Tom Shutt's Memorial and Memory

$5,140 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 26 months
Danielle Romero
on behalf of Daniel Shutt
 SPOKANE, WA
Tom Shutt is an amazing author who passed away before he had the chance to even reach his 30s.

I don't know the why or the how behind his passing. It was unexpected and has devastated his family and friends.

I'd like for the indie community to help rally behind his family to support the costs that will ensue with his passing.

Please comment with your memories of Tom. I had the pleasure of "meeting" Tom online in 2014. He helped me edit my first book. Our relationship grew into a friendship and I was able to help him when he got ready to join the author world with a book of his own. We started co-authoring a series and 2017 was going to be Tom's year! He had such big plans. I will miss him and his humor. He was such a joker.

Tom left us too young and no family should have to burry their child. Please lend your support for this tragic loss of life.
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Tom's legacy will survive through his books. Murder Sidhe Wrote is up for preorder. I look forward to staying connected with Tom through his characters.
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Hey Everyone. We're more than half-way there and I am in awe of your support. Tom's family appreciates how giving you all have been. It's looking like the service will likely take place this coming Tuesday.

As you know Tom's passing was very sudden and unexpected. It appears he had a bicuspid valve and his heart simply failed while he was at his computing doing what he loved.

He was only 25 and every donation helps his family as they deal with his passing and the devastating emotions and financial burden that come with that.

Thank you all sooo much!
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Sarah Martinelli
26 months ago
9
9

Thank you Danielle for doing this. As Thomas' Aunt Sarah, I have known this remarkable young man from the day he was born. Our whole family is just reeling in shock and sorrow over his passing; but know this gesture means alot to all of us. Thank you again

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Dan Shut
26 months ago
6
6

Thomas (aka Tom) is very much alive. There are no words to describe our loss, and not ENOUGH words to describe this man. One observation would be that he valued time more than anyone I have ever met, filling his days and nights with pursuit of his creative passions. Despite his self-discipline, drive and focus, he would put aside his interests in a moment to lend a hand, a hug, deep insight, or virtually anything anyone else needed. This is the ultimate time-management wisdom, to give of yourself to others. Even the pursuit of his passion is a gift to others. His stories live on as we read them and share them. His love of others, kindness, wit and wisdom live on as we remember and share those moments. He is very much alive. I thank each and every one of you here for your kind words, shared memories, and gifts of yourselves.

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Andrea Blau
26 months ago
4
4

I never met Tom, but I have met his mother. However, when I met his mom, Wanda, and her husband, Rich, at the movies to see one of the last Harry Potter films. Wanda handed me a tiny little Hello Kitty figure and told me that Tom found it for me at the Red Robin where he worked. Never forgot that and it was a shame I never had the chance to ever meet him.

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Felicia Beasley
26 months ago
2
2

Tom gave me a review copy of Murder Sidhe Wrote for an editorial review. I was so honored. I still am. I had already started before I heard the news the next day. It's a wonderful story so far (no surprise there). I haven't gone back to it because every time I try, I remember our conversations, and how much he made me laugh. We weren't close, but he still had an impact on me. I would like to finish the story and write an editorial review for it still. Would it be okay for me to send it to you, Danielle, over Facebook?

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Dan Shut
25 months ago
1
1

I want everyone to know that Thomas' family still feels profound sorrow at his passing. He departed before his body ceased to function, of this I am certain. No pain, no discomfort ... his huge heart literally stopped, and he was doing what he loved at that moment. He was writing, at home, and he had such a spectacular trajectory. With collaborations with Danielle, with Kylie, with so many, we are uncovering more of his genius. His sister Emily and brother John have taken steps to establish a foundation which will serve grants and scholarships for those who wish to pursue their own dreams of writing. We will be sharing information on this foundation as it launches, but for now any further tributes that anyone wishes to share to encourage Thomas' legacy, can be made to the memorial fund which will then feed into the foundation once established. THANK YOU to all who have poured out messages to our family (blood and chosen), and PLEASE visit TomShutt.com and find his work there, and read who he was. This is a man you are going to want to know. God bless you all. https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/thomas-j-shutt-memorial-foundation

