Friday, May 7, 2010

Donate to Lee Bender

Bender at The Black Pearl. This was an Indy ad from 2007.

Lee Bender woke up one mourning and couldn't move- literally. They took him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). He lost a lot of his equilibrium, got really sick, started treatment that will last the rest of his life and he wasn't able to skate anymore. He was sessioning one day then he was done the next. I don't mean for this to sound so cryptic but it's how it went down. Lee soon moved from Phoenix to Indianapolis to be closer to friends and family and to start treatment in Chicago. So far there's no cure, but Lee has found an experimental treatment in Europe that has a 80% success rate. And of course it's illegal in the US, probably cause they haven't figured out how to make millions on it. Well Lee, with the help of Cow Town skates in AZ., Real Skateboards, Lance Mountain and friends and family are trying to raise money to get him to Europe. The whole things going to cost him around $12,000. If you've never donated money to anything then here's your chance. $5? $10? Or more if you can. As skaters we have to stick together- it's what makes us us, and not them. Go to Lee's blog, to donate.

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