ianflanigan:

It was 2004 and I was taking pictures on a Sony Cybershot at the time, Marco called me one night to take some pictures for InMemory. I met up with them and took them to my favorite night spot, the Countrywide offices. The security there hated me, but I knew if we shot quickly we could pull it off without having to deal with them. I pushed all the guys in and started taking pictures, but the doors of the elevator kept closing. I found a nearby ashtray and blocked the doors with it, I can still remember the sound of the alarm going off because the doors were blocked. Shot photos for maybe ten minutes and that was it, I had my first band promo.
I’m posting this because my good friend Marco, pictured in the back there in the pink shirt, had a terrible fall onto his head and is currently in a coma. His hospital bills are adding up very quickly and just most of us, he is without medical insurance. This is possibly one of the hardest times ever for him and his family and even if you could help with one dollar, that would absolutely mean the world. You can donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/getwellmarcolira Love you Marco, I can’t wait for you to get better
Simi Valley, 2004
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7/31 (digitally) 8/1 (in print): The Daily News ran a beautiful piece on Marco mentioning the fundraiser at the Arena on Friday & the Indiegogo site.

Full story here: http://bit.ly/QrfJU0 http://on.fb.me/Nm6PSY
August 1, 2012 VIEW POST
7/31: Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola from “The Jersey Shore” sent off a tweet to her 1.5 MILLION followers urging them to help Marco and linking them to www.getwellmarco.com http://on.fb.me/QgToIGwww.getwellmarco.com http://on.fb.me/QgToIG
July 31, 2012 VIEW POST
7/28 Bald Bryan Bishop of the Adam Carolla Show tweeted on Saturday sending his 20k tweeters to the indiegogo site. Thanks Bryan! http://on.fb.me/OvE1x7
July 30, 2012 VIEW POST
DJ Biggie http://on.fb.me/Ngknzn
July 30, 2012 VIEW POST
http://on.fb.me/Q9a44L
July 30, 2012 VIEW POST
Marco’s hometown of Simi Valley showed their support by covering the Get Well Marco campaign and Marco’s story in the current Simi Valley Acorn.  Read the article here.
July 27, 2012 VIEW POST
The Get Well Marco fundraising efforts are spreading across the nation.  Everyone in the DENVER, COLORADO areas, this event has committed to helping raise funds for Marco and the Lira family.  Enjoy free beer from Great Divide Brewery along with amazing music. While drinks and cover are free, donations are being accepted to help the cause.
If you’re in the Denver, CO area, please share this flyer.
July 27, 2012 VIEW POST

$28,500 and climbing! We keep saying it - but every one of you deserves a huge thank you for the amazing support and love you’ve all shown. Hope to see you all next Friday at the Fundraising event!

via Get Well Marco http://on.fb.me/O9iKHC

July 27, 2012 VIEW POST
7/26: Beautiful article written on Marco in the Simi Valley Acorn which goes out tomorrow. You can really feel the love for the Lira’s!

http://bit.ly/OfMB2W http://on.fb.me/Qhv46w
July 26, 2012 VIEW POST

Simi Valley peeps: Look for an article in tomorrows Simi Valley Acorn about Marco! It’ll be the lead neighbors feature. Word keeps spreading…

via Get Well Marco http://on.fb.me/O9iKHC

July 26, 2012 VIEW POST
7/26: LAist has a significant following int he LA community has written up a featured story on Marco, which you can read here: 
http://bit.ly/P4lEd8. http://on.fb.me/QLO2qM
July 26, 2012 VIEW POST
July 26, 2012 VIEW POST