A fixture on the Whistler scene, Mat the Alien was in a terrible crash on Oct. 2, and was airlifted to Vancouver Typical Medical center.
A fixture of B.C.’s digital audio scene has endured a severe mountain biking accident.
Mat Andrew—or, as most know him, Mat the Alien—suffered a “terrible mountain bike” crash on October 2 and was right away airlifted to Vancouver Standard Healthcare facility for unexpected emergency surgery on his vertebrae and spinal wire, in accordance to a GoFundMe marketing campaign established up to assist him.
“While it’s still really early on and new details proceeds to come in every day, we know that Mat is at this time paralyzed from the upper body down,” reads the publish. “This street to restoration will be a lengthy and emotional fight for Mat. Although we all know he is not just one to shy absent from a challenge, this is likely to be the most important struggle of his existence.”
The article also states that Andrew’s mind appears to be undamaged and that his beloved kinds expect him to have tons to say when his breathing tube is removed.
Andrew has been a fixture of Whistler’s club scene for around 20 several years, owning moved to the group in 1995. He also performed in Sunshine Peaks throughout Snowbombing Canada in 2017 and Kelowna’s Heart of Gravity and Shambhala in Salmo in earlier yrs.
“I snowboarded every working day in the winter and mountain biked each working day in the summer time,” stated Andrew in a 2013 interview.
In addition, Andrew has toured B.C. thoroughly, participating in marquee festivals, including Shambhala and Bass Coast numerous times.
Andrew played a notably unforgettable set at the 2018 Bass Coastline along with The Librarian (Andrea Graham), the co-founder and tunes director of the pageant, which is held annually in Merritt, BC.
“Mat experienced usually lifted me up, motivated me, and been supportive in life and in audio,” wrote Graham in a Facebook write-up.
“He is amazingly caring and supplying. It’s time to rally and help him all over this hard journey.”
So considerably, the GoFundMe has elevated over $80,000, with a goal of $200,000. To donate, click right here.