The Ghost Inside

$162,258 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 3,552 people in 27 months
Brian Storm
on behalf of Caleb See
 HAMPTON, VA
Members of The Ghost Inside and their crew were injured in a horrific accident on highway 180 in Texas that tragically claimed two lives.

Tragically, The Ghost Inside's tour bus driver died during the accident and leaves behind a child. We hope to help cover funeral expenses for him and his family.

I initially started this campaign as an effort to raise money for my friend Chris and the rest of the band who were injured on the tour bus. I have known Chris for several years when my friend JT Cavey joined Texas In July and played with him.

Multiple members of the band and crew suffered serious injuries during the ordeal. Two members of the band had to be airlifted which is extremely expensive. Equipment was also lost in addition to expensive medical bills incurred. This is extremely costly for the band. 

I will be transferring the funds directly to The Ghost Inside's management who I have been in contact with directly to use the funds to help cover medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of equipment and associated fees.

Any amount of money you can contribute to this fund is greatly appreciated. It is extremely difficult for a band to cover expenses from a tragic event such as this one.
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Here's an update from Jim Riley of The Ghost Inside on the conditions of his bandmates:

"I am really struggling to find words today for what the last 24 hours have brought. First and foremost I would like to send my condolences to the families of the two drivers that lost their lives in the accident yesterday. I hope that their loss is not forgotten in all this tragedy. Secondly I have to say that the amount of actual assistance being provided to all of us is nothing short of overwhelming. Far beyond thoughts and prayers but actual tangible help that will go a long way in what is sure to be a lengthy recovery. At this moment everyone has family with them and they are being treated by incredible medical staff here in El Paso. I know everyone is anxious for information. It will come when it's appropriate. For now know that everyone's condition is stable or better and the love you are raining down during this unthinkable time is felt by the ones that need it most. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. TGI forever."

We are raising the goal to $90,000. It CANNOT be understated how extensive these medical bills are expected to be, in addition to the loss of a human life (where sadly, no amount of money will ever compensate for that loss)

What can you do NOW? Share this page, even if you have shared it before.

Share The Ghost Inside's music and attach the donate link.

Share The Ghost Inside lyrics and attach the donate link.
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When I first started this campaign, I didn't think $40,000 would even cover their medical bills... but I wanted to set a realistic goal to raise money for the band.

The reality is that multiple band members had to be air lifted to the hospital, and there is a family that lost a loved one. Now that we have reached the $40,000 goal -- I have decided to increase the target to $60,000 to continue to aid the band.

Please keep sharing with friends and bands.

I'd like to give a special thank you to Bring Me The Horizon who donated an astounding $10,000 to this campaign, as well as Architects who contributed $1,000.
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Tamara Martin
27 months ago

Does it matter if they had insurance that MAY have covered some things? Does it matter if NON celebrity people were killed? Why post such negativity, these post are human beings, with families...if you cant monetarily contribute, send good thoughts or prayers.

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Amer A Sultan
27 months ago

Please support my brother also, Thank You! Love you all!

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Karen D. Haltiner-Ordway
27 months ago

My son is Tony Billings n he was a guitar tech for the ghost inside. He was involved in this crash. Im currently trying to get down to him as he has his surgeries for broken legs n crushed ribs. I dont get paid til the 1st but my son needs me. If any one can help please message me

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Michael Walker
27 months ago

No one from the band died so the funeral costs they are saving for is for bus driver. You guys are so hell bent on being pissed about something that you didnt even read the statement about what the money is for.

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Alana McCall
27 months ago
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As a friend of one of the semi driver's grandchildren (Steve Cunningham, if anyone wants to know what his name was), it saddens me that this band and/or gofundme isn't going to help pay for ALL of the funeral expenses of ALL who lost their lives, not just equipment and medical expenses/funeral expenses of the band members and crew. You clearly have a strong fan base and you could help ease the troubles of all effected by this tragedy, not just those in your immediate circle.

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Jj Rathjen
27 months ago
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What about the driver of the other truck any help for him

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Andrew Shirley
27 months ago
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Anyone that donates anything is helping, negative comments in any form are counter productive. Total love and respect goes out to everyone who are able to send anything to help everyone affected

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Katt Winchester
27 months ago
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5

For all saying negative comments. . Please refrain.. for one these guys suffer from a lot of broken bones and their medical expenses alone are going to be extremely high.. more than the 100k, I'll give you an example I've had 3 back surgeries and each one of them were 91k, 88k, 93k, so if these band mates do not have medical insurance which most do not they will definitely need to raise that amount to a lot more than 100k, and I seen that family and parents are needing to get to their sons well that cost money too unless someone is going to pick them up and drive them all the way from upstate to Texas. . I'd love to but due to Obama care I can't afford to even go to the doctor right now or even pay for my medicine either.. The band is trying to raise money for their expenses if you feel the need or want to help out post a link like others have.. I posted and tagged others as well .. do what you can instead of being hateful .. offer help not hate.. think.. ask what you can do.. post a link for the drivers go fund me.. post the band's go fund me they are still going to need a lot more help .. like 5 times this amout.. the band members were not at fault people so please stop bashing them on their go fund me page.. it only makes you look like a really bad person!!!!

