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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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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 21, 2009

new recruits for the #eric twitter ♥ army

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
I hope all of u (#ERIC'S TWITTER ARMY) r sitting down. If not, do it now. Seriously. Just spoke 2 @Trent_Reznor: $220,100 IN 5 HOURS!!!OMG.

  • 12:10 AM total is $220,000!!!!!!
    tnx again Trent Reznor, you r0x0rz my b0x0rz!

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Can't sleep. Today is day we hear judges decision. Please get details from Ch 13 Vegas site. I think its KTNV. Last nites 11p newscast #ERIC (cont'd..) Its been a really exciting 24 hours. First we hear from Sen. offices, then Social Security, dialysis starts to make Eric feel better&he eats (cont'd..) a tuna melt (wasn't allowed salt at all before so he was happy, his doctors r happy bc they hear judge will hear case, Ch 13 does an update (cont'd..) Las Vegas Review Journal can't believe the power of Twitter, Eric plays Scategories for the first time in days. We stop bc he feels short (cont'd..) of breathe, tho he still seems happy (I beat him by 2 points, we stopped at N and I was anxious to share my answer for something found in a (cont'd..) tool box, I had written Nine Inch Nail), word from NIN that their fundraising effort hit the web, visiting hours over we say goodnight2Eric, (cont'd..) Watch KTNV report on news, Trent tells us he's raised 221k in 5 hours.....I mean, really. The past 24 hours have been incredible. But the 1 (cont'd..) Thing that does not change regardless.....Eric is still sick. I am sleeping in his room and when I got home last night I looked around and (cont'd..) The gravity of the situation stuck with me. I saw his meds, his wedge pillow, a device he uses to help him breath if short of breathe.All of (cont'd..) this doesn't change the fact that Eric is still sick and has a long road ahead of him. Regardless, all along the way there have been little (cont'd..) miracles and for all those we have to be thankful. Its been a pretty amazing 24 hours. I can't sleep bc I'm nervous. Erics paperwork FINALLY (cont'd..) goes before a judge and we've waited five years 4 this. I have a knot in my stomach. Please keep #ERIC in your thoughts 2day. Its been (cont'd..) overwhelming.With 1 miracle after another. Thx 2 every1 who has stood by our side&supported us. Its been a lovefest on the web. We r gr8ful.

Icon vs. Icon
posts this story: Trent Reznor Aims To Rally His Troops To Aid Ailing Fan
Dave's Tech Blog
posts this story: NIN Starts A Noble Fundraiser (I wish I had $1000)
P2P Net posts this story: NIN's Trent Reznor: `Help heart patient Eric'
posts this story: A man in need deserves bands indeed
NBC Chicago Street Team posts this story: Twitter Saves A Life
The Queer Whisperer posts this story: NIN Joins Up for a Good Cause
What the Trend posts this story: Why is #Eric popular right now?
Trent Reznor tweets on 39 minutes ago from TweetDeck
I am truly blown away by the response to this: are over 260K in less than a day! THANK YOU #ERIC

Meta Filter
posts a story: Nine Inch Nails raises $260,000 in less than one day to help heart patient
Pink posts a story: Trent Reznor Asks For Your Help To Save A Life
siahoney tweets on 13 minutes ago from txt
@dronsayro I am so glad I have the day off tomorrow. Ill be sad to see #eric and V and mom leave but Im ecstatic for them! Will see thm n LA soon

LiveDaily posts a story: Nine Inch Nails help man in need of heart transplant
posts a story:
You Can Hang Out With Nine Inch Nails And Jane's Addiction For A Small Donation
bNet Media posts a story Nine Inch Nails, Twitter, and Eric De La Cruz

Eric scores a BIG win!!

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on 26 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
Friends - after 5 years of fighting for Erics disabilty, I am pleased to announce that the judge has ruled in Eric's favor. I cried, my mom& (cont'd..) Brother were hugging me, eachother, whoever they could. Doctors and nurses have hi-fived. I've been on the phone all day trying to figure (cont'd..) Out exactly what this means and what will be covered. The good news is the issue of medical transport will no longer be an issue. They are (cont'd..) Working now to transport Eric. Mom has gone home to pack. All is good on that front. The bad: it still takes a week 2 process the paperwork (cont'd..) I have been speaking w Marion, Erics case worker here trying to get all ducks in a row, as well as staff over at UCLA. I have been speaking (cont'd..) w Ilona over in Financial at UCLA and here is where it gets somewhat deflating. I asked her what to expect as far as coverage. She said (cont'd..) As soon as we get Erics paperwork we can determine upfront costs (which could be 6 figures), I still need to purchase supplemental insurance (cont'd..) that backs up Medicare, there are costs for this, that and the other (I'm thinking what does Medicare pay for then???) I told her that an (cont'd..) Army of truly amazing people have been pulling for Eric and have been working diligently to raise funds and when I told her what we"d raised (cont'd..) So far, she very simply said -- keep fundraising. You never know what a transplant will end up costing u. So unfortunately, this has been a (cont'd..) HUGE personal victory, but I realize we still have far to go. Its a bit frustrating but I am trying to focus on the positives. Now the (cont'd..) Transplant team knows about Eric, we won't have to drop him off at the ER - they will be waiting there to receive him!! We will have proper (cont'd..) medical transport w/o being scared of breaking "dumping" laws - having to walk him in ourselves after the ambulance takes us as close to the (cont'd..) Hosp as possible. As soon as we get Eric evaluated we will know whether or not he makes "the list", but the good news is now WE CAN GET HIM (cont'd..) EVALUATED!!! So it is great news all around. Still unsure what its going to actually cost us, but as things come up we will b completely (cont'd..) transparent w/ what those costs are&what purpose they serve. So we will continue 2 fundraise & all money leftover will remain w foundation. (cont'd..) to help the next person in this situation. But in all honesty, what I am really hoping for is change. Make some noise. Express ur outrage w (cont'd..) The system, keep writing letters, signing petitions, raising awareness. Thank goodness Eric had me here to keep pushing. We could have just (cont'd..) Given up a longtime ago. But we kept going and fighting and that's what I intend to continue to do. With your help we have proven that we (cont'd..) Could move mountains. With your help we proved that we could tweet loud enough to get the attention of angels like Trent Reznor, w/ ur help (cont'd..) I've been able prove 2 my brother that there are good people in the world and it can pay off to rely on the kindness of strangers. Its been (cont'd..) an overwhelming past few days, and the fight is not anywhere near over. Its really just beginning. I have 2 go home and pack a bag now, but (cont'd..) Want u all 2 know how much ur love and support has meant to me, Eric and my Mom. Seeing the time spent, the tweets sent, the $ raised, the (cont'd..) banners and websites created...all of it leaves me speechless. I am so thankful that the Twitter community(#Eric's army) has been behind us (cont'd..) This far, I only hope u continue2 march w/ us the whole way thru. Thx again 4 all ur help and I will have another update soon. Love 2 u!!Xo

ktnv_abc_13_action_news.jpgKTNV ABC 13 Action News runs this story:
Judge approves man for Medicare in hopes of getting him a heart transplant

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