Katherine Ludwig, former editor of the long-running heavy metal magazine Metal Maniacs, is battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which has spread in pockets throughout her body. A Facebook page has been launched to "relieve some of the burden to ease costs that go along with all of the guts and glory that go along with chemo, and cancer, and everything and everything that will help as as she helped all of you," reads a note from organizer Alicia Morgan, who worked as Ludwig's assistant and was editor for several issues of the magazine.Writes Morgan: "[Katherine would] cover bands before they were on the mainstream radar: SEPULTURA. VOIVOD. PRONG. KREATOR. WHITE ZOMBIE. OBITUARY. CATHEDRAL. CRO-MAGS. NEUROSIS. EYEHATEGOD. CARCASS. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. She gave a voice to underground punk/doom and crust bands like the AMEBIX, DEVIATED INSTINCT and WINTER. She gave a platform to unsigned bands and zines. In her editorials, she wrote about issues that meant something to her. Racism. Sexism. Human rights. Animal rights. Vegetarianism. Homophobia. Even if she got flack about it, she'd soldier on, and call people out." You can donate directly via Ludwig's PayPal at email@example.com or through the medical crowd funding web site YouCaring.
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