Chi Is OUT OF ICU!

CHI CHENGhi all – just wanted to update everyone and let you know that chi was released from ICU over the weekend and is no longer on any sort of life support. his symptoms continue to improve. so keep the prayers coming.. they are obviously helping a great deal!

momma j wanted me to let you all know she sends her thanks and said “gratitude just doesn’t cover it… ONE LOVE ALWAYS! – MOM”

thanks everyone for your support and well wishes… it means so much to the cheng family.

one love for chi,
gina

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61 Comments

  1. Taylor Garcia |

    Its amazing how our prayers can be heard…i will keep praying until Chi is fully recovered, hes an incredible person and an amazing musician..all my love taylor

  2. SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS!!! I couldn’t be happier to hear this, seriously!
    Gina & MammaJ: forgive me for being out of touch for a few days-the situation with my brother has been all consuming. Marco is still in ICU, and we now know for sure that it is his ICP monitor that is the source of his infection, and the antibiotics/steroids/fluids have not been working, so the next step is surgery to try to clean the area out a bit, and put in a new ICP. They have been putting this off because of how weak his heart & lungs have been, but now it needs to be done, so PLEASE KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS, as I’ve been told surgery will most likely be done sometime tomorrow, and that its quite risky. I have been feeling so down, and when I got home & checked the site & saw the news about Chi it lifted my spirits so much! U know, its really something- what the human body can endure and heal itself from when the spirit & soul inside of it refuses to give in or give up. KEEP UP THE FIGHT, CHI!! You continue to inspire us all.

    MUCH/ONELOVE FOR CHI, AND ALL WHO LOVE HIM.

    p.s.: Gina, I’ll mail u in a bit girl!

    • patricia.. glad to hear from you… i will be praying for marco tomorrow that the surgery goes well. thank you for continuing to send prayers and support to chi… you are amazing.

      i will be looking for your email..

      one love for chi.. and marco!
      gina

  3. Wonderful news. A sigh of relief and then, onwards!

  4. good news
    yessssssssssssssssss
    this is our CHI…!!!!he ll be back…

  5. YES!!! Awesome news!!! NO QUIT BROTHER!!!
    Praying for Marco and his family too…
    OneLoveForChi,
    Matt

    P.S. I’m sorry Momma J, please don’t be mad at me!

  6. chinozgirl son |

    Y-e-a-h Chi!jus keep moving forward&know that we are always praying4ya!its amazing how much love is in this air here 4 u-it warms my heart2know ur gna beat this!&how there are good people left in this world&ur right up there with the best!=)
    So don’t quit fightin Chi!love ya Chi!xoxox
    Love&blessings2the Cheng family&Gina!
    P.S.oh patricia honey!im so sorry but jus keep ur head babe-i’ll say a prayer4ur bro also!

  7. Chi we need you dude. We grown up with you, since we were litle punkass kids. Hang on, we want to get old together.

    one love for chi from Venezuela.

  8. Great news gina, thank you very much…

  9. Puppetshow |

    Yes, no doubt that Chi’s mission in life is not complete…look at all the love generated by such tragedy. reading about Chi’s situation, you realize how fragile life is- and how quickly it passes by… So many of us think we’re invulnerable, or that bad things only happen to other people…God gave us Chi and the deftones, giving so many of us something to share and cherish…and now God is asking Chi to endure something that many people couldn’t even have survived…this website shows what family, strength, love, and community can accomplish…Chi: grow stronger, and know that you have thousands of people pulling for you.

  10. Hey Everyone-just thought I’d let you know that Marco is going into surgery within the next 30 minutes–PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HIM & US!

    Gina, Matt, Chinozgirl: thanks so much for your kind words…it means so much just knowing that you all care & are praying for us when you pray for Chi.

    Puppetshow: your words could not be more true..great msg you posted.

    We will be having another prayer session in a few minutes for Marco & Chi…they are in God’s hands, and I know both of them & God are hearing all of our prayers.

    MUCH LOVE/ONELOVE FOR CHI & MARCO.

    • patricia – i will say a prayer for marco now… blessings to marco, you and your family..

      one love for chi,
      gina

  11. Patricia,
    My mom told me this last night…
    “The best way to fight a battle is on your knee’s in prayer; you WIN EVERYTIME.”
    I will pray…now.
    NO QUIT!!!
    Matt

  12. DeftonesLady81 |

    hang in there chi. you have a lot of needed rest to catch up on. we want you strong as ever.
    laura

  13. jarounsound |

    I would love to see the face on his insurance co. rep when he stands up for the first time. We as americans shouldn’t take this shit any longer. How can you put a monetary value on a human life? It’s only paper and gold and its all make believe… the true value is the beauty and thought provoking art that Chi has blessed our world with. Shame on you Mr. Insurance… it’s only a matter of time until we burn your buildings to the ground.

