Support Local Musician, Jim Decatur
I am starting this page for my boyfriend, Jim, who I love from the bottom of my heart, but know he is too stubborn to start something like this himself.
Jim plays music locally on Cape Cod and supplements this by working a day job installing glass and mirrors. As of last week, for the first time in 10 years Jim was able to say he was done purchasing music equipment and he had bought the last piece of equipment he needed. He was now able to start saving.
The following week, he had his car broken into and roughly $2300 worth of music equipment was stolen, including his binder full of lyrics and music. A report was filed, friends were notified, and within minutes Jim had received several offers for various amounts of money. To each offer, Jim simply responded by saying that he can't accept it. My heart was broken and even now I am tearful thinking about how something so terrible could happen to someone so selfless who would drop anything anytime to help out a friend.
Throughout the past 3 years we've been together, I have never fully understood how resilient and strong he is until this incident. He rebounded from this misfortune with a "shit happens" outlook, and had already begun to move forward before I had even started to process everything. His status on facebook the following day illustrates his ability to see the good in any situation: "I realize this is all stuff that can be replaced and it's not as important as the friends and family I have. I hope that whoever decided to break in my car gets what they are looking for and eventually finds happiness and an amazing support group like I have."
"Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure."