GoFundMe Launched For VARIALS Members After Van Accident

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Varials vocalist Mitch Rogers and photographer Rob Haberman were sadly involved in an automotive accident on June 29. A GoFundMe has since been launched to help both Rogers and Haberman with their medical bills, which you can donate to here.

“Hello, my name is Marissa and I’m raising funds for my friends Mitch Rogers and Rob Haberman,” reads a description of the GoFundMe. “As some of you may know, on June 29th Mitch and Rob were involved in a serious accident.

“While driving back to Mitchell‘s house from their show in Baltimore, Maryland, they were t-boned by a driver who ran a red light at high speed and flipped Mitchell‘s van multiple times. The van was totaled along with the trailer full of the crews personal items and gear in tow.

Mitch and Rob were able to safely exit the vehicle and handle themselves at the scene, but once they arrived at the hospital the situation changed drastically for Mitchell. He was diagnosed with a partially collapsed left lung and was in the ICU for 10 days. His stay included 5 tubes being put in his chest/side and lengthy lung surgery.

“Although he had insurance, it won’t cover the entire cost of the van, and his medical bills are piling up. Rob and Mitchell also had multiple pieces of their music gear, photography equipment, along with countless personal items damaged or completely lost in the crash. Mitchell was driving the vehicle, and was officially deemed not at fault a few days ago. We felt is was right to wait until we knew all the details, and the extent of the fallout before asking anyone for help.

“Overall this experience has severely impacted their lives and businesses in many ways, and they need our help to get their livelihoods back as quickly as they can.

“The money raised by this campaign will be used to help ease the financial burdens this terrible situation has placed upon Rob and Mitch, as they prepare to get back on the road as soon as possible.”

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