  14. Brilliant news

    Well done Chi!

  15. I am so glad Chi is finally out of ICU. I have been following this so closely since the accident and I pray for him every night.
    Keep fighting Chi, you can make it!

  16. Aunt Renée |

    Patricia, I am still praying for Marco and all of you. Marco was on my mind last night, even though Smokey’s daughter and grandaughter had just flown in from Illinois and we had a house full of family. I took a few minutes for prayer and Matt you are always included too, for a safe return home.
    I’m just finishing reading a book, I had no idea what it was about, and three quarters of the way through the wife is in a coma due to a car accident! Geez! Well, she just woke up….. So will Dai and so will Marco.
    So let’s carry hope with us today.
    Much Love
    Aunt Renée

  17. chinozgirl |

    Hey there Chi!good morning-maybe not there but it is only 11here.insurance companies r a joke-i know im goin thru a lawsuit@the moment.some jerkoff lawyer tboned us on my side&now I’ve got all sorts uv back&neck problems.&his insurance is STILL making me cover all my dr.bills!anywho..I keep having dreams uv u playing again Chi-thats how I like2think uv u seeing u again next time but I will jus be really stoked with u waking up&talking again!1 day@a time I know…my son has been writing ’1love4chi’ across his knuckles lately!he makes them fit too!says he jus wants2spread the word&love!I thought it was pretty cool4a kid2think uv that!anyways..we r in traffic&im very car-phobic since my wreck!just wanted2post u a lil something4the day!so u keep up the healing process&we’ll send the prayers,faith&love2u Chi!(u also Marco-i prayed4u&that the surgery goes as planned with no problems-keep ur head up Patricia!ur well loved here also!)
    Love&Prayers4the Cheng family&uv course,YOU Angel Gina!!=)

    • hey cgirl… thanks for the continuous prayers and kind words… hope you have a great day!

      one love for chi,
      gina

  18. Excellent ! Sacto misses you my man-come back to us soon

  19. Dear Chi, I’m so grateful for your progress and for your strength. We are so many pulling for you – you are in our daily prayers, thoughts and hearts. Hope you will continue to grow stronger again so you can eventually start your oxygen therapy. Sending love and support to your family and to Gina – and to the medical team that has been there fror you. One love – we’re united in one great big love for you.

    Patricia, I hope Marcos’ surgery went well, I have been praying for him as well.

  20. Thanks Aunt Renee, it means so much to know that I am even thought of with all that is going on! I have added Chi and your family to my “pre-mission” prayer before we hit that gate, and it feels real good too because it is a very personal prayer for me…and I agree with you and Gina 110%, they both will wake up soon! I have all the hope and faith in the world!!!

    NO QUIT CHI!!!
    Matt

  21. From Spain, all my support to Chi. I don’t say more because I don’t speak english well but… you know.

    Everything will be ok :)

  22. This is fantastic news, and I continue to wish all of you the best.

  23. Amn. Webb |

    Alright Chi! Keep on fighting! We are praying and waiting for your return. Hooyah

    From your fans in the United States Airforce
    ~<3 Webb

  24. wow chi is an effing trooper. myheart was filled with an extream amount of joy and relife when i got the email saying he was out of ICU. i just really hope he pulls through.

    ive seen him play live several times, me and my wife always stand right in front of chi and in between songs and what not he acknowlages the fact that we are there, and example is the last show i saw in phx they played at the marquee theater and again we stood infront on chi. being so excited to see these guys all i could think to do was point at chi and give him a double thumbs up. right after the 1st time doing this it was an all night thing id give him a thumbs up he woudl throw me one right back. that right there is amazing in my mind, i love chi and the rest of the deftones. my prayers and heart is with you all

  25. please get well soon Chi, best regards from Chile, Southamerica!

