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Guitarist Jeff Winterberg of seminal San Diego post-hardcore group Antioch Arrow was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in late 2011.

According to information on the fundraising site organized by Kelly Maron Horvath, medulloblastoma typically manifests in children and affects less than 2% of adults.

“Jeff has been fortunate enough to be receiving significant care through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and his doctors have high hopes for his recovery,” Horvath writes. “In the meantime, his early treatment has been hard on his body. Between the surgery and first 6 weeks of radiation mixed with chemotherapy, his sight, speech, and motor functions have been affected, limiting his abilities.”

Winterberg will start another round of chemotherapy in early June with the hopes of destroying any remaining cancer cells.

“While Jeff is lucky to have health insurance covering much of his treatment currently, the financial obligations go beyond what his insurance covers,” Horath writes. “Lost wages, travel to and from treatment, outpatient therapies, prescriptions, co-pays for appointments not to mention his outstanding financial obligations to living expenses (apartment, utilities, school loans and other bills) that he cannot cover while seeking treatment have become a burden. It is not known exactly when Jeff will be able to return to work and how that will affect his insurance coverage.”

As such, a fund has been set up with a goal of $50,000 by October 1 of this year.

“The goal of this fund, set up by friends and family, is to help Jeff offset all of these costly expenses so that he can focus on recovery and getting better,” Horvath writes. “As we all know, Jeff is tenaciously independent. He would prefer to tackle all of this on his own but that just isn’t possible. Instead we wanted to find a way to support Jeff through his treatment and recovery. Any contribution will be most appreciated.”

Donor incentives include photographs taken by Winterberg of The Melvins, Fugazi, The Boredoms, Karp, Thrones, and Hot Snakes.

For more information, visit Picture Jeff Cancer Free.

Antich Arrow defined an era of mid-‘90s first-wave screamo alongside Gravity Records labelmates such as Heroin, Angel Hair, and Mohinder, and have had recordings re-released by San Diego-based Three One G Records.

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