On the evening on December 1st, local musician, Tom Hall, became a victim of the so-called "Knock Out" game after he was brutally attacked by several men. Tom was walking in the Soulard neighborhood around 7pm when he was approached by 4 or 5 men who asked for a cigarette. After he stated he didn't have one, Tom decided to turn and head the other way when one of the men attacked him by punching him in the face and kicking him on the ground. As a result of this brutal beating, Tom has suffered multiple injuries including a broken nose, several loose teeth, and blurry vision. Tom is a self-employed, local musician who unfortunately does not have health care or receive paid sick leave. Any donations provided will assist Tom in paying his medical bills and recovery by allowing him to take a bit of time off from playing music. Tom has made so many of his own contributions to the community by playing fundraisers and helping those in need. Please help Tom get back in the swing of things so he can continue to share his talents with all of us! Thank you for your contributions!