#PleaseKeepThePeace | Colin Blann

On Nov 17, Colin Blann received a gunshot wound while breaking up a fight, trying to keep the peace. The bullet just missed his heart and collapsed his lung. Colin spent a week in the ICU and is thankfully okay. He’s almost back to full health today!

Unfortunately, Colin’s peacemaking attempts have left him with $31,000 in hospital bills. This college student, skateboarder, and all around nice guy needs our help. Let’s get that balance to zero!

Anything you can give is a gesture of peace. Even $5 makes a difference and means the world to Colin and his family. And whether you can give or not, we ask that you share this page with your friends for the message of peace. #PleaseKeepThePeace

All funds raised above the goal will be donated to Skate For Change.

“I’m so happy … to get to wake up everyday, walk around, skateboard, live. I got so lucky when I know others haven’t been. I know that I’m here for a reason and I’d better make it a good one!”
 – Colin Blann


And use #PleaseKeepThePeace

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Thank you,
Family and Friends of Colin Blann 

“Colin has consistently shown a strength of character and a deep kindness ... he’s one of the really good kids around. His efforts in volunteering to help the homeless with Skate For Change is just one example. To me, Colin is a hero.” 
– Jill Thunhorst, longtime family friend

“He’s just a gentle soul.”
– Colin’s mom

"I've known Colin since he was a little kid at the skatepark. He's always impressed me with how thoughtful and kind he is to others. I'm thankful he survived... There needs to be more people like him in the world."
– Dave Nelson, SecretPenguin

Colin and his mom.

Colin and his friend in the hospital.

  • Emma Weaver 
    • $20 
    • 76 mos
  • Richie Wolfe 
    • $50 
    • 76 mos
  • Emma Weaver 
    • $20 
    • 77 mos
  • Tiff Wells 
    • $25 
    • 77 mos
    • $50 
    • 78 mos
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Colin Blann 
Omaha, NE
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