Slick Aguilar's Illness

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Slick Aguilar's Illness

Postby Adam Walker on Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:51 am

Please consider a donation to help long time family member Slick Aguilar overcome a recent liver transplant caused by Hepatitis C.

Slick was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C . Due to complications of this
disease, his liver is not functioning properly. Doctors have given him a
50/50 chance of survival in the next two years if he does not receive a
liver transplant.

Time is of significant importance for Slick, his family and friends. "It's
going to be a pretty heavy duty operation and the recovery could take 9
months to a year- plus someone has to be with me 24/7," he said.

In continuing to speak openly, Slick shares his thoughts for seeking help in
the form of donations so this will be possible. "I do have insurance but it
will not be enough to cover all of the expenses. I am a working musician and
right now because of my health, I'm not working at all. Being a musician is
a great job and I love what I do but not all of us are paid like Paul
McCartney. It's a decent living but not enough to cover something as big as
a liver transplant. Donations in any amount are going to be helpful. I've
never had to do anything like this before but with the way the situation is
I have no other source of income."

It should also be noted that Slick is not paid any type of royalties or
anything of that nature from bands or individual artists he may play with.
He receives straight pay at a flat rate for doing a gig and that is how he
earns his pay. As if facing one's own mortality, suffering from a
debilitating illness and losing the job you love was not overwhelming
enough, Slick now faces a monumental amount of medical and day to day living
expenses, with no source of income. He may even have to relocate to another
state to receive the transplant.
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