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ARGOS - A pair of Argos High School students hope that something good may come of tragedy.
Richii Zieber and Mat Milliser are friends of Courtney DeMont, the Argos student who remains in critical care after and accident on April 18. The incident struck both deeply.
âIt really got me when I heard and I went for a walk,â said Richii remembering that night. âI went to Matâs house and talked to him because I wanted to do something to help the family and talked about maybe covering a song for her. On the way home I decided I was going to write a song for her.â
Several hours later it was done.
âHe came out of his room and said âDad I wrote a song for Courtney can you help me record it?ââ said Richiiâs Dad, Jim Zieber. âAll I said was âCool, Iâm in.ââ
The pair enlisted the help of Mat - who had been in Richiiâs band Sociohazard - to do lead vocals along with Jim on lead guitar. Richii did the rest.
The result is âCourtneyâs Songâ dedicated to their friend who continues to battle for her life in critical care at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. All proceeds from the sale of the song will go directly to the DeMont family to help defray the cost of Courtneyâs care.
To purchase a copy of the CD you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, text or call Jim at 574-214-2125. The MP3 version of the song is also available by email and credit card orders will be taken by PayPal.
The trio will also be on WTCA AM 1050âs morning show on May 8 at 9:30 a.m.
(For more on this story, check out The Pilot News' print edition.)