Jim Medcraft, a local music industry VJ, has started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to help him start work again after a series of tragic events have left him in a wheelchair and without his gear.
Medcraft has worked on festivals like Stereosonic, Future and Field Day and has also toured with Aussie artists including Hayden James, The Aston Shuffle and Alison Wonderland. His work, however, was halted after he was hit by a car while on tour in Texas earlier this year.
The driver of the car was never found which means Medcraft was unable to claim any compensation, leaving him in hospital and without any financial backing.
Making an already bad situation worse, while in hospital undergoing multiple surgeries, someone stole his laptop and VJing gear. He’s been working on a laptop with a broken screen but that has since given in and now he has no gear.
He took his first steps since the incident this week and has also finally started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help him get back to work.
“If I get more then enough for new lappy I will put money towards mobility scooter,” he wrote on the crowdfunding campaign.
“Hopefully I won’t be wheelchair based for too long but I wont be able to travel longer distances for a fair while … so I have no chance of hatching ‘Pokemon Go’ eggs.”
Despite all the bad luck Medcraft hasn’t lost his sense of humour, ending the GoFundMe description by writing that he, “wheely wheely” needs our help.
Since launching the the campaign three days ago he’s already raised over $14,000 of his $15,000 goal. If you want to help him get over the line you can donate here.