On September, 7th 2019 Thomas Craig took off from Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas en route back home to San Diego. Due to unforeseen circumstances the crew needed to turn around. Suddenly, the plane plummeted about a half mile from the airport and crashed. A fire occurred and as it blazed, a Good Samaritan Angel helped an individual stumbling from the wreckage on fire. That person was Thomas, whom we all love so deeply.
The extent of the damage was severe, 2nd and 3rd degree burns cover nearly 75% of his body. While he fights to recover in the burn trauma unit, his friends and family arrived to support him from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Fredericksburg, New York, Denver, Honolulu, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City, to name a few. His loved ones gathered in the burn unit with hearts in hand. Thomas will have to endure multiple surgeries, multiple skin grafts, and many months, possibly years of rehab. He will need to remain in Las Vegas for the time being where family and friends do not reside. It will be a long, steep, uphill battle until we can bring him home.
Lodging and daily expenses build as the treatments occur. Thomas has an infectious personality using words as bridges to connect with others and for that he is adored as is evidenced by the growing support outside his door. Thomas’ favorite DC superhero is The Green Lantern, known for using will power and creativity to wield a lantern ring. Thomas did the same in making his dream come true by becoming a pilot.
We look to you to aid in his recovery through a small donation or message of well wishes. We thank you for your support, prayers, and generosity! Please share our #FlyinHawaiian SUPERHERO story!
At this time, Thomas Craig VII (Thomas's father), will act as the beneficiary for all donations. Mahalo!
- Keoni Watson
- James Pollone
Organizer and beneficiary
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