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Randy Blythes Grammy-Medaille für krebskranke Schwägerin versteigert

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So eine Grammy-Nominierung ist für den betreffenden Künstler von großer Bedeutung. Noch wichtiger wird diese jedoch, wenn sie wie im Fall von Lamb Of God-Sänger Randy Blythe dabei hilft, Leben zu retten.

Vor elf Jahren versteigerte der Frontmann erstmals die Grammy-Medaille, die es 2006 für die Nominierung der Lamb of God-Single ‘Redneck’ gab, mit dem dazugehörigen Zertifikat. Die Einnahmen sollten im Anschluss der Muskelschwund-Forschung zukommen, da die zwei Kinder von Blythe Freund Todd daran erkrankt waren.

Der Käufer übergab die Medaille im Anschluss mit den Worten „Behalt sie“ an Blythes Freund und seine zwei Kinder. Nun wurde Todd kürzlich auf den Spendenaufruf von Blythe aufmerksam. Dieser galt der krebskranken Schwägerin des Sängers und sollte dabei helfen Geld für die Chemo und die Behandlung zu sammeln.

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This is my kid brother Scott’s wife, Bianca– she’s the only sister I’ve ever had, & I love her so very dearly. Bianca is undergoing chemo right now before she has a double masectomy– after that, she has to undergo radiation treatment- she has Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer, & it’s brutal. Her spirit is strong, & she’s fighting hard, but my brother still has to go to work, she still goes to work when she is well enough, & they still have my 7 year old nephew to look after- it’s exhausting for all involved, especially Bianca. Over the years I’ve donated to & used my platform to raise money/awareness for various disease related charities– the #LeukemiaandLymphomaSociety, the #StoneCircleofFriends (Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy), the #PinkInkFund (a masectomy tattooing fund), I did a 60 mile walk in 3 days wearing pink corpse paint & a kilt (yes, THAT kilt, from Killadelphia) while pushing an injured friend in a wheelchair to raise money for breast cancer research- all ya have to do is google my name + these diseases & a story will pop up. I’ve posted here about & donated my money to various fundraisers for musicians with medical bills (just scroll back.) I’m not saying this because I’m the greatest dude on earth (because I’m absolutely NOT) but I definitely have tried to use my position as a musician/photographer/writer to help others, whether it’s friends, fans, fellow musicians, or strangers. Up until now, it’s always been people outside my family– sadly, that is no longer the case. It sucks, but I can only try to help out my sister-in-law using any means at my disposal. To that end, Bianca’s friends set up a GoFundMe because this cancer bullshit is EXPENSIVE, so if you can, kick down a few bucks (of course, my wife & I already have)- LINK IS IN MY BIO, or you can go to: www.gofundme.com/bi-strong. If you can’t, send her some positive vibes- she’s the best & my family needs her to stick around for a long time. I freaking hate this cancer crap! And ladies, please check your breasts & get them checked by the lady doctor regularly- it’s a matter of life & death. Thank you for reading this, I truly appreciate it. I love you, Bianca! #fuckcancer #PMA

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Todd versteigerte den Preis nun erneut, um Geld für Blythes Schwägerin zusammenzubekommen und das Ganze brachte über Ebay satte 3.050 US-Dollar ein. Und auch dieses Mal lehnte der Käufer die Medaille ab, sodass Blythe und sein Kumpel Todd nun in Zukunft eine weitere Auktion starten werden, um den Gewinn an eine medizinische Forschung oder Ähnliches spenden zu können.

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Going once, going twice… SOLD!!!!! My Grammy nomination medallion & certificate for the song “Redneck” went for $3,050!!!!! Man, that was exciting! I even did an attempt at the live-auctioneering voice thing (you can watch it in my live stories.) Now, here’s the UNBELIEVABLY COOL part of this whole thing: the first time I auctioned off this medallion 11 years ago it was to benefit Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy research after my friend @toddbstone’s sons were diagnosed with the disease. The winner of the first auction, one Mister Dan Gerawan of the great state of California, gave the medallion to Todd’s kids & said “Keep it!” Years later, Todd heard about my sister-in-law Bianca’s GoFundMe for her breast cancer treatment, & decided to pay it foreword & re-auction the medallion to help with her medical bills. Today, one Mister Dan Rubino of the great state of Georgia won the second auction for the medallion. After the auction, Todd called him & Dan said “Don’t bother shipping it to me- y’all keep it & do what you want with it.” FREAKING AMAZING! So Todd & I talked & next year we will figure out a different good cause that we can auction this thing off for, a charity of some sort or a life-saving medical research foundation or something that will help others! Holy cow, this Grammy medallion is gathering up some good karma. So thank you to Todd & BOTH Dans for being downright AWESOME people. We’ve sold this thing TWICE already, & although both of the guys who bought it were big lamb of god fans, they didn’t keep it- they just wanted to help out someone else- there are still plenty of decent people out there that help renew my faith in human nature. I salute y’all!

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