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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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| 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 31, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web

Wooooooo! Sorry, but I feel like screaming right now, I am so happy! Just finished a debrief with the drs & #Eric's surgery was a success! (cont'd..) They are very happy with the way things went in the O/R. We just left the hospital and #Eric is on a ventilator but sleeping soundly. We r (cont'd..) completely exhausted but HAPPY & RELIEVED!!! Eric's main CT surgeon said that after seeing his heart, it was a miracle that Eric was still (cont'd..) alive. They said his heart was barely moving. They actually called it "immobile". They also said it was one of the biggest hearts they had (cont'd..) ever seen. Eric's heart has been so badly damaged, it's expanded quite a bit. If you make a fist right now, that is what the size of your (cont'd..) heart probably is. They said that #Eric's heart is the size of a cantaloupe. His heart takes up the majority of his chest cavity and sits (cont'd..) completely on his right lung. The doctor said that we still have a long way to go, but please, I just want to celebrate this one victory. I (cont'd..) feel like we've come so far and this is such great news. I can't tell you how relieved we are. We are very, very, very happy. His vitals (cont'd..) looked pretty good. before we left the hosp His BP was up. And the most important thing: the surgery went well. We honestly can't ask for (cont'd..) much more. My thanks to #Eric's team at the hospital for doing such an amazing job, to @MoWandell for distracting us with dinner and ur dog (cont'd..) Bogie (such a qt), @Trent_Reznor & Michele & of course to #Eric's Twitter Army -- each & everyone of you - {{{I just want to hug you all}}} (cont'd..) thanks so much for staying up with us and for praying and standing with us tonight. Wow. What a night! Still so excited. I tried to snap a (cont'd..) few photos. I will see if I can upload some of them. LOVE YOU GUYS! xoxo

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
Inside #Eric's room post-op. I always thought 6 IV's was a lot. Now he is on 10.

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
I also thought having one chest tube was a lot, but now these all sit on floor (all the tubes he has now) #ERIC

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
Shot from outside, not allowed 2 go in yet. Giant machine is known as "the fridge" & is hooked up to #Eric's VAD

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
B4 I go 2 bed I want 2 share a present from Trent & NIN fans from his show in Colorado: Good night all! Love u xo

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
@Trent_Reznor We are in the clear! Going to try to get some sleep now. Woooooooooooooooo! xo #ERIC

Tim Hedrich tweets on from web
If you've been follwng #Eric, send a card record a mssge 888-880-4980 or sign - or all 3
ooc: interesting.. we can leave a message for Eric over the phone? nice!
Jenn Newton tweets on from web
@MelroseMoorefox OK, you guys are SERIOUSLY making me cry right now, thanks 4 ur help & I'll keep ya posted!! LOVE 2 #Eric & @VeronicaDLCruz
Jenn Newton tweets on from web
attn: #Eric Twitter Army: collage will be done 2day, am using all pix I have permission 2 use, if u didn't get back 2 me, u still have time
If you have the *♥#eric# banner, contact gypsyjenn to let her know its okay to use your avatar in her banner.
David Weir posts a blog: Eric De La Cruz Goes Into Surgery; Twitter Crashes
Tony Hawk tweets on from web
Bonjour! Please send @veronicadlcruz your well wishes for #ERIC. He had a big night but they still have a long road ahead.
@TonyHawk Thanks so much! There is a long road ahead, but happy to be able to celebrate this victory. Been grinning from ear to ear!! #ERIC

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
Good morning #ETA (ERIC's Twitter Army)... still beaming from news last night. Noelle's been at the hospital while Eric sleeps so it's given (cont'd..) me and Mom the luxury of waking up slowly. I have to tell you guys....I CAN'T STOP SMILING! I've been grinning from ear to ear all morning (cont'd..) since I opened my eyes. Noelle says that #Eric has been sleeping pretty soundly. He has only opened his eyes once, and I am sure he doesn't (cont'd..) remember. They have him heavily sedated, which is good -- can't imagine how painful heart surgery must be. Esp when you think about them (cont'd..) having to crack your sternum, ribs to get to your heart (ouch!). We are finishing our breakfast and will be heading to church and to the (cont'd..) hospital soon. We had some french toast and then Mom climbed back in to bed (I think I can hear her snorning), so I might let her zzzzz for (cont'd..) another 20 before I get her up so we can get our day started. Want to take the time to thank you guys all once again. Your support is (cont'd..) amazing. It's been unwavering and so utterly priceless to us. It really does keep us going. TY to #ERIC's Twitter Tech Army (cont'd..) (David, Danny, Jesse, Liza, Erick etc) for helping get the word out to you guys asap. And to the OG's that have been around from day 1 (cont'd..) (I still remember crying on the phone to @heykim and emailing with Cyndi @lostnmissing), @thedrich, @thermopolas, @mcshellyshell for (cont'd..) starting a FB group, people for blogging, baking cakes, bannering, tweeting -- the list goes on and on and on. THANK YOU! I am going to RT (cont'd..) some of the cool tweets I have been getting overnight. More later....xo

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
Whew. I've never retweeted like that. I think i need a break. Keep checking and for updates. I think (cont'd..) Trent will have another announcement soon. Enjoy your Sunday! More later xo #ERIC

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web
Just to nip this one in the bud before the miscommunication starts spiraling -- Eric DID NOT get a heart last night. He had an emergency VAD (cont'd..) surgery that was pretty long -- about 8 hours -- and it was successful. They are using the VAD to keep him alive until we can find a heart (cont'd..) for him. There is still a long road ahead, but we want to celebrate this victory, because this will make him feel better in the interim. smile

Trent Reznor tweets on from web
UPDATE on the Tony Hawk / NIN fundraiser package:
With all the action going on, this one slipped by me. We omitted some of the offering that's currently available. Here's the correct info:

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 - along with CDs of The Slip and the deluxe version of Ghosts I-IV (all signed and numbered by me for this donation). Meaning - handwritten by me: "X of 100 for EDLC. Thank you, Trent Reznor" on all three NIN CDs.

There are still some of these left, and if you ordered before this announcement you will get the whole thing.


Veronica De La Cruz tweets on about 7 hours ago from web
I am here in the hospital with #Eric now. He is sleeping. He is on a respirator and they don't expect him to wake up until tomorrow or the (cont'd..) next day. I don't want him to wake up, because I am sure he will be in a lot of pain when he does. He is heavily sedated. He has good color (cont'd..) in his face and looks peaceful. I can't wait until he is up and feeling better. Mom keeps saying she visualizes him playing hockey and (cont'd..) being active again. He is not on the transplant list now. He has to recover from his surgery, & when he is strong again & they feel he is (cont'd..) being active again. He is not on the transplant list now. He has to recover from his surgery & when they feel he is strong enough again (cont'd..) they will relist him. So we start the process all over again. Still a long road ahead. In the meantime, pls pray for our friend Tara, who (cont'd..) is not doing well. She had a heart transplant when she was 16 & is a member of #ERIC's TWITTER ARMY. @afathersheart2, we r praying 4 u...

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on about 6 hours ago from web
RT @siahoney: @afathersheart2 had heart transplant at 16 & her hearts not doing well PLZ Pray. Follow @organdon4life for updates (PLS RT)

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