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message 1: by Octobercountry (new)

Octobercountry | 1169 comments Mod
I don't know how many of you are familiar with Eric's work, but I'd like to encourage anyone who is able to do so, to contribute to the cause. Even a very small amount can help make a difference. You can find the details here:

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Octobercountry | 1169 comments Mod
I'm very pleased to note that the goal has been reached. Over 300 people contributed to the fund for Eric's quadriciser, and the sum of $20,000 has been reached in just one month's time. Good job!

message 3: by Octobercountry (new)

Octobercountry | 1169 comments Mod
The very sad news here is that Eric's condition has worsened in recent weeks, and he's now in a coma. At this point, his family plans to take him off the ventilator on Monday morning (12 December). There's a drive on to help his family cover funeral costs; if you've ever enjoyed any of Eric's work I encourage you to donate:

message 4: by Octobercountry (new)

Octobercountry | 1169 comments Mod
I've read literally dozens of Facebook tributes to Eric over the past several days; he was something special and will be missed. It's all very sad.

The final update on the gofundme page was written by his aunt:

Our beloved Eric is making his journey home. The vent was removed at 9 am this Monday morning. We were all with Eric to help send him home, our loved blanketed him. Our hearts will always hold his close.

Thank you all for sharing in Eric's life and his never ending hope for recovery, he was a fighter and will always be my Hero.
Thank you all for your many thoughts. Prayers, and we so appreciate the generosity and love you have given to Eric. He will always remain with us in our hearts. Thank you ❤

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