Fundraiser Launched After Behrouz Suffers Second Stroke

John Cameron

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Fundraiser Launched After Behrouz Suffers Second Stroke

Globetrotting DJ, producer, and Do Not Sit mastermind Behrouz has been hospitalized after suffering two strokes. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help cover his hospital stays and treatments.

According to the description of a GoFundMe page launched by family friend Sasha Jensen, Behrouz (full name Behrouz Nazari) first experienced a hemorrhagic stroke on April 24. He was flown to a hospital where doctors induced a coma, and the “Painted Walls” artist remained unconscious for two weeks. The swelling in his brain subsided, but the stroke caused paralysis in his right side. Nazari repeatedly visited the hospital in the months since, the fifth and most recent time being when he suffered the second stroke.

“While he had already started to undergo rehab therapy and was making progress, his family is struggling to deal with the second stroke and the unforeseen setbacks it will have on his prior progress,” writes Jensen. “We hope to assist Behrouz and his family with medical bills for his multiple hospital stays and related treatments that are crucial to restoring his health and independence.”

Additional speech, physical, and occupational therapy will be required to restore Nazari’s quality of life. “Behrouz's most important goal is to return home and lead a joyful and fulfilling life with this second chance,” Jensen continues. “Based on the skills he develops and the milestones he achieves, that roadmap may shift; but his goal is to be home in Miami and one day out on the dancefloor, putting smiles on your faces again.”

Nazari Grew up in San Francisco, where he held down long residencies at Club DV8 and 1015 Folsom. It was there that he met the house duo Deep Dish, who signed his music to their labels, Yoshitoshi and Shinichi, and represented him through their booking agency. He moved to Miami in 2007 and opened his club Do Not Sit On The Furniture in 2012.

At the time of writing, the fundraiser has cleared just less than half of its $350,000 target. Sven Väth, Timo Maas, Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber and Damian Lazarus are among the contributors. Donate and find additional information via GoFundMe.