Trent Reznor posted a plea today on nin.com for one of the latest victims of the U.S.’s current health care system. Eric De La Cruz has been rejected twice from the heart transplant list because he’s on Nevada Medicaid and there are no transplant centers in the state – he cannot obtain private insurance or Medicare because he has a preexisting condition.
For donations of varying size, Reznor is offering time with Nine Inch Nails at their shows while on tour with Jane’s Addiction: “We’ll invite you to come hang out with us before the NIN/JA show of your choice. You and a guest can watch soundcheck, eat dinner backstage with us, take pics / get autographs and watch the show from the side of the stage if you’d like.”
Reznor confirms that 100% of the money contributed will be allocated directly to Eric’s fund.
**Update: Since this went up only 3 days ago, Trent has raised $645,990 for Eric. Also, Tony Hawk is donating 100 signed skateboards to the cause and Tom Morello has joined the soundcheck/meet and greet.
(Thanks for the tip, Jarrett!)