Crowdfunding campaign launched for local metal legend suffering from rare nerve disease


Beloved New South Wales metal identity Tom Roberts has been battling Friedreich’s Ataxia since he was 14 years old, and a new crowdfunding campaign is hoping to raise funds for a wheelchair-accessible van so that he can get to gigs.

Friedreich’s Ataxia, which attacks the nervous system, is degenerative, and has seen Roberts, the father of two, confined to a wheelchair earlier this year at the age of just 26. But one thing’s for sure, it hasn’t affected his dedication to Aussie heavy metal.


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