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Please come help raise money for Tyler's third brain surgery. The event is June 25th at the Redeye Backroom from 4-2am. The cost is $10, all you can eat and all you can drink from 4-7pm during the silent auction. Kicking it off into the wee hours of the night will be Fly by Fire, Typical Hunks, More Than Enough and Heatbox! *Some fun surprises in store, show up to find out!* We will also be having a live raffle inbetween shows where you could win a signed Phoenix poster, 4 tickets to 311 in Omaha (July 19th), Krrofest prizes, and a skate deck signed by the artists just to name a few of the things you could take home. The list of items you could win is pretty stellar! Local tattoo shops, J&L Harley Davidson, Pepper Entertainment, and various Sioux Falls artists have donated items for the auction. Raffle tickets are $5 each with no limit to buy! Contact Ali Christians if you want to make a private donation or have any other questions. 605-670-9166 Tylers Story: "In late June of 2009, at the age of 19, I had 3 strokes and became paralyzed on my entire left side. I was rushed from McKennan Hospital to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN where I was diagnosed with the disease "MoyaMoya" I had two brain surgeries there in July of 2009 (July 6th & July 23rd) which the total bills were over $1 million dollars. In early March of 2011 I was having migraines again (sign of moyamoya) and went to the Dr. A few weeks later I was working and my left arm gave out. I had no control of it, this is what's called a T.I.A. or a "mini stroke". A few days later, I was flying from Denver to Detroit and when I went to get up, my leg gave out.(another T.I.A.) I knew there was something wrong then, having two T.I.A's is pretty serious! I made an appointment that week with the Dr. and I had multiple MRI's, CT Scans and had an Angiogram. The Neurologist than informed me that I'll be needing another surgery." Moyamoya disease is a rare, progressive, cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. The name "moyamoya" means "puff of smoke" in Japanese and describes the look of the tangle of tiny vessels formed to compensate for the blockage. There are several types of revascularization surgery that can restore blood flow to the brain by opening the narrowing blood vessels or by bypassing blocked arteries. Without surgery, the majority of individuals with Moyamoya disease will experience mental decline and multiple strokes. Without treatment, this disease can be fatal as a result of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Fly By Fire, Typical Hunks, Tennessee Murder Club, and Bobaflex