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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 | Examiner.com 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 | Dose.ca 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 | examiner.com 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 | examiner.com 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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Eric on the Web

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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, Inc.is a 501(c)(3) charity in Beverly Hills, CA (Phone 562-590-7900) listed under IRS Publication 78. Tax-id number is 95-4295220.

It could have been you

(sign the petition below)
Eric is like any other young man. As a kid he played ice hockey and loved to swim. However, as he got older he kept getting progressively weaker and ill. Eric has severe dilated cardiomyopathy; basically his heart has become weakened and enlarged, and cannot pump blood efficiently. Because of this, Eric has never been qualified for the regular health insurance that many Americans enjoy.

As he got older, Eric's heart became progressively weaker. In the past few months, Eric's condition has deteriorated rapidly. The decreased heart function affects his kidneys and other body systems.

Unfortunately, because of where he lives Eric is not eligible to be placed on the transplant list. In the State of Nevada there are not heart transplant centers and Nevada Medicaid cannot over health care outside of Nevada. Eric would need to lobby the courts to switch him to the a Federal Medicare program in order to have some coverage to get the heart transplant he needs in another State. The closest nieghboring State that would be able to perform a heart transplant is California.

Eric had lobbied the courts for five years regarding this situation. He has been granted a court appearance twice and lost. He had a third case scheduled a year away. However, this is precious time wasted to a deteriorating heart patient.

Eric was not asking or expecting more from the Federal program than if he had lived in a different State.

Eric's sister, Veronica, has lead the charge on a letter writing campaign to lobby the Governor of Nevada, Jim Gibbons, as well as Senator Reid to push Eric's case through. Not a stranger to the media, Veronica has also lobbied the press to plead Eric's case in the public forum as well.

A secondary campaign to raise money on Twitter to defray the cost of Eric's heart transplant was also initiated.

A short week after the letter-writing and fund-raising campaign began, a series of fortunate events occurred:

  • Trent Reznor joined the fund-raising campaign and has sold backstage passes with 100% of the contributions going towards Eric's case. His campaign raised $500,000 in a day.
  • Eric's case was taken before a judge and he was granted Federal Medicare.

Eric has since been moved to a hospital in California where he was evaluated and placed under transplant 1a status. He has been taken off the transplant list in order to recover from recent emergency bi-VAD surgery and is awaiting re-listing on the transplant list as soon as he recovers sufficently.

17 people die each day awaiting an organ donation. Consider becoming a donor now.

I urge you to study this situation and lobby the government regarding these issue. Eric is lucky to have an army of supporters and a sister who can lead the charge for him. Sadly, there are many out there who do have such an extensive support system. No one should have to face the possibility of dying as well as struggle through the health care system in order to get life saving medical attention.

Consider signing the petition linked below:

HCAN
SIGN THE PETITION

If you want to take alternative action:

Please lobby the Health and Human Services and your local Senator to take action now and prevent a story like Eric's from ever happening.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Telephone: 202-619-025

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