Ferdz Valencia is a self-taught artist who was involved in the underground comix scene in the 90s and came up with his own skateboard line Incubator and currently does graphics for Muckefuck skateboards and Urethane, Black Label skateboards, Calle and Symbolic Skateboards, Confusion magazine and his own brand Grudgebait designs.
Ferdz, a father of two, had a massive stroke on December 9th, 2016 and is just waking up from it now, but can’t move or talk yet and needs another surgery but the hospital has suspended the surgery because of unsettled medical bills.
More info below, but check out this video and artwork to understand who Ferdz Valencia is as well as his impact and contributions to skateboarding.
“Last Dec 19, Ferdz Valencia was supposed to undergo another surgical operation but the hospital had to cancel due to unsettled medical bills. He suffered a stroke last Dec 9.
In the meantime, his family are appealing to friends and colleagues for cash donations for the surgery to push through, and also to help his family deal with the growing hospital and medical expenses. As of date, his hospital bill has already reached almost 500,000 Philippine Pesos (or $10,000). Please deposit your donations to his wife’s account here:
accnt name: Laura Valencia
accnt #: 3149085601
For thos living in the Philipines, you may also pay Ferdz a visit at the Delos Santos Medical Center, ICU and hand your donations directly to Lai.
Send your messages to Lai on this number: +639950669537, or pm Ferdz Valencia’s account here on facebook.
Thanks to those who have already extended their help and please do continue on sending good thoughts and positive vibes that he will overcome this and recover.