Click below to go to the Travis Potter Malaria Fund myspace page for complete info and video of Timmy Turner talking about his friend:
Official Press Release:
THE REASON WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR TRAVIS
Travis Potter contracted a potentially deadly strain of cerebral malaria while traveling through the Southeast Asian island chain last week.
The Seal Beach goofyfoot spent a hard month searching for undiscovered waves in Papua New Guinea with a half dozen other ferals, filming for an upcoming surf movie called Isolated.
Potter spent the following five days in a Jarkarta hospital, occasionally texting friends and family to them know he was OK. According to some reports, Travis’ strain of malaria has a 20% mortality rate, which has people at home concerned;
“He sounded better last time we talked to him a couple days ago,” explained his father Dave on Friday afternoon. “But the treatment he went through was awful. He lost all kinds of weight.”
Weight wasn’t the only thing Travis lost; the treatment was very expensive, and he’s looking to make it to Bali to see a specialist. While he does have medical insurance, the deductibles are high, and he’s going to need time to recover, so his HB friends are planning a fundraiser in Huntington this weekend.
Donations are also being accepted (info below).
VIA SNAIL MAIL:
Travis Potter Malaria Relief Fund
59512 Hop Patch Spring Road
Mountain Center CA 92561
WE WILL BE THROWING TWO PARTIES FOR TRAVIS THIS WEEKEND. BOTH BENEFIT PARTIES WILL BE HELD IN HUNTINGTON BEACH.
4/20/08-SUNDAY NIGHTS PARTY WILL BE HELD AT GALLAGHERS. PARTY STARTS AT 7PM. THE PARTY WILL HAVE LIVE PERFORMANCES BY HIGH TIDE.
4/21/08-MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE AT GALLAGHERS. PARTY STARTS AT 9PM
4/23/08-WEDNESDAY WILL BE AT THE BLACK BULL. THE PARTY WILL HAVE LIVE PERFORMANCES BY A.D.D PARTY STARTS AT 7PM
ALL PARTIES WILL HAVE RAFFLES AND DONATION BOXES.