Have dinner with Drake, meet Nelly Furtado or attend a music video shoot by Director X. These are just some of the cool auction items up for bid in support of Toronto's Lincoln J. Russell who has lifelong and loving friends in the music world.
Besides the auction, X, who has directed videos for Eminem, Furtado, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Korn, Kanye West, and more, is putting together The Lincoln Rising's Fundraising Dinner and Birthday Party on December 26 and has invited Drake and Kardinal Offishall to join him.
Russell is a former stunt man and was a rising star in Toronto's martial arts community when he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), an acquired immune-mediated inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system. This debilitating disease is believed to be due to immune cells, which normally protect the body, doing the opposite and attacking the nerves.
"Lincoln has gone from lost feeling in his legs to a wheelchair to a hospital bed and not being able to sit up, unassisted," the press release says. "…Canada's health care system is exceptional, but does not cover the cost of all treatments or the operations that would allow Lincoln to get back on his feet again."
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