  26. chinozgirl |

    Should be asleep but I like2check in b4 I say my prayers!gina this is so awesome uv u2put something like this 2gether-all the love-all the prayer-its a beautiful thing4Chi2wake up2&read SOON!
    went2church2night&prayed4u Chi-it felt so right&warm in my heart I had2use my boyfriends shoulder 2 rid uv the tears-its an awesome feeling2have&I realized its part uv U also Chi that brings all this happiness&joy n2 peoples lives!=’( im not sad though cuz ur getting better&u will recover!jus wanted u2know this!love ya Chi!xoxoxStay Strong!love&prayers2the Cheng family&Patricia&Marco&Matt!u are such wonderful people!God Bless!
    G’nite!=)

  27. Hi everyone–Just thought I’d post an update on my brother, Marco.BY THE GRACE OF GOD, HE MADE IT THRU SURGERY! It was a close one-we were told that his heart stopped towards the end of it, but they were able to bring him back to us yet again. He’s not ready to give up the fight, AND ALL YOUR/OUR PRAYERS ARE HELPING! We passed the critical 24hrs a few hours ago, and even tho his vitals are kind of all over the place still, to me thats a good sign. So…thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who’s been kind enough to share their prayers for Chi with my brother. There is going to have to be another few surgeries to work on some of his other injuries, but definitely not until he’s stronger than he is now. For now, He’s still in ICU, where he’ll be for a bit, he’s got a new ICP monitor that we are praying won’t cause another infection, and is monitoring some minor brain swelling today.

    A couple of hours before the sugery, my cousins, my 2 other brothers, my sister & I took turns reading all of the messages you have been posting so he could “hear” for himself that there are more people than he could imagine praying & hoping for his recovery. We know he’s blown away by the fact that all of this love is coming to him, and that it all started because of Chi Cheng.

    Gina, this website has changed our lives, and now we all love Chi & the Deftones more than ever! Look at all the good you’ve done girl!!

    About to go pray for our 2 warriors, for MammaJ & her Cheng gang & my own family to stay strong in love & light throughout this darkness.

    THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU! KEEP UP THE PRAYERS!
    MUCH/ONELOVEFORCHI & MARCO

    • tears are literally falling from my eyes patricia.. so happy hun. we will keep praying for our brothers chi and marco. keep your faith my sweet. it will be ok. he is obviously a fighter like chi. i am so happy. thank you for letting us know. and keep telling him we are all sending love and prayers to him.

      much love to you, marco and your family!!! and thanks for your kind words.. this website comes from my heart!!!!! i am so happy it helps so many. you have no idea. i am amazed….

      one love for chi,
      gina

  28. I keep my fingers crossed and wish you all the best

  29. Yay Patricia! Happy to hear the good news about Marco, and we’re all wishing the best for you in the days to come. :)

    One love for Marco – and of course, One Love for Chi!

  30. Patricia,
    That is freakin’ awesome news! So proud of Chi and your brother for staying strong! We will keep the prayers coming for your brother and family. Now more than ever I am amazed at the power of prayer. Stay strong.
    NO QUIT CHI AND MARCO!!!
    Matt

  31. Wonderful wonderful news! Well done Chi! xxx

  32. I am so thrilled that our community thoughts are making change. I know that there is a higher power (please, don’t be offended if you disagree, it’s just my personal belief) and I feel it’s hand at work here. I believe this is all for some purpose, even if just to show us that when we work towards a common goal anything is possible.
    My love is with Chi and the family and friends.
    Patricia: do not think that many or all of us are not aware of your situation and including you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your faith. Maybe your brother is off trying to bring back Chi right now. If they are together, given the odd timing of the situation, maybe they can convince each other to keep strong. Whyever this happened is for a reason. Keep your faith and strength. I have lost my brother, and no matter what happens to yours, believe there is a divine purpose and all will be amended some day. Stay strong and lively. He is watching you from wherever he is…

    And Gina, thanks many times over for taking your personal time to keep us informed. We care so much and few of us have the connection to information like you do. Although it is not your responsibility, you have made it your job to do this and you will get your reward, even if you do not seek one. Appreciation is very strong.

    Thank you so much.
    BonnieBB.

