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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:12 pm | Edited by: benwah
Legend in my town. Great guy all around. Donate if you can!


And from Hank IV:


Hi everyone, as you may have heard, there's been some tragic news regarding one of our closest friends and Hank IV's drummer, Scott Jones. In March of this year, Scott fell down a staircase at his home, suffering a blow to the head that resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). No one knows exactly what caused his fall, but the best guess is that it was somehow related to a debilitating back injury he'd been suffering from during the prior two weeks. Jennifer, his wife, was able to get him to San Francisco General Hospital (regarded as one of the best brain trauma hospitals in the country) shortly after the accident, where he spent several weeks in a coma undergoing a number of operations to relieve the swelling and fluid build-up on his brain as well as to install a synthetic replacement for a portion of his skull.

Scott finally emerged from his coma and has spent the past two months at a skilled nursing facility across the Bay in San Leandro, CA. He is presently situated at the Kaiser Rehabilitation Hospital in Vallejo—his fourth medical facility in as many months—where he is receiving an intense amount of physical and speech therapy. As difficult as it is to relay this news, and while there have been some recent positive developments, it must be said that Scott has suffered catastrophic injuries to his mental and physical faculties and he faces a long road back.

Thankfully, a significant portion of his medical expenses to date have been covered by insurance. But Scott's time inside the official Kaiser medical system is soon coming to an end, and he is facing many more months—if not years—of rehabilitation. After being sent home from Kaiser (possibly as soon as mid-August), Scott will still require substantial medical and therapeutic care beyond what's covered by insurance. To help provide relief for these out-of-pocket expenses, Scott's family has created the Scott Jones Medical Fund, to which donations (by electronic payment or check) can be made.

Scott, Jennifer and their two-year-old son, Floyd, are in need of our financial support. For information on how and where to contribute to the Fund, and for anyone wishing to read the most up-to-date news about Scott and his condition, please visit http://scottjonesnews.blogspot.com/, the blog maintained by his sister-in-law, Penny, that details the progress and setbacks along Scott's path to recovery. The site contains a PayPal link for the Fund as well as a physical address to which you can send a check and words of encouragement directly to Scott's family.

In an age when we are inundated with various cyber-pleas for financial assistance, it is still our hope that each of Scott's friends, acquaintances and fans can make a generous donation to help alleviate his family's considerable financial burden in the face of this random and devastating injury. Thanks in advance for your support.

Thank you!

Andy, Anthony, Bob and Chris
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:53 pm
Fuck.. I hadn't heard.. Nicest fucking guys every time they came to Portland.. And one of my favorite bands of the last decade.. Get well soon...
Posted: Aug 7, 2012 5:46 pm
Portland has some bad kind of karma that the weather does nothing to help it. Don't know him but hate to hear it.
Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:17 pm
ST, dude...Portland has absolutely nothing to do with this...where'd you get that shit?

I'm so goddamn sorry about this. Many good thoughts directed at Scott, big hopes for full and speedy recovery, and and a happy and entirely bummer-free life from here on out for he and his family.

Totally seconding the favorite bands of the decade thing...
Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:26 am
ST, dude...Portland has absolutely nothing to do with this...where'd you get that shit?

Just an opinion from having lived there for 20 years total. Didn't want to start shit or change the subject.
Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:16 am
I didn't mean to sound like an asshole...I just have no idea where you got "Portland" out of this situation. There is no connection whatsoever...unless I'm missing something. But I shouldn't have addressed it under the circumstances. Sorry.
Posted: Aug 10, 2012 8:12 am
You're right, SP, P-town probably had nothing to do with it. I've just known too many people (including myself) that had inexplicably bad experiences there, despite the "coolness" factor.
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