Hate crime victim in need of help

$4,030 of $10k goal

Raised by 104 people in 32 months
Arron Keahey  AZLE, TX

       Hi. My name is Arron Keahey.  I was recently lured and ambushed, beaten to almost an inch of my life, after meeting a man on a social app, simply because I am gay. I had to have facial reconstructive surgery, had brain trauma as well as memory loss, which is still affecting me pretty bad, and a lot of emotional backlash. I am constantly dealing with depression and other emotional problems still. In the midst of it all, I am trying to start my life over now. I am having a hard time doing so and am needing help with normal necessity bills and everyday expenses while I rebuild my life and get myself back to life and everything in order money wise .  I am also hoping for some help with paying the large amount of medical bills.  Any donation to me will be truly appreciated, and I cannot thank you enough for your support.  Here are a few news articles about the incident:

http://www.dallasvoice.com/springtown-man-killed-hate-crime-meeting-man-phone-app-10157755.html

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20140515-springtown-man-indicted-on-hate-crime-charges.ece

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Springtown-Police-investigating-possible-hate-crime-gay-man-severely-beaten-224932742.html


http://dfw.cbslocal.com/tag/hate-crime/




Even if you do not have the resources to donate, please share this article and spread the word of what happened. I truly believe that the more problems like this in this country are talked about, the less it will happen and the closer we will be to a solution.


Thank you very much for taking your time to look at this and thankyou in advance for any help you could possibly give. have a blessed day.

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Update 4
22 months ago

Wow! thats all i know to say to waking up this morning and seeing that the amount on this had changed so much in the past 5 days. i had honestly given up on thsi fundraiser a little while back and had not been on here in a bit, but this morning i saw an wmail saying ai had recieved $20. Thinking that was probably all i had gotten, i got on here this morning to check it out and saw so much i could barely breathe. You guys have no idea how much this is going to help me out in my current situation in life. Among many other ways this will help me out right now, this is going to get me back into college at the local community college in January. To me that is the best thing that could possibly happen to me right now. With all this being said i just want to say thank you so so so very much everyone for this wonderful surprise. You all have blessed me so much through this and i hope kharma blesses you all for your wonderful, generous help in this. Thank you so much and you all have a blessed day.
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Update 3
26 months ago

thank you very much to everyone who has supported me and helped me woith this so far. i appreciate it more than i could even express. i have come a long way in the past 9 months and definitely still have a long way to go with my healing on the inside. seeing so much support here from so many people i dont even know feels so good and definitely makes a big difference and so i just want to say thanks again so much and thanks for any support and help in the future guys. yall have a very blessed day
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Update 2
32 months ago

I just want to thank again everyone who has donated so far. raising this much already means so much to me you have no idea. also, thank you in advance to anyone who donates in the future, it means so much you have no idea
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Update 1
32 months ago

I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who has donated to me so far and everyone that has shared it. it means so much to me i couldn't even put it in words. i appreciate every single one, especially the small ones because every dollar counts and it means a lot to see people who think that way. every one of yall have a very blessed day and thankyou in advance for any future donations.
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Jay Large
31 months ago

I am very sorry this has happened. My heart goes out to you buddy, to you and your family and loved ones. Please do not let this evil person break you for being who you are, get stronger in your heart and love yourself more for you being you...you are a awesome person, don't let anyone else tell you any differently. My prayers well be pouring out for you and i shared on my facebook page, i really have many many many good people. You deserve the best support and hope it helps you. Before i go to bed i well pray for you my friend....

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Philip Patterson
31 months ago

so sorry this has happened to you..... please try not to fear people from now on........there are good people out there who would never hurt you or anyone..........please .....with all my heart and soul.....please believe that!.........i mean it sincerely!..........the young man who did this to you is a broken soul........who might be gay, straight or bisexual himself.....who knows for sure???? but it is a fact that many times men who commit homophobic crimes are sometimes gay, closeted, self hating people who hate the fact that they might even have a gay feeling now and again........so they hurt other gay people......not always.....but definitely sometimes........so please.......if you can.....forgive this broken man........as is said.......he didn't know in his heart what he was really doing............it was his fear and hatred that turned him into so hateful a being......to do this to someone.......and he could have done this to just about anyone it seems.....with all the confusion and hate in his life and heart......fear and anger and hatred blackens our hearts to the degree that we would go out and hurt and kick and punch or even kill someone because of that ugliness inside our hearts........my sincere best to you always.......you might end up helping others in the future because you'll truly understand their pain and hurt.......the pain and hurt you had to go through because of this man........but maybe some love and goodness will come from this ugly event......and you may go on to help others who have gone through this hate.......but probably you will let your compassion show to all human beings regardless of who they are......and that will be the powerful light at the center of this darkness.......the beautiful rainbow..........the silver lining of a dark cloud of hate........but your light will pierce that hate and darkness forever......god bless you forever...........best recovery to you.........please shine your light wherever and however you can.......and god bless you over and over.........thank you

