We finally have some good news concerning Mike IX Williams. Last month the Eyehategod front man was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support and dialysis, as he awaited a liver donor. Luckily for Mike, that donor showed up on Wednesday.
His wife posted this update yesterday morning on the YouCaring campaign page: “This morning we got the call we’d been waiting for…..They found a donor match for Michael!!! After waiting all day to hear something, they just took him down to prep for the transplant! They should start the actual surgery in about an hour. I’ll keep you posted on his progress. Please send good thoughts.”
What’s the latest? Here is today’s update: “Surgeon just came out to talk to me – it’s over! Everything went well. New liver is functioning and making bile. They’re taking him to ICU now and I can see him in about an hour.”
This is just AWESOME. As you saw from outpouring of support from the metal community, Mike touched many lives, and now he can continue to do just that once he recovers from the surgery. It’ll be a rough road coming back from all of this, but the best news is that he now has the opportunity to do that, because some people aren’t that lucky.
Keep checking the the YouCaring campaign page for more updates as they come in, and donate what you can to help with the impending medical expenses.