Support Jeremy medical/dental expenses

$15,216 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 345 people in 30 months
There are times when a community comes together to care for one of their own. now is that time.

Our friend and brother, jeremy, was violently assaulted while walking home from the bar. Jeremy suffered many physical injuries, including a broken jaw and had teeth knocked out. He is now at home recovering with support of his partner michael.

The injuries Jeremy sustained will heal but the healing process will result in a number of medical and dental expenses not covered by insurance. Jeremy has been a supporter of the Minneapolis community and now it's time to support him.

Please take a minute and donate any amount you can afford to help defray his medical expenses. Jeremy is a strong man and he will move on from this experience but we can rally around our brother to help remove some of the burdens of this appalling event.

If you are unable to contribute financially, Please contact Derek Harley, Jason Little, or Ryan brown to discuss other ways to help.
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Update 3
29 months ago
I messaged with Jeremy today. His spirit is good. He continues to be amazed and humbled by all of the support from everyone. Financial. Eagle t-shirts. And other gifts. His healing continues but all surgery is on hold until at least April while his bottom jaw heals. I also wanted to take a moment to share this poem written by Jeremy.

Blindsided:

You caught me from behind, faceless reaper.

Shattered my world, shut off the lights.

You cut me down, alone in the cold.

I’ll wear your tread; it’s only temporary.

You’ll leave no marks on my soul.



Shed my life, ounce by ounce.

Take my pound of flesh.

You may leave me on my knees,

You may hush my voice,

But you’ll never hear me plead.

You’ll never steal my fire.



What did you go home to?

Oh, the story you must have!

Did it make you feel like a man?

Are you somebody now? A part of something?

Hate is a crime against humanity, targeted or not.



Did you know what would be waiting for me?

Arms outstretched across the globe.

A community united, scooping up one of its own.

A thousand miles of friendship.

Love that never leaves my side.

Thank you for showing me the beauty in my life.
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Update 2
30 months ago
Another day brought another huge milestone. We want to think each and every person who has shown such compassion for Jeremy. The power of social networking as been well proven in the last 48 hours.

At this time, a decision has been made, with Jeremy and Michael's support, to pause the collection of donations.

Jeremy will meet with the facial and dental surgery teams on Friday. That meeting will lead to a much better understanding of his medical expenses.

Thank you all, again, for showing such compassion to Jeremy and his family.
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Update 1
30 months ago
The last 24 hours have shown the overwhelming humanity of our community. This page has been shared 603 times and 91 friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers from all over the country have stepped up to give what they can. Somewhere between 2 and 3 today, we crossed the $5000 mark. In the last couple of hours, even more donations have come in. When we set this up with a goal of $5000, it was an arbitrary number chosen knowing only that there will be significant medical costs not covered by insurance.

I messaged with Jeremy last night and he has appointments with the facial/dental surgery teams on Friday. After that, there will be a much better understanding of the costs of Jeremy's non-covered medical expenses. We will continue to raise funds until we know the costs not covered by insurance have been covered in full. If we raise more than needed, the excess will be donated to a charity of Jeremy's choosing.

Thank you for your generosity, your selflessness, and your compassion.

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Joe Barus
29 months ago

Your poem is very poignant and well stated. You are an inspiring young man and may the world be with you from this day forward.

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Tracy Fullenkamp
29 months ago

Jeremy's poem is so raw and beautiful. It should be published...Leatherati? Leather Journal? Maybe someone should start a collection of victim writings and poetry..make a book. A book even if not published, printed in paper form unbound and offered up not for sale but for donation towards a victim assistance program. ...just late night thoughts. These voices deserve to be heard more than just in O/our community...in courtrooms, in outreach programs, youth centers.... In love and leather, tracy

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Daniel Cook
30 months ago

If you were once one man today you have the strength of all men.

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Jordan McCoy
30 months ago

I encourage everyone who visits this post, to please copy and share on all your social media. Ever single dollar helps. Healing LOVE and LIGHT. --Roscoe

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$15,216 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 345 people in 30 months
Created March 3, 2014
$5
Anonymous
30 months ago
JW
$25
Josh w
30 months ago

we don't know each other, but am saddened to hear of this aweful crime. i hope you have a speedy recovery.

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SG
$20
Sandra Grove
30 months ago

Jenemy, We're so sorry this happened to you. It could have been any one of us, so we are all with you in spirit now. My partner and I are thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery.

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CP
$25
Charles Perkins
30 months ago

Judd and I wish you a speedy recover. Much warmth and hugs sent your way.

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$250
Anonymous
30 months ago
$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
$10
Anonymous
30 months ago
BM
$20
Brigette Marty
30 months ago

Sending healing energy your way.

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CR
$20
Carl Page & BreAnna Rogers
30 months ago

Get well soon!

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$10
Daniel Cook
30 months ago
Joe Barus
29 months ago

Your poem is very poignant and well stated. You are an inspiring young man and may the world be with you from this day forward.

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Tracy Fullenkamp
29 months ago

Jeremy's poem is so raw and beautiful. It should be published...Leatherati? Leather Journal? Maybe someone should start a collection of victim writings and poetry..make a book. A book even if not published, printed in paper form unbound and offered up not for sale but for donation towards a victim assistance program. ...just late night thoughts. These voices deserve to be heard more than just in O/our community...in courtrooms, in outreach programs, youth centers.... In love and leather, tracy

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Daniel Cook
30 months ago

If you were once one man today you have the strength of all men.

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Jordan McCoy
30 months ago

I encourage everyone who visits this post, to please copy and share on all your social media. Ever single dollar helps. Healing LOVE and LIGHT. --Roscoe

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