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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cure music helps trapped Russian girl

Russian girl trapped for 9 years in her mother's apartment says The Cure “music in my player made my dark days a bit brighter”, wants a poster of the band. (Thanks Vera)

Update (2-28-12): "I know a lot of us Cure fans were hoping to do something like send a Cure care package to the girl. Well, I’ve finally gotten in touch with the journalist that wrote the article and she would love to do something so I’m not sure if it would be easier to just send a few small things, since it is going to Russia, or how we should do it. Anna, the journalist, said she has had a hard time locating a poster and I know we can certainly come up with that. My email address they could reach me at is sjd8826(at)yahoo(dot)com" (Thanks Summer)

Personally, I would hope that the right people read this, and could maybe arrange for her to attend the show in Russia this Summer, and maybe get to meet the band and get a poster/cd/etc signed in person?

19 comments:

  1. That's very sweet :) the Cure is so amazing to affect people that well

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  2. Craig, I'd be more than happy to submit a Cure t-shirt or poster for this young lady. Is there a way for some of us fellow fans overseas can contribute?

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  3. That's though! And strange curespotting .

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  4. Hey Aaron, I found the writer of the article on Facebook and am awaiting to hear back from her. I'll let you know what I find out.

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  5. Aaron, what a great idea,! I'd love to contribute too. I think we could also send her some more Cure music as well. Thank you, Summer, please keep me (us) posted.

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  6. such an awful story, but nice to hear that she had the cure along there with her.

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  7. Thank you, Summer! I think any chance to help brighten a young person (as well as a young Cure fan's) life is always worth the opportunity. Hopefully she'll be in a better living situation in the future too.

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  8. OH my god - that is heart wrenching. So wonderful that the CURE made such a different in her life during such a unimaginable time. I am married to a CURE fan and have a ton of extra CDs and posters and I would love to mail to her. Could you also please email me her mailing info when you get it - It is the season of giving and this young woman could use more CURE in her life. Thanks so much for posting this Craig...

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  9. we had a similar case here in austria a few years agao. disgusting how people can be!

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  10. oh, umm, i was trapped in my parents' basement until i got married and all i had was the cure's music to get me through, a brand new schecter ultracure guitar would sure make me feel better...

    i, too, would like to contribute to the cure care package.

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  11. Thanks so much for posting, Vera and Craig. At first, I thought "cool", but it's so tragic and I'm frightened this poor girl's horrible, insane mother will just lock her up again. What's to stop her from killing her daughter or just moving them both into another situation where people won't know where Katia so she can lock her up again? This is child abuse. What the Russian people have had to endure is so sad, but, equally frightening, is how the corporatization of our culture means the kind of economic bullying the 1% have waged against us, especially the poor, can create these kinds of desperate circumstances in the West; in fact, I'm sure such stories already exist here.

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  12. I haven't heard anything back from the woman that wrote the article. I hope to soon.

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  13. bless her dear heart. I would love to be able to contact her as well..

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  14. I've got a sealed, remastered single CD version of "Pornography" I'd be happy to donate; I originally lost my first copy and then ordered another, only to find, months later, my first copy. Wouldn't want it to go to waste.

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  15. oh i do hope some of the right people read this! it would be wonderful if she were able to go to the russia show

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  17. The Cure is one of my favorite bands that I shared with my Ukraine girls. Among the songs that I like are Love Song and the tracks from 4:13 Dream.

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