School of Seven Bells Start Fund for Benjamin Curtis’ Cancer Treatment
Last month, we shared the sad news that Benjamin Curtis of New York-based outfit School of Seven Bells had been diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer found in the lymphatic system. Now comes word of a way to help fund Curtis’ treatment.
A fund has been set up at SupportBenjaminCurtis.com to offset the cost of a what bandmate Alejandra Deheza has called a “pretty aggressive” form chemotherapy, “so he can focus his energy on getting better and getting back to making more of the music we all love,” reads a press release. “Every little bit will aid in a fast and positive recovery.”
“He is responding really well to treatment,” Deheza now writes. “And rough as it has been, it’s your messages and posts that have inspired us and keep us focused on the path ahead.”
School of Seven Bells’ last full-length release, ‘Ghostory,’ dropped last year. A former member of Secret Machines, Curtis formed SVIIB in 2007 with Alejandra and her sister Claudia Deheza, who left the band a few years later.