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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 |

Videos for Eric

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KTNV ABC 13 Action News
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Las Vegas Now 8 Eyewitness News

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 29, 2009

PC Advisor blogs: Twitter fans raise $850k for heart transplant

Trent Reznor tweets on from TweetDeck
Signed collectible complete boards from @tonyhawk & signed NIN SILL CDs available now for a great cause: (cont'd..) 100 packages available, all proceeds help #Eric - THANK YOU
NIN help Eric reads
A Letter from Trent:

Thank you so much for your help with this cause. Due to your generosity, we've raised over $850,000.

This response has been overwhelming - so much so we sadly have to stop accepting any more VIP package donations for the North American NIN/JA shows. We simply can't accommodate any more people! We are still accepting multiples of $10 donations and all VIP packages for the headlining shows in the rest of the world.

We're now offering a limited package of 100 collectable / signed complete skateboards generously donated from my friend Tony Hawk. For a donation of $1,000 you will receive one of these and a signed-by-me copy of NIN's rarest CD release, STILL.

Please consider helping if you haven't already - we're showing the WORLD the power of a strong and committed community, and we're quite possibly saving a life in the process. We still have a ways to go financially. Thank you all.


  • Tony Hawk Limited Edition and Still CD Signed, $1000 donation
  • I have tickets and want the full VIP treatment $1000 donation
  • I have tickets and want to attend soundcheck / meet and greet only $300 donation
  • I want tickets AND the full VIP treatment $1200 donation
  • I want to help $10 (or more) donation
Jennifer Brenner tweets on from TweetDeck
@trent_reznor I wish I had more $$ to donate frown I donated 300 smile I will spread the word about the skateboards thx@tonyhawk! we luv #Eric.

Gabe Sanchez tweets on from Tweetie
starting the morning commute. pray for me or was that pray for everyone else? better yet, pray for #ERIC and @VeronicaDLCruz

Emilee Young tweets on from Power Twitter
stay strong #eric - RT @kristallin @EricDLCruz hang in there, bud, were all sweating with you and keeping fingers crossed for good news!

Huffington Post posts this story: Trent Reznor Helps Save Life On Twitter
ooc: awesome! the twitter ♥ army page made it into this Huffington Post article!
Glossip blogs: Trent Reznor's Charitable Twittering Puts Fartbag Ashton Kutcher To Shame
bNet Media posts this story: The 12 Ways Twitter Will Transform the Media Business
Kendra Kellogg tweets on from web
Amazing, heartfelt gems I met during #Eric campaign. @Thermopolas @lilyofoz @heykim @mcshelleyshell @jodylouise #followfriday

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
Hey friends , just wanted 2 give you a quick update. I'm happy to say that after 3 pretty rough days and nights, Eric is looking pretty good (cont'd..) today.! He really scared us the past few nights. He has been severely short of breath, to the point where his lips were turning blue as well (cont'd..) the area under his eyes. It really scared me. He still can't communicate well, but he is able to write stuff down on a pad and whisper a (cont'd..) little. He has even been cracking jokes today, so we are very happy. Because he had such a rough three days, the doctors actually wanted 2 (cont'd..) do a VAD surgery tomorrow, or give him a "VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE", but bc he seems 2 have improved today, they now have 2nd thoughts. (cont'd..) The doctors tell me that its riskier to do a transplant after u get a VAD and mortality rate is a lot higher , so if we can wait, then we (cont'd..) should. Eric was a little disappointed because he's been so uncomfortable and has been feeling so sick, he just wants to be able to breathe (cont'd..) again. I keep telling him to hang in there, he's doing a good job and has been really tough and strong. Even with all these tubes running (cont'd..) in and out of him and treatment after treatment, he's still being a trooper & I am proud of him..He hasn't eaten in 3 days --just ice chips. (cont'd..) and is always complaining that he is parched and thirsty. I will say the treatment is more aggressive here. In Vegas he was on 3 IV's, here (cont'd..) he is on 6. They've been removing 500 cc's of fluid from him per hour, so it's a lot. At one point 2 days ago he was telling me he (cont'd..) trying to tell me he didnt think he was going to make it and we were all very scared. But today he's told Noelle that he is going to get thru (cont'd..) thru this, so I am greatly relieved to see that he still has the fight left in him. It's been a really hard road. Mom is slowly recovering. (cont'd..) She is going to see an orthopedist next week. Her ribs are still sore. She has managed to befriend every single Filipino in the hospital so (cont'd..) at least she is keeping herself busy. If she wasn't in a wheelchair, I am sure she'd be cooking pancit and lumpia for everyone but she is (cont'd..) struggling 2 get around. I'm feeling pretty optimistic and feel like happier days are ahead. More later. Hope u guys have a great night! xo

