GoFundMe Campaign Set Up for Juan Alderete
Last week, we shared the terrible news that Juan Alderete was injured in a bike accident and left in a coma. His wife Anne took to social media to share an update that he is showing signs of improvement, but there’s still a long road to recovery. Fans who want to give back to Alderete in his time of need can now do so with a GoFundMe campaign set up in his name.
“On January 13, 2020, Juan was involved in a bicycle accident that—despite wearing a helmet and protective gear—left him with a serious type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) known as Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI). He also suffered a fractured clavicle and spinal fracture,” the campaign reiterates. “And as many of you fellow musicians and artists understand, there is no paid time off or sick time for this type of work. The journey Juan and his family are about to embark on is a marathon, not a sprint; it is a long road and we want to be able to tap some of the best and most passionate medical professionals who are experts on TBI patients and their potential for recovery. Physical, occupational and cognitive therapies are just some of what we’ll need to pay for in the coming weeks and months. In-patient care and therapy, special medical equipment, and assistance are other expenses we anticipate in the longer term. And while we help Juan focus on recovering, he will not be able to work but of course, the goal is to get him back to playing music, and talking pedals on Pedals and Effects with his partner in crime, Nick. Because the world needs Juan on bass just as much as Juan needs to play bass.”
Alderete has been a staple of the bass community since the ’80s during his time in Racer X. He’s played in The Mars Volta, Deltron 3030, Big Sir, Halo Orbit, and most recently has been laying down the low end for Marilyn Manson. He’s also shared a wealth of knowledge with bassists on his site PedalsandEffects.com.
“We hope you’ll be part of his road to recovery – any small donation helps, and we will post regular updates here and on his social channels so you’re able to follow his progress,” the GoFundMe campaign concludes.
You can donate to Alderete’s recovery via his GoFundMe page. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery!