HelloÂ Lovers,Â Friends, Family, Lovers of Friends, and Lovers of Family (but Not Loving Family like Lovers)...
I received an email from our man, Justin Van Hoy, a great friend to all of us at OBEY as well as an important figure in the Los Angeles art community. Just to give you a bit of background on Justin, he's helped brand all of OBEY's divisions, from our Tee graphics to helping Shepard out with much of the fine art pieces you've seen over the past 5 years. Over a year ago, he was diagnosed with Lukemia and fought the motha fuckin cancer til it obviously tapped out (WWF not MMA) or remisshed, as we say it in the Medical industry. It was the most positive attitude I've ever seen anybody deal with something so serious, and we all came out of it motivated and inspired to just live and push with everything we do. Well, recently, he relapsed and needs help... Justin's the sweetest dude you'll ever meet, and a great muscle to have on your side (if you ever need back up from your local bullies). Here's an email he sent out to all the friends, but I felt it needed to be out there a lot more (with his permission of course). There are links below to easily sign up... Thanks again for reading this!
Some of my information you will need:
â€¢ Name:Â Justin B. Van Hoy ( Please tell whomever you are dealing with that my name is Van Hoy and not Vanhoy. The spelling is important, so make sure they put a space in between Van and Hoy )
You can also request to have a kit mailed to you. This way you can do the test yourself and mail it back. Have your results mailed back to you, and you can send them to me here at my home. Because of medical confidentiality blah blah blah, they cannot have the results sent directly to me. But this way I can give the results to my people and they can sort everything out. My mailing address is:
If you aren't in the LA area,here are some links for registering with the National Bone Marrow Registry, the entire registry is a worldwide network and is also linked in with the Red Cross, so there are lots of places to go if you aren't in the LA area. Here are links to figure out where the closest is for you:
I hate asking anyone to have to do this, and I think you all know me well enough that I wouldn't unless it was really important. Let me know if you haveÂ ANY questions at all and I will get them answered for you. You can also email my new wife with questions..Â firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. Talk with you soon."
- JUSTIN VAN HOY