This Incredible Make-A-Wish Teenager Went to the Gathering of the Juggalos, Got a Lap Dance
Nate "Igor" Smith Cody Morin, juggalo and Make-A-Wish recipient.
Cody's a pretty quiet kid, but like any teenager and self-respecting juggalo, he's also psyched to see some titties.
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With Cody was his mom, Darla Fletcher, a blonde woman in her 40s who is scheduled to go under the knife alongside Cody in about eight weeks. "No alcohol for me," she laughed. She will be donating a piece of her liver to her son, who is not eligible for a liver from a deceased donor. "They say he's not sick enough," she says, rolling her eyes. This despite the fact that he has had over ten surgeries in the last year.
"They cut him open and sent him home with a tube sticking out of his stomach." she goes on to say. "And now I have to give him all of these shots. I'm not a doctor, but I had to figure this stuff out."
Nate "Igor" Smith Mimi Morin, Cody's sister.
"We're Gathering virgins. Hell, we're concert virgins. We've never been to a concert before." Darla then chimes in with a laugh, "Well, I have."
The family is back to the cabin after spending a few hours at the festival so that Cody, who started feeling sick, can rest. Mimi is impatient but understanding -- Anybody Killa is scheduled to play in about 45 minutes, and she want to make sure to get back in time. Cody is quiet. You can see in his face that he is concentrating on feeling well.
Nate "Igor" Smith Alias, sitting in Cody's wheelchair. Of course.
"I'm glad you're having fun," Cody shoots back with a look.
The family has been granted by staff a spot on the grounds right by the main stage, where vehicles normally are not allowed to park. This is to make it possible for Cody to sit and be comfortable while watching the artists perform. They meet with ICP on day four of the festival, immediately following the group's 2 p.m. seminar at the seminar tent. We caught up with them after the meeting took place and asked how it went.
"It was awesome," Cody says, his eyes lighting up. "Violent Jay was so cool. He got us all lunch. He said 'I'm fat. Is anybody else hungry? Let's get some food up in here!' and sent a guy on a golf cart away to fetch a feast of burgers, Philly steaks and ribs for everyone to eat."
|Nate "Igor" Smith|
|Cody Morin and his mother, Darla.|
"He was so nice, very open," Darla elaborates. She then leans in, speaking quietly. "Like, now I know that Violent Jay is constipated. He told us that."
While we are speaking, Jason Webber, Psychopathic Records' PR chief, pulls up in a gold cart. "Is everything okay here?" he asks, checking on the family. Constantly in motion, Webber has been seen running around like a chicken with his head cut off time and again at this festival, constantly juggling duties and always having two conversations at once (one in real life, one through the ever-chirping walkie-talkie affixed to his shirt.
"Everything is fine!" he is told.
We asked Cody if his experience here was everything he had hoped it would be.
Nate "Igor" Smith FUUUUUUCKKKKKKKK YEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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