Everyone who was really there when Midwest Techno ruled the Rust Belt knew about ele_mental, the Columbus party promoters and DJ crew, and you must have taken a turn on Kevin Kennedy’s dancefloor, whether in Ohio itself or in your hometown.
Kennedy (later to release music as FBK) needs our help now, as the DJ and producer is battling a diagnosis of End-Stage Kidney Disease, severe kidney failure and eventually a kidney transplant. A GoFundMe has been organized to rally support with more details:
“We are asking for your help for our amazing, warm-hearted, brother/friend Kevin Kennedy-FBK as he battles with a new diagnosis of End-Stage Kidney Disease.
“Last week Kevin was taken to the hospital and found to be in severe kidney failure. This is when Kevin was diagnosed with Stage 5- End-Stage Kidney Disease as a result of progressive Diabetes. This resulted in an immediate need for hemodialysis and in-patient hospital monitoring.
“This road is not smoothly paved, as Kevin will require a Kidney Transplant in the near future. With our support, we can aid in Kevin’s recovery expressing our appreciation for his undeniable amazing musical gifts, and the loyal friendship he has shared with us over the years.
“Kevin is a tough fighter and has overcome so many obstacles in his life that have been challenging and with his dedicated loving partner, Olivia by his side he is in good hands!
“At this time we want Kevin to know he is not alone! We want to help him with his medical and daily living expenses. As this journey unfolds we will update everyone so please stay tuned for more information.
“Thank you all very much!
All of our best to Kevin and his family & friends.
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