Challenge Blowed member and veteran West Coast underground Hip-Hop staple 2Mex is in want of some assist. Seven years after diabetic issues led to an emergency leg amputation, The Visionaries MC might want to exchange his prosthetic. On Saturday (September 9), fellow Visionaries member Key-Kool launched a GoFundMe in an effort to lift sufficient cash to purchase 2Mex a brand new one.
As Key-Kool defined within the description, “Alex has fallen a number of occasions lately on account of his leg not becoming accurately. Sometimes prosthetics final for 3 to five years, Alex has now has his for 7. Thanks everybody for the continued assist for Alex, we’re actually grateful for having the ability to nonetheless have our brother right here, nonetheless being the wonderful being that he’s.”
He signed the outline: “Eternally grateful, Key-Kool on behalf of the Visionaries Zen, Dannu, Rhettmatic, LMNO & 2Mex.”
The aim is about at $20,000 and thus far, the fundraiser has collected practically $4,000. 2Mex launched a video requesting some help, admitting, “I gotta put my pleasure to the aspect and with all humbleness request for those who might help unfold the phrase on my GoFundMe ’trigger I want a brand new prosthetic, dude. I’ve this prosthetic since 2016 and it doesn’t match anymore. I’ve gotten changes to it and nonetheless, my leg retains getting smaller and smaller as I get smaller, and it simply doesn’t match. I maintain falling each couple weeks, and it’s embarrassing to maintain falling and damaging my legs and knees and falling in entrance of your mother and father and simply falling on the new asphalt at Ceremony-Assist. It’s simply embarrassing. I can’t maintain falling.”
Born Alejandro Ocana, the Los Angeles native obtained his begin rapping on the Good Life Cafe with The Visionaries and Of Mexican Respectable earlier than breaking out on his personal. He was additionally a part of the Look Daggers with the late Ikey Owens and The Thoughts Clouders with producer Mums the Phrase. His well being troubles started in 2016 when he was rushed to the hospital with a blood sugar of over 700 (regular blood sugar is between 80-140). His foot was so contaminated, medical doctors knowledgeable him his leg would should be amputated.
“Surgical procedure went okay,” he defined in an Instagram replace. “My foot appears like a shark bit by it actually. Physician simply instructed me there a 70 % likelihood that my foot will likely be amputated as a result of we don’t need it to go up into my leg. And or kill me. I’ve been on a lot morphine that I haven’t been capable of see straight for two days. Thank u for all of the message and love actually. I’ll deal the long run quickly and I apologize for not responding. Please ship this to my world huge household. I’ll survive this.”
Not solely did 2Mex survive, he thrived. In 2017, he launched an album known as Lospital that includes Slug of Ambiance and Ariano, which explored such matters as despair, suicide, self-doubt and perseverance.
“I’m blessed,” he stated on the time. “I’m tremendous joyful. I’m again to touring once more and it’s factor. I’m strolling and s###. I’m driving. I’ve a license and insurance coverage. If you happen to knew me, you’d be shocked. I rolled so soiled for thus lengthy. The DMV was like, ‘You’re alive?’ The federal government had no thought I used to be alive [laughs]. ‘Lospital’ is only a made-up phrase like, ‘misplaced within the hospital. That was simply my expertise. I really feel like we will get misplaced in a hospital as a result of everyone seems to be hurting—not simply bodily—however they could have misplaced their insurance coverage or stuff like that. We’re being overwhelmed by an excessive amount of noise, too many advertisements, an excessive amount of treatment … I rejected all that s###. I paid for it in ache.”
These occupied with donating to 2Mex’s GoFundMe can head right here.