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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 20, 2009

new recruits for the #eric twitter ♥ army

Deborah Bryan tweets on 21 minutes ago from TweetDeck
@VeronicaDLCruz #ERIC "Who Is Veronica De La Cruz and What We Can Do To Help Her"
Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
G'morning Twitter army...blown away by this new website Just finished looking at it. Amazing! Thx 2 fam friend E. Nacino
ooc: w00t! smile .. if you're wondering what E. in E. Nacino is, that's what my family calls me.. Erick. (my friends call me Fred.)
@LIVECURNCH@ posts a blog: LiveCrunch Ask's to Help #Eric
Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Quick update: here w Eric. Still in ICU CCU and he is undergoing kidney dialysis. They wheeled a huge machine into his room and hooked him (cont'd..) Up to it through a line in his neck. He had that done yesterday & complained it was painful and he couldn't move much. He is sleeping again (cont'd..) After finishing lunch. His doctors said his sodium level was low enough 4 him to enjoy a tuna melt! He was so happy. He has been on severe (cont'd..) Salt and fluid restrictions so being able to eat a tuna melt was a joy for him. He also had a little bit of 7 up. It was the the first time (cont'd..) he actually ate the whole thing, normally he takes a few bites and is done with his food. I have been working diligently all morning every (cont'd..) free second I get (norm when the nurses kick us out, or Eric falls asleep) 2 get stuff done. Wrote a bunch of emails, made alot of calls & (cont'd..) wrote another letter to Social Security, which I hope and pray will make the difference in Eric's case. I just faxed it 2 them and now have (cont'd..) 2 wait 4 it to go before a judge 2morrow. I'm so nervous and excited all at the same time. I spoke w Sen. Reid/Ensigns offices this morning (cont'd..) & they confirmed they got my letters I wrote the day before. I am hoping and praying now that we will get a break in this case. Please.#ERIC

ktnv_abc_13_action_news.jpg KTNV ABC 13 Action News runs this story: Judge to decide if man dying of heart failure gets Medicare and video
TwentyFourBit reports Trent Reznor Asks for Donations to Save Dying Man
Reg Saddler tweets on from TweetDeck

prtini posts : Fix Healthcare Now
Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Thank u all! Your prayers and support mean so much to me, my Mom and Eric. He is going into his last 30 mins of dialysis (4.5 hours-whew) (cont'd..) So we r goin 2 go & sit w him. He even says he wants 2 try 2 play Scategories! HUGE improvement. He hasn't had energy so I am happy 2 hear.

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails sets up a webstore selling backstage passes with 100% of the money going to donate for Eric's heart!
Please help out. Let's show the world the power of a strong community. Make a donation to a great cause and come hang out with us at the show of your choice.

A Letter from Trent:

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

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
@trent_reznor Thank u Trent 4 making a difference. Me and my family cannot thank u enough. THANK U!!!!! #ERIC

  • Close of the day the total is aroun $271,300

May 19, 2009

recruits for the #eric twitter ♥ army
EricDLCruz _aard_ agirlcalledbob allaboutenergy ancmowat babyorganics bujio davidhoang dlayphoto dronsayro heykim jesseluna mcshelleyshell MichaelDarwin RonDavies thedrich Thermopolas timbury VeronicaDLCruz

A couple of blogs from Wordpress:
Chance goes to the hospital:

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Eric is sleeping now. Just had some chest xrays done. Hasn't been doing well today. Exremely uncomfortable and internist stressed we need (cont'd..) 2 move him asap. Been hoping to strenghten heart enough to take him to LA w/o med transport but doesn't look like that will b case. Other (cont'd..) problem is they can't do an official transfer bc of lack of insurance so if we transport in ambulance and they drop him off apparently they (cont'd..) r breaking a law - "dumping". So we'd have 2 transport as close to hosp as poss&take him into ER ourselves. Talk about a screwed up system.

Veronica De La Cruz tweets from TwitterBerry
I have a second to write. They moved Eric to ICU bc he hasn't had any kidney output for a gew days and they want to start dialysis. He is (cont'd..) scared bc he has never had it done before. They are also swapping out meds in his IV drips. They tried to take him off a few and he did not (cont'd..) react well. They r hoping 4 diff strategy. Doctors wanted 2 try transport today but now its back 2 trying 2 get him stable enough to do so.

Veronica De La Cruz tweets from TwitterBerry
Eric is scared of dialysis. If anyone can share their exp. pls do. Keep him in ur prayers in meantime. #ERIC

Veronica De La Cruz tweets from TwitterBerry
I have some time 2 write again. They just took Eric to get his line started 4 dialysis. I know his kidney doctor was hoping it wouldn't come (cont'd..) 2 this point but he hasn't had any kidney output 4 a few days and there is lots of fluid buildup, maybe 30+ lbs. They keep changing the meds (cont'd..) around hoping for a better response. I keep telling him if he can just hang in there long enough to get to CA, we can get him some kind of (cont'd..) assist device that will mke him feel better & help the blood flow to the rest of his organs. Sadly, they don't perform those procedres here.

Veronica De La Cruz tweets from TwitterBerry
In the meantime I'm sitting in his hospital room in ICU CCU and get better reception here so I'm gonna try to get some email done. I'm also (cont'd..) going 2 try to fill out some forms sent over by Sen. Ensigns office. The good news is after all the media attn, the offices of Ensign, Reid (cont'd..) and Titus all called. But the sad thing is, it shouldn't have 2 take Ch. 8 & 13 asking them why this is happening 4 Eric 2 get help.

Veronica De La Cruz tweets from TwitterBerry
@teka there is progress from offices, but its still not fast enough. Right now I am filling out forms that allow me to act on his behalf and (cont'd..) @teka get med records. After they take the letter I wrote today to SS and review. Then they put it before a judge and then judge decides.

  • This site now uses the domain

iamdiddy tweets on from UberTwitter
RT @dlayphoto: @iamdiddy you have a voice in a man's life. Pls RT. Help #Eric get a transplant. He needs your help!

May 18, 2009 has this:

Art Saves: Art for Eric Saturday, May 30 / 4 to 7 p.m. PST Shift Collaborative Studio 306 S Washington St #105 Seattle, WA 98104

I decided to do a closing reception for "@," but for a very good reason.

Eric De La Cruz (brother of former CNN reporter Veronica) needs a heart transplant.He needs a heart transplant. Unfortunately, there is a lot of red tape involved, and getting on the list is not easy.

Eric has a preexisting medical condition and we can't get him insurance. We have been fighting to get him Medicare disability.

I'm going to bring my old drawings from "Flexible Reality," along w/ new drawings to sell. 100% of the art I sell will go towards Eric's heart transplant. There will be an opportunity for you to make a donation to support Eric.

RSVP on Facebook

P.S. If you bought a piece at the opening, this is a perfect time to come pick up the drawing.


An online petition is being circulated:

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