Our good friend, Tom Alderson, has experienced many heavy burdens recently, but more-so now than ever he needs our help. Sunday night, Tom suffered an incredible amount of physical injury and trauma to his head and other parts of his body. Currently hospitalized, he is going to be spending his 24th birthday laid up in a hospital room hooked to machines and barely being able to do much of anything for himself on his own. The injuries he has sustained are so severe, that they will be keeping him out of work for an undetermined amount of time and he has a long road to complete recovery ahead.
This is an extremely rough time for his family, friends, but most importantly himself. Those of you who know Tom know that he is a genuine, kind-hearted, funny person whose legitimate love of hardcore has made him a staple in our scene in many ways. What you see is what you get with Tom and he has never tried to be anyone but himself which is a rare trait amongst people in a world who strive to belong anywhere they can at any cost. As many people have stated on many social media sites, Tom would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it whether he knew you or not and what has happened to Tom is the exact opposite of what he could even remotely deserve… And so, it is time for us as a community – friends, family, acquaintances, members of the hardcore scene – to pull together and do what Tom would do for anyone else if they ever needed it.
There has been an extraordinary amount of people asking how they can help - from donations to general support - to help relieve the mounting medical bills, expenses, and stress and we are setting up this GoFundMe for just that purpose. Anything anyone could offer, from pennies to dollars, will go straight to Tom and every little bit counts.
We’ll keep everyone updated on positive progress, but we do ask that everyone respect Tom and his privacy during this difficult time. He will talk when he is ready, willing, and able to do so. Even if you can’t donate, send you prayers, positive thoughts, and well wishes his way. He needs them now more than ever.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and GET WELL SOON TOM!!