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Kelly Diane
32 months ago

It's a shame that people would do such a horrible thing. I will be praying for you everyday. For a fast recovery and a beautiful turn around. You did not deserve that. Being gay is not a crime, or something to be punished, or for people to use to criticize you for. I hope it all turns around for you and people see this story and realize that even if you have a problem with gay people it's not your business or your life. They are simply people like everybody else. I know you have an amazing family and if there is anything that I can ever do to help please feel free to ask. Don't ever be ashamed of who you are! Don't let dirtbags change how you feel. I pray for the very best for you and hope I get to hear your happy ending soon!!!

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$4,030 of $10k goal

Raised by 104 people in 32 months
Created January 15, 2014
TR
$250
Thomas Rose
18 months ago

XO

$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
$20
Anonymous
22 months ago
$40
Anonymous
22 months ago
$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
DM
$25
David McDermott
22 months ago

Heal quickly...

LC
$50
Lee and David Crawford-Laney
22 months ago

Hang tough.

MN
$50
Matt Norris
22 months ago

Sending you positive, healing thoughts

$100
Anonymous
22 months ago
$10
Anonymous
22 months ago
Jay Large
31 months ago

I am very sorry this has happened. My heart goes out to you buddy, to you and your family and loved ones. Please do not let this evil person break you for being who you are, get stronger in your heart and love yourself more for you being you...you are a awesome person, don't let anyone else tell you any differently. My prayers well be pouring out for you and i shared on my facebook page, i really have many many many good people. You deserve the best support and hope it helps you. Before i go to bed i well pray for you my friend....

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Philip Patterson
31 months ago

so sorry this has happened to you..... please try not to fear people from now on........there are good people out there who would never hurt you or anyone..........please .....with all my heart and soul.....please believe that!.........i mean it sincerely!..........the young man who did this to you is a broken soul........who might be gay, straight or bisexual himself.....who knows for sure???? but it is a fact that many times men who commit homophobic crimes are sometimes gay, closeted, self hating people who hate the fact that they might even have a gay feeling now and again........so they hurt other gay people......not always.....but definitely sometimes........so please.......if you can.....forgive this broken man........as is said.......he didn't know in his heart what he was really doing............it was his fear and hatred that turned him into so hateful a being......to do this to someone.......and he could have done this to just about anyone it seems.....with all the confusion and hate in his life and heart......fear and anger and hatred blackens our hearts to the degree that we would go out and hurt and kick and punch or even kill someone because of that ugliness inside our hearts........my sincere best to you always.......you might end up helping others in the future because you'll truly understand their pain and hurt.......the pain and hurt you had to go through because of this man........but maybe some love and goodness will come from this ugly event......and you may go on to help others who have gone through this hate.......but probably you will let your compassion show to all human beings regardless of who they are......and that will be the powerful light at the center of this darkness.......the beautiful rainbow..........the silver lining of a dark cloud of hate........but your light will pierce that hate and darkness forever......god bless you forever...........best recovery to you.........please shine your light wherever and however you can.......and god bless you over and over.........thank you

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Kelly Diane
32 months ago

It's a shame that people would do such a horrible thing. I will be praying for you everyday. For a fast recovery and a beautiful turn around. You did not deserve that. Being gay is not a crime, or something to be punished, or for people to use to criticize you for. I hope it all turns around for you and people see this story and realize that even if you have a problem with gay people it's not your business or your life. They are simply people like everybody else. I know you have an amazing family and if there is anything that I can ever do to help please feel free to ask. Don't ever be ashamed of who you are! Don't let dirtbags change how you feel. I pray for the very best for you and hope I get to hear your happy ending soon!!!

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