Chi Cheng Of Deftones Still In Coma

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Almost Evil
Chi Cheng Of Deftones Still In Coma

Its been 4 months since the tragic accident that injured the kick-ass bass player for the Deftones, Chi Cheng. He has been in a coma now since November 4, 2008. Hes been saying a few words, mostly asking for his mom in a veritable state of delirium. Doctors are hopeful in his recovery, but as is often the case, the longer the coma continues the harder it will be.

A little background on Chi. He is from my hometown, Sacramento, CA. Though I have met him a handful of times, I wouldnt claim to be his "buddy" but nonetheless, it strikes a sad note to see a local guy who has given SO much back to our community so gravely injured. He runs several local charitable organizations around town, and in fact was working towards a degree from Cal State Sac in English Literature! He also has a wife and child (from a previous relationship) who are hopeful for his recovery.

A new site, OneLoveForChi was started this month where fans can stay up to date on any news regarding Chi's recovery. It also serves as a donation point to help raise funds to support his medical care. Fans can even leave him a voice message on the site which his mom plays for Chi so he can hear the support he has from fans all over the world. They even have a regularly scheduled "prayer time" for folks of all denominations (Chi is a practicing Buddhist) where people all over the world can simply give Chi a moment in their thoughts, prayers, karma vibes- whatever. There are also fund raising banners you are welcome to place on your myspace page, personal website, etc if you would like to help out Chi in your own way.

Its really hard to see such a young life take such a hard hit. The Deftones have been rock solid here in Sacramento for years, and more recently really made it huge worldwide. Theyve never really gotten bad press, and music industry and 'the average joe' alike really have nothing bad to say about the band or the individuals in it. Theyre just some really good guys making some damn good music.

   

   

Hot2na
Re: Chi Cheng Of Deftones Still In Coma

i had no idea he was still in a coma. i'm pleased to learn he is speaking a few words. always a positive sign.

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MyOwnGirl
Re: Chi Cheng Of Deftones Still In Coma

I didn't know either. You're right, the speaking is a good sign.

Hello Cupcake
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Ugh, my tummy just did a bunch of flips when I read the title. 

So, not only are the deftones one of my favorite bands for years now but there's no denying they're amazing live, and really are great guys.  It's sad to hear about such a good and talented soul have something so terrible happen to them, and so close to home. 

And I know that every time there is an update on Chi it's hopeful and he is still coming along but it's still like a little black rain cloud showed up when I read about it.   I hope the recovery keeps up and is quicker than it has been lately. 

Almost Evil
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 I looooove that song. I just listened to it like 4 times in a row lol

 

"If lightning strikes twice, I dont want to be standing next to you! "

Hello Cupcake
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I love it tooo <3  Remember when they kept changing it?  Pink Maggit, Mini Maggit, and then eventually Back to School.  <----I still lolz at the kid with the mascot head rocking out LOL  

I loved the import artwork.  teehee.  Let's enjoy this one too, one of my fav songs.  Filmed here in Cali and in a sandstorm, crazy guys.

Deftones: Minerva

Clark
Re: Chi Cheng Of Deftones Still In Coma

arent the tones touring and writing the new album with the bass player from quicksand now? ive been out of the loop.  if anyone has an update on the band in general as well as chi...

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