Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED Guitarist Suffers Heart Attack; Financial Assistance Needed

Last month, Shannon Hamm, guitarist for DEATH and CONTROL DENIED, and mastermind behind up-and-coming band BEYOND UNKNOWN, found himself in the ICU (Intensive Care unit) of his local hospital. As it turns out, he had suffered a serious heart attack while at home.

Commented Shannon: "Due to a complete arterial blockage, I suffered a near-fatal heart attack (I would have been dead inside an hour had 911 not been called) resulting in an emergency procedure in which a 3 mm x 18 mm coronary stent was placed in my heart via cardiac catheterization, sealed at the groin with an angio-seal vascular closure device. This means a tube with a camera was run through my arteries/heart via my groin. My heart rate is being kept between 48 and 53 beats per minute, and I will continue to see the cardiologist and family doctor indefinitely, as well as undergo various tests and blood work on an ongoing basis."

Shannon, like so many of us, lives without any health insurance.

In order to assist him continue care and cover mounting medical bills, prescription costs, and basic living expenses, his friends and family are reaching out to the musical community. Family has opened a special fund in his name and we welcome any assistance that fans, friends, and family may be able to offer. We realize that current economic conditions have hit most of us very hard but anything can make a difference, especially when we all come together.

Anyone wishing to establish an official fundraiser should first contact us to register the event and ensure that you are included on any web announcements, etc.

Please direct your donations to the following:

Wire transfer: Chase Bank - Attn Mandi Murphy
760 E. Merritt Island Cswy.
Merritt Island, FL. 32952-3509
(321) 452-0482 phone / (321) 452-2565 fax

Chase account info:

Name: Shannon Hamm
Routing No: 267084131
Account No: 852645043

Checks/money orders via snail mail:

P.O. Box 542038
Merritt Island, FL. 32954-2038

Via PayPal: [email protected]

General inquiries may be sent to [email protected]


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