Thank You For Being a Friend

There are multitudes of humans across the nation that have been deeply touched by the sheer existence of Aaron Thomas. His joy, his exhuberance, his energy, and his unyielding love forge a monolithic presence in the hearts of all those that are lucky enough to be graced by his presence. To know him is to not only love him, but to revolt against the notion of sadness or boredom in his presence and simply surrender to his radiation. Aaron is a light in our lives that makes all struggles irrelevant. He is a soulful, positive force that relies on human energy and love as his drug of choice. Aaron Thomas makes strangers feel like confidants, constantly emitting warmth and love to all those around him.

On February 10th, 2018, Aaron was in a horrific car accident in Southern Mississippi on his way to Mardi Gras (naturally, he loves New Orleans!). He was stat flighted to a trauma hospital in Hattiesburg, MS where he is currently in the ICU in critical condition. Aaron suffered a brain bleed, collapsed lung, a skull fracture, a broken shoulder and collarbone, multiple broken ribs resulting in a "flail chest", and is now battling the repercussions of those injuries with kidney issues and other variables.

It's true that the world shifts on its axis when you watch someone you love dearly claw their way back to life, and then dismantle that by truly exemplifying their strength and will to live. Aaron will have a difficult and tumultuous road ahead. But he is NOT giving up. In true Aaron fashion, he's taken his prognosis and surpassed where anyone thought he'd be. His zeal for life is simply bionic, and he continues to surprise his medical staff and all his loved ones.

Now, Aaron needs your help. Beyond his astronomical medical bills, he has extensive rehab ahead and he will not be able to work for the foreseeable future. Please help us help this exemplary human, just as he would do for us. We've placed this amount at a very small fraction of what he will currently owe, and will shift the goal as we raise more funds. Thank you all and keep the good vibes coming. He can feel them! Aaron Thomas, thank you for being a friend to all of us. It's our turn to take care of you. 

A note to campaign contributors: Eric Casanova, Aaron's former partner and dear friend, will be obtaining the money from this fundraiser to establish a secure account for Aaron to use as he needs. Thank you all so much. 
  • Jacob Cunningham  
    • $15 
    • 55 mos
  • Megan Thomas 
    • $15 
    • 56 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 56 mos
  • Kristen Sell 
    • $350 
    • 56 mos
  • Mark Conkling 
    • $25 
    • 57 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kelsey Westbrook 
Louisville, KY
Eric Casanova 

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