Welcome to WeLoveEric.com | 1 September 2009 Blog Update

Eric suffers from severe dilated cardiomyopathy and his heart cannot function normally. Since he became stranded by healthcare red tape in a Nevada hospital weeks ago, a campaign started by his sister Veronica inspired thousands of online supporters to use Twitter to spread word of his plight, raise donations and generate media pressure that has enabled Eric to finally begin receiving the care he so badly needs. Trent Reznor and rock band Nine Inch Nails, and their fans, have been among a sizable contingent of concerned donors who have stepped forward to raise money to pay for staggering medical costs. With the support and generosity of thousands of friends and strangers alike, Eric has already made significant progress toward a future.

But much, much more needs to be done to achieve the return to wellness we all wish for Eric. He still is awaiting a suitable heart, and is still in very serious condition. As he battles in the hospital daily, his family needs your support, prayers and understanding.

Join the thousands of supporters who’ve rallied behind Eric not only to provide him the best possible medical treatment, but to help ensure others don’t face the same obstacles he has in his path to receiving proper healthcare. Thousands of other Americans are presently in similar situations, unable to obtain timely or proper treatment for life-threatening conditions due to gaps or red tape in the U.S. healthcare system. In helping Eric, you can also voice your support in ensuring that all Americans in the future have adequate healthcare coverage.