The family of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng have started a website to accept donations to help pay medical costs for Cheng, who has been in a coma since he was injured in an automobile accident last November. As of this posting, the family has received $2,771 in donations–14 percent of their starting goal of $20,000. A message on the website says:

"This is our opportunity to give back to someone who has given us so much joy over the years through music.

Our initial goal is to raise $20,000.00. (Just to clarify because some have made comments regarding the goal amount… this is just a ‘starting goal’ for us and is literally a drop in the bucket in comparison to what is needed.)

Chi has many times over 2000 fans and if each one of us can donate $10.00, $50.00 or $100.00+ (any amount helps) we can easily achieve our goal. We have power in numbers. Each little bit that we contribute will accumulate to help make a difference in Chi’s recovery."

You can make a donation here.