Published Aug 27, 2019Former Sleater-Kinney and current Quasi/Slang drummer Janet Weiss was injured in a car crash earlier this month, and now her sister Julie has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the cost of recovery.
In the description for her GoFundMe page, her sister explains that they are currently focusing on rebuilding Weiss' strength so she can get back into drumming shape, and so she doesn't fall and reinjure her broken collarbone and right leg.
Julie points out that while Janet's off work for the next three months, the drummer will need help with costs that insurance doesn't cover, including "out-of-pocket medical bills, nursing care, physical therapy, the wheelchair ramp that was installed at her house, and paying for her monthly expenses while she can't work."
Julie went on to thank fans for their support so far, and like the rest of us, wished Janet a full recovery and a quick return to drumming.
Julie is hoping to raise $25,000 USD.
"We appreciate any size donation you can spare to help Janet through this," she wrote. "She has been so energized and touched already by the love and support of her friends and fans since the accident."
See the full message, and make a donation if you'd like to, over at the GoFundMe page.