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Jonathan Obrian
27 months ago
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5

Its sad yall are more worried about the damn band then yall are worried about the 2 drivers that passed away and there love ones.....

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Brandy Mejia
27 months ago
5
5

It says above exactly what the money is going for. Yes That included funeral expenses.... just read the whole thing. Prayers to the family and speedy recovery for all!

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Cody Lengel
27 months ago
4
4

Please leave nasty comments to yourselves... Great band, get well soon guys!

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Nicholas Drabek
27 months ago
4
4

What about the 18 wheeler driver? His funeral expenses?

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Julie Wenzel
27 months ago
4
4

Going to the Hoke Family GoFundme page is also welcomed as Greg Hoke the bus driver leaves behind a wife and 2 very small children. They will need financial help for the future of those little kids. Please help out if you can. This is devastating for the family. My prayers go out to Nikki and children.

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Katie Kimball
27 months ago
3
3

Every time I come back the goal has been raised. Which is great, don't get me wrong. But make up your mind. I'm not sure how this site works and if once you reach your goal, that's it, and maybe whoever is running this page sees how much money is coming in and consistently keeps upping the goal. But set a goal and stick to it. Damn. We get medical bills are expensive. And what about the other families who lost loved ones? Do they have a gofundme page for funeral costs? Would be nice to share a link to that. Let's not forget them either

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Abbe Boniface
27 months ago
3
3

Fund the Hoke family those little girls need more help over anything

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SandiJason Holt
27 months ago
3
3

I am always grateful for the Go Fund me site to all people that sadly lost their lives, . But Is this money going to the whole band itself or towards Greg Hoke their own driver who lost his life? Because the driver's family has their own Go Fund me page with a little over a $1000. yet on here look how much has been raised. Just wondering which page to donate on the most amount.

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Jason Joseph Malone
27 months ago
3
3

Very sad to hear. They're a bunch of great guys.

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Destiny Winters
27 months ago
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2

to me it seems like people are trying to put down what this page it about. Yes, this is set up to help with the bands medical and equipment that was lost. Yes, this is to help the family of the driver of the bus who lost his life for funeral cost. So they keep raising the goal because people are willing to give and the money is needed in many areas. This is not just to help the band, i get they haven't mentioned helping the family of the other driver but that is between them and hey family of the other driver but they have mentioned that the family of the other driver had a loss.

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Wanda Taylor Barton
27 months ago
2
2

Says all monies donated will go to band's management for funeral, hospital, equipment, other expenses--what about the semi driver and his family? Could you not share toward their heartbroken family also? Covering funeral expenses would most likely mean a great deal to his wife and young child. Just a thought...wasn't just band members involved..may the bus driver and semi driver Rest In Peace, and injured ones mend quickly.

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Samantha Tolbert
27 months ago
2
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I see people posting about the Hoke family. If you read they are raising money for the funeral for Mr. Hoke, and the bands recovery. They wouldnt leave out a member of their tour. All the prayers going to the band and everyone involved in this accident.

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$162,258 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 3,552 people in 27 months
Created November 19, 2015
Brian Storm
on behalf of Caleb See
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6 months ago
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sloane thomson
10 months ago
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its not much hope it helps will donate again soon. cheers dont stop fighting guys

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Portland Music Scene
15 months ago
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This money was raised at a benefit show (linked below) put on by the Portland, Oregon music community. https://www.facebook.com/events/527254347482526/ October 28th we came together for The Ghost Inside where Sustainer, Proven, Among Legends, and Submerged all played/donated merch proceeds to this GoFundMe. A number of other musicians, including members of the opening bands, learned an entire cover set of TGI songs to close the night while also selling tickets beforehand to raise funds before the show. We were able to raise $1830. We hope in some way this helps and we all hope to see you again. Thank you for everything you have done for us and the world. See you next year hopefully boys.

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Anonymous
17 months ago
$50
Anonymous
17 months ago
$10
Anonymous
17 months ago
Tamara Martin
27 months ago

Does it matter if they had insurance that MAY have covered some things? Does it matter if NON celebrity people were killed? Why post such negativity, these post are human beings, with families...if you cant monetarily contribute, send good thoughts or prayers.

+ Read More
Amer A Sultan
27 months ago

Please support my brother also, Thank You! Love you all!

+ Read More
Karen D. Haltiner-Ordway
27 months ago

My son is Tony Billings n he was a guitar tech for the ghost inside. He was involved in this crash. Im currently trying to get down to him as he has his surgeries for broken legs n crushed ribs. I dont get paid til the 1st but my son needs me. If any one can help please message me

+ Read More
Michael Walker
27 months ago

No one from the band died so the funeral costs they are saving for is for bus driver. You guys are so hell bent on being pissed about something that you didnt even read the statement about what the money is for.