Chart Attack posts this story: Trent Reznor Helps Fund Heart Transplant
Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
Latest blog update, thx to @siahoney I LOVE THIS WEBSITE BTW! AWESOME! xo
ooc: w00t!
Alyssa Milano tweets on from Tweetie
@VeronicaDLCruz tell eric that I send a big hello!
@Alyssa_Milano I will thanks! He's pretty overwhelmed by all the attention. He feels grateful for all the support (cont'd..) @Alyssa_Milano and is looking 4ward to his new heart. Cant wait until he can wake up breathing. I hate watching him struggle, its so hard.
@VeronicaDLCruz I know sweetie. But you're the best sis ever. Stay strong and smile at what you've done. We're all proud of you.
@Alyssa_Milano You are very sweet! Thank you. xo

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
Sending love out to #Eric's Twitter Army! Like Eric, it's good to see you guys still have the fight left in you...... #ERIC

Riley tweets on 10:17 AM May 25th from TwitterBerry
@VeronicaDLCruz what is his blood type?
@Ri_Guy What blood type is he? Eric is O+ so it might be a second before we find one for him. I think its better to be A and B
@VeronicaDLCruz O+ is good, A&B are better but ALL O blood is held for only O's till refused, so he is in good standing

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
@megastar They told us Eric had 5 years to live. That was 7 years ago, so he is hanging in there. I was very upset yesterday when the Drs (cont'd..) @megastar weren't feeling very optimistic. I was crying really hard. They told me they felt like #Eric had gotten here 2 years too late. I (cont'd..) @megastar kept trying to tell them that we would had been here sooner had it not been for insurance issues. It's difficult to explain the (cont'd..) @megastar story to people who aren't familiar with all the struggles we've faced. Important thing is -- WE ARE FINALLY HERE! #ERIC

Carrie C. tweets on from
@VeronicaDLCruz Mmm. Lumpia. Can she be my mom, too?! Sending her my love for a speedy recovery.
@chickieleighc Yes, Mom is a gr8 cook. Lumpia, pancit, adobo r her specialties.I wish she was feeling better & we had access 2 a kitchen smile
ooc: always trip to see me non-filipinos know and like filipino food
Ryan Subica tweets on from Twitterena
@VeronicaDLCruz The power of the #ERIC Twitter Army has amazing healing properties. Hang in there Eric. We're all behind you.

Blazer Power tweets on from Twitterrific
GO #Eric! GO #Eric! Just a little cheer for Eric. smile (((BE STRONG!)))

Andy Paco tweets on from Tweetie
@VeronicaDLCruz #eric, ur mom & Wonder Woman (aka YOU) continue to be in our prayers. God bless u & may He heal #eric & ur Mom.

Lisi Silveira tweets on from web
I am praying for #eric

Kathy Jones tweets on from web
Prayers ((Hugs)) & Love #eric

Tony Passarella tweets on from TweetDeck
Back to work I go, for a bit anyways,... Prayers for #eric

siahoney tweets on from web
It's almost Social Saturday! Spread the word on becoming an organ donor and spread #Eric 's story to others.

Wonder Wall Trent Reznor raises $860k for man in need of a heart transplant

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