    • hi bonnie.. thanks so much for your kind words.. you don’t have to thank me.. but you are very welcome. you called it tho.. i don’t seek a reward.. but i can think of one if i had too and that would be our brother chi rehabilitated from this.. and now marco also. that is really all i want.

      one love for chi.. and marco,
      gina

  33. What fantastic news! He is a fighter.
    Sending all our love and prayers from the UK

    -x-x-

  34. Darryl potter |

    Thank you chi you are the man and i can wait to see you swing through toronto ontario canada i have been waiting to here the good news that you are awake and with us thanks for being that strong man that we all new you where all the best buddy ciao for now

  35. PATRICIA, THAT IS AWESOME ABOUT MARCO…WHEN I WAS RACING (FLATTRACK) MOTORCYCLES, THE DANGER WAS ALWAYS THERE, WE KNEW THAT GOING INTO IT,BUT THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR RACING (AS A RACER),ITS IN YOUR BLOOD..WHILE I WAS IN MY CAREER I LOST 3 GOOD FRIENDS DO TO RACING ACCIDENTS,BUT WE ALWAYS SAID THEY WENT OUT DOING WHAT THEY LOVE…ONE OF THOSE GOOD FRIENDS WAS IN A COMA,AND AFTER THE ACCIDENT I WAS THE ONLY ONE TO GO SEE HIM,AND HIS MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HE KNOWS YOUR HERE SMOKEY…HOWEVER THERE WASN’T MANY SIGNS THAT SHOWED HE WOULD EVER COME OUT OF IT…HE WENT THROUGH THE MOST I HAVE EVER SEEN ANYONE GO THROUGH, AND IN THAT TIME IT CHANGED MY LIFE, ON HOW I TOOK EVERYTHING FOR GRANTED…AFTER 9 YRS IN HIS COMA WITH NO SIGNS OF RECOVERY HE PASSED ON…
    THE REASON I AM TELLING YOU THIS IS WHEN I SEEN CHI FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE LOOKED COMPLETLY DIFFERENT THAN MY BUDDY, MY SISTER WAS ALSO IN A COMA AFTER A WRECK IN 1999, AND HER SIGNS LIKE CHI’S SIGNS WERE TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM MY BUDDIES..WHEN I SEEN MY SISTER ,AND SEEN CHI, MY FIRST THAUGHT WAS THEY WILL COME OUT OF THIS….
    MY SISTER WOKE UP AND AFTER A COUPLE YEARS TO RE-LEARN THINGS SHE IS DRIVING, WORKING, AND BEING A MOM AGAIN……
    I NEVER SEEN MARCO BUT I KNOW MY SISTER PULLED THRU, WITH JUST FAMILY AND FRIENDS PRAYING FOR HER AND SHE IS A FIGHTER, LIKE CHI, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE MARCO IS A FIGHTER ALSO….
    AND WITH ALL OF THESE PRAYER WARRIORS ON THIER SIDE, I CAN’T HELP BUT KNOW CHI,AND MARCO WILL BE WITH US TALKING AND LAUGHIN’…NEVER GIVE UP….PRAY FOR THEM AND OTHERS IN THIS WORLD THAT ARE GOING THRU THE SAME THING…..BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE, AND TRUST IN GOD….AND BELIEVE……..MARCO AND CHI….MAKE IT HAPPEN…BE SAFE SMOKEY

    • hey smokey.. i agree.. i have faith so much that chi and marco can and will pull thru this. they obviously are fighting.. and we are praying!

      much love,
      gina

  36. I was just thinking last night about the power of prayer. It’s such a magical thing, isn’t it? It is so awesome to hear that our two peaceful warriors, Chi & Marco, have such resilient spirits. What an awesome day it will be when they are both well enough to meet. Two souls connected through the love of humanity. It really is beautiful. Life takes us on some of the most amazing journeys. Most of the time we have our eyes closed through them. I have found so much hope & strength in my fellow human beings through this site. It really hits home that we are all just spiritual beings having a human experience. In a world filled with so much violence & hate I still believe that we have it in our hearts to change. This site has given me my faith back in us all. To all of the peaceful warriors out there, I am so proud to call you my brothers & sisters.
    One love for all,
    RC

    • hey RC.. i am with you. i think this site has done that for alot of us.. i know it has for me. i had no idea it would.. but i am glad it did.

      one love for chi & marco,
      gina

  37. Rachel Alvarez |

    Hello Chi, you may or may not remember my sister Kat and I from Denver Colorado yrs ago @ Teatro Hotel. We lost touch with you all and just recently found out about this website. I had a very poignant conversation with you in the back of the bus about life yrs back after coming to see you guys play at Jones Beach New York…You have a steady head and a very loyal heart!!! Love to your family!!! We hope to see you up and running at full speed and level headed briskness asap!!!! Mis Oraciones!!! Rachel

  38. love deftones |

    My best prayers to chi and his family !!! never give up the fight ._. get healthy quick chi !!! prayers from germany – one love

  39. Good news all around!!!!Thank God and prayers by everyone!!!
    laura

  40. GINA: Words cannot express how touched we all are that thru you & Chi, so many people we have never even met are holding my family & Marco in their hearts, hopes & prayers. I know it probablyseems like I keep saying the same thing over & over, but having this site to come to, and being able to correspond with so many others who care during this difficult time is just AMAZING, and it gives me & my family so much strength & hope.

