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Where’s George Petersen?

This was undoubtedly one of the questions on the floor of the recent AES convention. Front of House magazine editor, and former Mix editor, George Petersen is a fixture at tradeshows. Most everyone in the industry wants his time and attention.

At present, George is recovering from the effects of a serious infection. He was hospitalized during what, in a normal year, would be another show season. Instead, he underwent months’ of grueling procedures and treatments. George’s nephew, George Wirth, has established a YouCaring fund to help ease the financial strain. Here are a few of the de- tails that the younger George shared online:

“… by the time he sought treatment, it developed into pneumonia, kidney failure, heart issues and a life-threatening aneurysm on his right leg. After surgery to repair the leg, he experienced cardiac distress, caused by the sepsis bacteria dissolving his heart valves. This required open-heart surgery (thankfully successful), while the lung and kidney issues were defeated after two months of intravenous antibiotic therapy.”

It’s no surprise to any of us at Mix that many generous donors have posted comments recounting the times George helped them out of jams. He is the kind of person who wants to be asked, and always comes through.

The small but mighty Mix family encourages readers to visit the site or Mix magazine’s Facebook page, where you can learn more about George’s situation and ways that you can help. As Bruce Springsteen says, “We take care of our own.”