tweetie
RT @heykim: help @VeronicaDLCruz save her brother's life, he needs a heart transplant, please check #Eric for all info.

Trent Reznor tweets on from TweetDeck
RT @VeronicaDLCruz: PLS HELP SAVE #ERICS LIFE. Needs heart transplant no centers in NV.Caught in disability redtape

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
WE R USING TWITTER AS A LIFELINE 4 MY BRO #ERIC. Pls donate 4 lifesaving heart transplant.!!! We r running out of time

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
Eric having rough day in hospital. Systolic no better than 60 even on 3 IV's, 1 being dopamine. Drs say MUST get him to another hosp asap. (cont'd..) He has edema in his legs and is carring 30+ lbs of fluid. Very swollen/bloated. His friend Josh is visiting. He misses his dog which a (cont'd..) friend helped get for him. He named the dog "Chance".

  • 6:22 PM total is $4,127
  • 7:26 PM total is $4,368

Bubbletweets! Gotta love 'em.
David Hoang tweets on from web
Recorded a Bubble Tweet for @EricDLCruz -- ( -- @VeronicaDLCruz) #Eric

Write Chic blogs: Donations for Eric De La Cruz

May 15, 2009

  • 12:28 AM total is $1,844

If he is up for it, Eric will begin to make the drive to California.

The Expert makes a video bubble tweet for Eric
The Expert tweets on 3:05 PM May 15th from web

This one ain't "ha ha" funny. But it's meant to help out #eric More info @ http://www.veronicadelacruz...
The Expert tweets on 7:45 PM May 15th from web
I'm asking again: PLEASE help: http://www.veronicadelacruz... I'm shocked & saddened at how little we've done.

bNet Media posts a a story for Eric

Thermapolis has created a youtube video for Eric:

  • 12:57 PM total is $2,362

Rutherford Lawson posts a blog supporting Eric

  • 1:32 PM total is $2,463

Rachel Sklar posts a blog supporting Eric

Lifegiver's Foundation posts a note in support of Eric

Veronica is en-route to Vegas.. she sends this:

I am reaching out to as many people as possible in hopes that they can help me get the word out and save my brother's life. Right now I am en route to Vegas to move him to UCLA. I am really scared because the doctors are trying to stabilize him before we move him and the only thing keeping him stable now are 3 IV's that I don't want to take him off of. I need to raise 150k stat in order for UCLA to evaluate him for a transplant and put him on the transplant list. We are currently fighting MediCare redtape and don't have time for bureacracy.

Here is more info on Eric's story and how our healthcare system is broken. If you can, please help me raise money and pass this email along. We've already raised nearly 3k in 2 days! So I feel hopeful even though our target goal is a hefty 150,000.

My Deepest Gratitude,


May 14, 2009

Money starts coming in to help Eric.

  • 6:10AM total is $335
  • 7:01AM total is $500
  • 12:01AM total is $1000

People start modding their avatars
jesseluna TanyaNoel

We Love Eric website built at

A Veronica fansite is turned into a donation point for Eric's heart.


My friends, ... Senator Reid needs to know that there should be a change in our flawed health care system. We are praying that in this instance Nevada and California will work together so that Eric can get on the transplant list.

We are also trying to raise money to assist in paying the massive expenses involved. Please donate anything you can! Even $1.00 would be appreciated!

My sister Liza visits Eric at the hospital. He's seems to have high spirits, but very weak.

Demi Moore tweets on 4:57 PM May 14th from Tweetie

RT @SashaKane If ever a dollar could make the difference in saving a life it is now #Eric http://www.veronicadelacruz... GIVE

  • 6:35 PM total is $1,200

NHL Ducks v. Red Wings Game. Red Wings pull ahead of the tie with only 3 minutes left in the game. Ducks lose. Eric is obviously not as upset as I am:
Eric A. De La Cruz tweets on 7:03 PM May 14th from web

Ahhh last 3 minutes of the game. I cant believe the wings beat my ducks!*#! Next year we'll take it. Again thanks for all the support!

  • 9:51 PM total is $1,500

A former coworker of Veronica blogs for Eric.

Senator Reid's contacts Veronica and is aware of the situation. Hopefully something will be done.

There's a possibility of t-shirts?!?

ries tweets on 10:43 PM May 14th from TweetDeck

or Black fundraising shirt if we can get donated product (SKU# RSAM456 @americanapparel?)

kathy Ireland tweets on 12:27 AM May 15th from web

@VeronicaDLCruz We have much 2do for UR brother @ericdlcruz. Want 2know what CA hospitals where heart transplants happen. Love 2 UR family

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