+ Read More
Alana McCall
27 months ago
9
9

As a friend of one of the semi driver's grandchildren (Steve Cunningham, if anyone wants to know what his name was), it saddens me that this band and/or gofundme isn't going to help pay for ALL of the funeral expenses of ALL who lost their lives, not just equipment and medical expenses/funeral expenses of the band members and crew. You clearly have a strong fan base and you could help ease the troubles of all effected by this tragedy, not just those in your immediate circle.

+ Read More
Jj Rathjen
27 months ago
8
8

What about the driver of the other truck any help for him

+ Read More
Andrew Shirley
27 months ago
6
6

Anyone that donates anything is helping, negative comments in any form are counter productive. Total love and respect goes out to everyone who are able to send anything to help everyone affected

+ Read More
Katt Winchester
27 months ago
5
5

For all saying negative comments. . Please refrain.. for one these guys suffer from a lot of broken bones and their medical expenses alone are going to be extremely high.. more than the 100k, I'll give you an example I've had 3 back surgeries and each one of them were 91k, 88k, 93k, so if these band mates do not have medical insurance which most do not they will definitely need to raise that amount to a lot more than 100k, and I seen that family and parents are needing to get to their sons well that cost money too unless someone is going to pick them up and drive them all the way from upstate to Texas. . I'd love to but due to Obama care I can't afford to even go to the doctor right now or even pay for my medicine either.. The band is trying to raise money for their expenses if you feel the need or want to help out post a link like others have.. I posted and tagged others as well .. do what you can instead of being hateful .. offer help not hate.. think.. ask what you can do.. post a link for the drivers go fund me.. post the band's go fund me they are still going to need a lot more help .. like 5 times this amout.. the band members were not at fault people so please stop bashing them on their go fund me page.. it only makes you look like a really bad person!!!!

+ Read More
Jonathan Obrian
27 months ago
5
5

Its sad yall are more worried about the damn band then yall are worried about the 2 drivers that passed away and there love ones.....

+ Read More
Brandy Mejia
27 months ago
5
5

It says above exactly what the money is going for. Yes That included funeral expenses.... just read the whole thing. Prayers to the family and speedy recovery for all!

+ Read More
Cody Lengel
27 months ago
4
4

Please leave nasty comments to yourselves... Great band, get well soon guys!

+ Read More
Nicholas Drabek
27 months ago
4
4

What about the 18 wheeler driver? His funeral expenses?

+ Read More
Julie Wenzel
27 months ago
4
4

Going to the Hoke Family GoFundme page is also welcomed as Greg Hoke the bus driver leaves behind a wife and 2 very small children. They will need financial help for the future of those little kids. Please help out if you can. This is devastating for the family. My prayers go out to Nikki and children.

+ Read More
Katie Kimball
27 months ago
3
3

Every time I come back the goal has been raised. Which is great, don't get me wrong. But make up your mind. I'm not sure how this site works and if once you reach your goal, that's it, and maybe whoever is running this page sees how much money is coming in and consistently keeps upping the goal. But set a goal and stick to it. Damn. We get medical bills are expensive. And what about the other families who lost loved ones? Do they have a gofundme page for funeral costs? Would be nice to share a link to that. Let's not forget them either

+ Read More
Abbe Boniface
27 months ago
3
3

Fund the Hoke family those little girls need more help over anything

+ Read More
SandiJason Holt
27 months ago
3
3

I am always grateful for the Go Fund me site to all people that sadly lost their lives, . But Is this money going to the whole band itself or towards Greg Hoke their own driver who lost his life? Because the driver's family has their own Go Fund me page with a little over a $1000. yet on here look how much has been raised. Just wondering which page to donate on the most amount.

+ Read More
Jason Joseph Malone
27 months ago
3
3

Very sad to hear. They're a bunch of great guys.

+ Read More
Destiny Winters
27 months ago
2
2

to me it seems like people are trying to put down what this page it about. Yes, this is set up to help with the bands medical and equipment that was lost. Yes, this is to help the family of the driver of the bus who lost his life for funeral cost. So they keep raising the goal because people are willing to give and the money is needed in many areas. This is not just to help the band, i get they haven't mentioned helping the family of the other driver but that is between them and hey family of the other driver but they have mentioned that the family of the other driver had a loss.

+ Read More
Wanda Taylor Barton
27 months ago
2
2

Says all monies donated will go to band's management for funeral, hospital, equipment, other expenses--what about the semi driver and his family? Could you not share toward their heartbroken family also? Covering funeral expenses would most likely mean a great deal to his wife and young child. Just a thought...wasn't just band members involved..may the bus driver and semi driver Rest In Peace, and injured ones mend quickly.

+ Read More
Samantha Tolbert
27 months ago
2
2

I see people posting about the Hoke family. If you read they are raising money for the funeral for Mr. Hoke, and the bands recovery. They wouldnt leave out a member of their tour. All the prayers going to the band and everyone involved in this accident.

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