March 27 — Following the untimely passing of Saliva founding member and guitarist Wayne Swinny last week, a GoFund Me campaign was established for Swinny’s daughter.
According to front man Bobby Amaru, the campaign was launched after he talked with Swinny’s sister, Linda about launching the campaign in order to establish a trust for Swinny’s daughter.
As of early Monday afternoon, the campaign had raised more than $49,000 since it was launched, according to its information. That is from a total of 200 donations. The campaign’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the trust.
Swinny died March 22 as the result of a spontaneous brain hemorrhage.
According to the National Library of Medicine, which is directly associated with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, spontaneous brain hemorrhage is a brain bleed that leads to strokes.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the cause for at least half of the spontaneous brain hemorrhages reported to hospitals nationwide annually, according to the agency. The organization’s information states factors, such as tumors, aneurysms, blood disorders, inflammation of blood vessels, and abnormalities of blood vessels and lymph vessels lead to all of the other brain hemorrhages reported each year.
Amaru said in a recently released statement, that while Swinny’s death was tragic, Swinny was an organ donor and through donation of his liver and kidneys, he helped save the lives of two people.
He said the band is grateful for the donations already made and the emotional support Swinny’s family has received as well as the band.
“The Saliva family is overwhelmed by the amount of love we have received,” Amaru said. “Thank you all for the posts, calls, e-mails, texts, and prayers. They are greatly appreciated and helping everyone cope during this very trying time.”
Saliva was on tour in support of its latest single, ‘High On Me’ when Swinny died. The band had been touring alongside Any Given Sin and Through Fire at the time of Swinny’s passing. As a result of Swinny’s passing, the remainder of the tour was forced to be canceled.
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