According to a bulletin Wolf Eyes sent out through their Myspace page, and as subsequently reported on Pitchfork yesterday, Nate Young’s brother Peter was severely burned last weekend when trying to rescue his dog from a fire in his apartment. And, while this is horribly sad news itself, to make matters worse Peter has no insurance and will be in the hospital for 2-3 months. The band has set up a Paypal account to try to help cover Peter’s expenses.
If you want to help, and we hope you do, you can send donations via Paypal to Peter.B.Young@gmail.com.
Here’s the note from Nate:
On the morning of Feb 24th my brother Peter Young was in a fire. He was injured with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on 30-44% of his body. Neighbors reported seeing him coming out of his apartment unharmed only to see him run back in to save his dog Little John. The smoke and heat over took Pete as soon as he reentered the apartment. Pete was found unconscious and burning by Brighton Police and Fire Department who rushed him over to the U of M hospital. His apartment was completely destroyed and Little John did not make it. Pete has no medical insurance or insurance on his apartment which he owns. He is in surgery for skin grafts and has not been conscious yet. He’ll be in the hospital for at least 2-3 months.
I am asking for donations to help my family with some of the medical bills and the rebuilding of his apartment. I have set up a paypal account in Pete’s name. If everyone here can donate at least $1 that will be a huge help.
Please paypal donations to Peter.B.Young@gmail.com
Please try to pay the fee if using a credit or debit card.
Pete first introduced me to punk, psychedelic rock and noise – the music that inspired me the most as a kid. He also painted the cover for the first Wolf Eyes album released on Bulb. Without him Wolf Eyes may not have ever existed. I hope you’ll help me give him something back.
With much thanks,