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Wanda Bryant
12 months ago

Thomas, it's now been 1 year 2 months and 4 days. I miss you so much and can't stand that you're not with us physically. Every day here brings me closer back to you. Love you forever and with all my heart. ♥ Mom

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Created May 17, 2017
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25 months ago
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26 months ago
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Jay Carbutt
26 months ago
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Ashley Hosford
26 months ago
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Vanessa Conyers
26 months ago
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Thomas you will be missed dearly. You have touched so many people. "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed." Psalm 34:18

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Felicia Starr
26 months ago
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So sorry for your loss! Your family and Tom have been in my prayers.

DB
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Danny Bloodgood
26 months ago
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To a dear roommate, classmate, and friend. Your passing is such a loss to this world and your humor will be truly missed.

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Sue V
26 months ago
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Patrick O'Doherty
26 months ago
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Mitch Altman
26 months ago
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I wish I could do more. Thanks for doing what you're doing.

Sarah Martinelli
26 months ago
9
9

Thank you Danielle for doing this. As Thomas' Aunt Sarah, I have known this remarkable young man from the day he was born. Our whole family is just reeling in shock and sorrow over his passing; but know this gesture means alot to all of us. Thank you again

+ Read More
Dan Shut
26 months ago
6
6

Thomas (aka Tom) is very much alive. There are no words to describe our loss, and not ENOUGH words to describe this man. One observation would be that he valued time more than anyone I have ever met, filling his days and nights with pursuit of his creative passions. Despite his self-discipline, drive and focus, he would put aside his interests in a moment to lend a hand, a hug, deep insight, or virtually anything anyone else needed. This is the ultimate time-management wisdom, to give of yourself to others. Even the pursuit of his passion is a gift to others. His stories live on as we read them and share them. His love of others, kindness, wit and wisdom live on as we remember and share those moments. He is very much alive. I thank each and every one of you here for your kind words, shared memories, and gifts of yourselves.

+ Read More
Andrea Blau
26 months ago
4
4

I never met Tom, but I have met his mother. However, when I met his mom, Wanda, and her husband, Rich, at the movies to see one of the last Harry Potter films. Wanda handed me a tiny little Hello Kitty figure and told me that Tom found it for me at the Red Robin where he worked. Never forgot that and it was a shame I never had the chance to ever meet him.

+ Read More
Felicia Beasley
26 months ago
2
2

Tom gave me a review copy of Murder Sidhe Wrote for an editorial review. I was so honored. I still am. I had already started before I heard the news the next day. It's a wonderful story so far (no surprise there). I haven't gone back to it because every time I try, I remember our conversations, and how much he made me laugh. We weren't close, but he still had an impact on me. I would like to finish the story and write an editorial review for it still. Would it be okay for me to send it to you, Danielle, over Facebook?

+ Read More
Dan Shut
25 months ago
1
1

I want everyone to know that Thomas' family still feels profound sorrow at his passing. He departed before his body ceased to function, of this I am certain. No pain, no discomfort ... his huge heart literally stopped, and he was doing what he loved at that moment. He was writing, at home, and he had such a spectacular trajectory. With collaborations with Danielle, with Kylie, with so many, we are uncovering more of his genius. His sister Emily and brother John have taken steps to establish a foundation which will serve grants and scholarships for those who wish to pursue their own dreams of writing. We will be sharing information on this foundation as it launches, but for now any further tributes that anyone wishes to share to encourage Thomas' legacy, can be made to the memorial fund which will then feed into the foundation once established. THANK YOU to all who have poured out messages to our family (blood and chosen), and PLEASE visit TomShutt.com and find his work there, and read who he was. This is a man you are going to want to know. God bless you all. https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/thomas-j-shutt-memorial-foundation

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Wanda Bryant
12 months ago

Thomas, it's now been 1 year 2 months and 4 days. I miss you so much and can't stand that you're not with us physically. Every day here brings me closer back to you. Love you forever and with all my heart. ♥ Mom

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