David Garibaldi and Marc van Wageningen Medical Fund
Fund raiser for Tower of Power members after train accident
On January 12, 2017, David Garibaldi and Marc van Wageningen were struck by an Amtrak train in Oakland Califonrnia in front of Yoshi's jazz club before their show with Tower of Power. Fellow drum icon Tommy Igoe started a fund raiser to support both David and Marc with their medical bills, that obviously will be huge. 100 percent of all donations will go to Marc and Dave.
Click here to support the David G and Marc VW Medical Fund
According to the New York Times, bandleader Emilio Castillo said in a statement Friday that he visited Garibaldi in the hospital Thursday night, but he couldn't see van Wageningen because he was in intensive care.
"Dave's head and face were pretty swollen and bruised but he was lucid and expected to recover," Castillo said. "Marc came through surgery well; his internal bleeding was stopped and they were waiting for him to stabilize in order to do further testing. The doctors were cautiously optimistic. We appreciate the responses and prayers from our former bandmates, friends, and fans and we all remain hopeful and in prayer."
Tommy Igoe on the fund raiser website:
Major medical bills await both musicians with costs that will surely be astronomic. This is going to be a LONG medical journey back. Insurance or not, this is the kind of thing that can derail families, and careers. Let's all come to together to help lighten the financial impact as much as possible and give our fellow artists support when unforeseeable tragedy strikes.
WE ALL LOVE THESE MUSICIANS AND TOWER OF POWER! If everyone gave a dime for every time we've enjoyed or practiced to Tower of Power's music, we'd have helluva lot of dimes. Think about what truly priceless gifts they have given us and let's all give generously.
100 percent of all donations will go to Marc and Dave. 100 percent!
The Groove Conspiracy is making our January 17 show at Yoshis a benefit concert. A percentage of all proceeds collected will go directly to this fund.
Help spread the word!
"Prayers for healing for the incredible drummer David Garibaldi and bass player Mark V. of Tower of Power... http://fb.me/7uBQlkbWJ
Marcus Miller - Jan 14
"Thinking very much of @DGotTOP David Garibaldi & Marc van Wageningen at this time & wishing them a swift and complete recovery.
Gary Husband - Jan 14
"Love and healing light to my hero #davidgaribaldi and #marcvanwageningen"
Mark Schulman - Jan 13
"Prayers for my friend David Garibaldi!"
Keith Carlock - Jan 13