    SMOKEY: thank you SO MUCH for sharing such a personal story with us. I am so sorry to hear about your friend-I cannot imagine going thru this for 9 years, but then we seem to always find more strength than we knew we had in times like these. I am sooo glad to hear that your sister is well and living a good life! That is amazing too!
    I, myself, have lost countless friends & loved ones over the years, and it is never easy, no matter the circumstances. For many years of my life, I lived wrecklessly, and took much for granted as well, despite losing so many dear to me. In the last 6 months, I have lost my mother & grandmother, and on Tuesday, I just found out another friend is gone to an overdose. Losing my mom had a profound effect on me, and in a sense “woke me up” to all of life’s beauty in a way I’d never known before. I am now ever mindful of all the good that surrounds me, and always grateful for all that I have, big & small. My family has been so broken over losing mom & grandma and now this with my brother, but we are closer than ever and trying to live each minute like its our last in their honor. They would want nothing less for us, and I believe that Chi & Marco want that for all of us as well.

    I’d just like to say, for my family how AWESOME we think it is that everyone is signing off from their msgs with “onelovefor CHI AND MARCO”!!! You guys rule!!!

    thanks again for everything from everyone. Heading to the hospital, and will post again from there later in the day.
    GOD BLESS & ONELOVEFORCHI & MARCO!!

  41. this is such awesome news. and to hear about PETA helping out is good to know too.

  42. Great news!!
    I know you can go thru this Chi!!
    Keep fighting!!
    I keep praying!!

    and also praying and thanking for Gina’s great effort and job!

  43. Just stoppin in to wish Gina & MommaJ a Happy Mother’s Day, and to see how our warrior Chi is doing. Hope everyone is well & that Chi gets stronger every day.

    Always in our hopes & prayers…

    Onelove for Chi & Marco!

    • thanks patricia! hope you had a great day yesterday! hope marco is doing well… how is he today?

      one love for chi & marco,
      gina

  44. Cesar Campos |

    AWESOME TO HEAR HIS OUT OF HE ICU I KEEP READING DAY BY DAY HOPING HE WAKES UP AND SAYS WHERES MY BASS NEED TO PLAY FOR MY BROTHERS AND BRING SMILES TO THE WORLD AGAIN HEY CHI WE ALL THERE FOR YOU NO MATTER WHAT YOU’VE BEEN A BIG INSPIRATION TO THE WORLD AND SHOWED US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER NO MATTER WHAT RACE .ALSO THANKS GINA AND THE REST OF OUR BROTHERS FOR HELPING THIS GREAT MAN ….. WE KEEP YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAY FOR YOU EVERYDAY ALSO WE SHOULD THROW OUR ENERGY TO MARCO.. HEY PATRICIA IF YOU READ THIS I READ YOUR STORY HOPE YOUR BRO COMES OUT OF THAT WHICH HE WILL I MIGHT KNOW HIM BUT A DEFTONES FAN IS CONSIDERED A FRIEND TO ME I WILL PRAY FOR CHI AND MARCOS TONIGHT ………

    ONE LOVE FOR CHI AND MARCOS !!!
    Cesar

  45. getw ell soon Chi!
    Best regards!
    Tom from Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland!

  46. Great news. Keep fighting Chi !

    OneLove.

  47. F yeah! Everyone I know is pulling for him and the Deftones. I met Stephan walking down the street in Seattle while they were in the studio. Him and his gf took pictures with me and my mom. These guys are the coolest group in the world and I think about Chi often. I will spread the good news and keep praying!

    Brad

  48. weelll

    it is cool that notice from u that Chi its going better

    here form Chihuahua, Mexico we luv u Deftones and I personally I wish to recover Chi

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::saludos:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

  49. this is amazing news!, I’ll be seeing the tones on the blackdiamondskye tour in Boston ,I hope to get a Chi chant going! I saw the band in 07 as well and I’m gonna miss seeing him up there but i know he’ll be back. All those charities he’s been involved with…..this is an amazing man. A band that plays together,stays together! be strong Chi and family. Thanks to Sergio for filling in. Deftones forge ahead.

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