One of DiS' favourite bands needs your support.
It doesn't matter if you're a fan of the band School of Seven Bells (or Benjamin Curtis' previous band Secret Machines) or not. A human being who makes music and has huge medical bills needs our help. So please take a second to read this, and if you can spare the price of a pint or more, it would be a big help. If you don't have any money, the least you can do is spread the word:
Here's a message from Alejandra Deheza of SVIIB:
2 / 8 / 13 — Dear Friends,
It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can't wrap my head or my heart around it, but here it goes. A few nights ago Benjamin was admitted to the hospital for symptoms that have been getting worse for a few weeks now. After a dozen tests and scans (which he's endured like a champion) , the doctors say it's T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. It developed pretty aggressively, and the chemotherapy to treat it will be pretty aggressive, but the good news is that it's TREATABLE. These next few months will be tough, but he is the toughest person I know (even while here, he was trying to figure out a way to sample the MRI). I wanted to share this with you all, because you guys are such a huge and important part of our lives. Send all of the light and love that you can his way. Every bit will count towards a strong and fast recovery. I believe that with all of my heart. I will be doing the same. Love, Alley.
Go here to donate: http://supportbenjamincurtis.com
P.S. Not meaning to guilt-trip anyone, but I especially urge those of you who have ever streamed their music (for which artists receive very-very little) to at least stump up what you would have paid for a CD.