Drummer thanks burn center staff

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Rock drummer Travis Barker returned to Augusta and the burn center that saved his life Wednesday to show those who treated him his appreciation -- part of which came in the form of a donation.

"I'm here to say 'thank you' to everyone who took care of me after the accident," he said in a news release from Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. "I was sort of unconscious the last time I was here, and I felt like I owed them a big 'thank you.' "

The Blink-182 drummer and disc jockey Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, were the only survivors of a fiery crash Sept. 19, 2008, at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Four people died -- Mr. Barker's assistant, his bodyguard and two crew members.

During his visit, Mr. Barker confirmed he and Blink-182 plan to donate $100,000 to the burn centers that helped save his life last year, including the Still Burn Center. He said the donation came from Blink-182's Sept. 19, 2009, show in Tempe, Ariz.

"I saw what it took to help people who have been burned," Mr. Barker said. "I ended up playing on the anniversary of the crash and I wanted to make sure the proceeds from that show went to help the burn centers."

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arrst01 10/08/09 - 06:08 am
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I am glad to see Travis

I am glad to see Travis returned to donate to the center. It was unfortunate, the accident that happened, and the death of his friend DJ AM. However, Travis has shown amazing fortitude in the face of tragedy. Many blessings Travis.

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thinkingperson79 10/08/09 - 07:27 am
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That was a classy move.

That was a classy move.

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sdfsdf 10/08/09 - 09:07 am
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easy breezy
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easy breezy 10/08/09 - 11:22 am
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Travis Barker is a very

Travis Barker is a very humble individual. What he did for our local burn center was very admirable. It's tragic that he lost people he was close to. May God bless you Travis...and I think he already has in many ways.

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speaktruth 10/08/09 - 12:09 pm
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Very heartwarming and

Very heartwarming and humbling. Bless the hands that cared for the victims and bless the families that suffered from the crash. May the angels watch over them all.

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