Malcolm J Recovery Fund

$12,000 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 316 people in 17 days
If you have been in the Short North any time in the past couple of decades, you have seen Malcolm J. His wonderful artwork and friendly personality are part of the fabric of the neighborhood.

Although he has had many challenges throughout his life, Malcolm has maintained his creative spark and his kind and gentle demeanor makes  him a friend to many of us who call the neighborhood home.   

On Thursday, March 1, Malcolm was attacked in a neighborhood bar by a man wielding a beer bottle.  He is currently in the OSU Medical Center where we are told he is in danger of losing his eye.  

Although details are still sketchy, I wanted to get this fundraiser up and running as quickly as possible.  Because of his limited resources, Malcolm will surely need financial assistance to bounce back from this episode.  In addition to all of the other lousy aspects of this situation, Malcolm is going to miss out on one of the biggest Gallery Hop nights of the year (The Arnold) and this will surely mean a great financial loss. 

I will continue to pursue this matter and will post updates here as I know more about Malcolm's condition.  Meanwhile, I would like to get a little nest egg together for him so we can make his recovery as comfortable as possible.   

Malcolm's attacker got away and police are looking for him now, his picture and other info can be found here: 



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As Malcolm continues to heal, plans for our benefit continue. So many artists and entertainers have offered to donate their work to us- it is sure to be a fun evening with an amazing silent auction! There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door and advance tickets are now available at The Short North Stage website:


We hope you can join us!

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Happy Monday, everyone!

The support and love for Malcolm continues to be truly inspirational. He is currently getting occupational therapy at the Laurels of Norworth where he will be living through the end of the month. He will then transition to a more permanent, assisted living situation. He has been rendered legally blind, so he will also look for new outlets for his creativity. He remains optimistic as ever, but is understandably a bit overwhelmed.

The expenses related to his treatment and care will be huge as you can imagine, so I would like to invite everyone to attend a fundraiser on Monday, March 26 from 6-8 PM at The Short North Stage 1187 N High St. Art, Music, Love- An Evening for Malcolm J will feature entertainment, an auction of art by Malcolm and other local artists and food from local restaurants with a cash bar. The suggested donation will be $10 at the door.

Thank you all again for your continued support. I have attached a photo of Malcolm from yesterday, he was able to come out for a few hours to see friends at a House Beer, who kindly held a benefit for him at their Short North location. Thank you so much to Malory and all at House Beer!

More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/929598777200334/

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I keep moving the goalposts, and the community answers the call! We are closing in on the latest goal of $12,000 and still trending. Malcolm is touched by all of the love and support, and it is really helping him get though this difficult time.

I can also now announce that on Monday, March 26th we will be hosting Art, Music & Love, an evening for Malcolm J at Short North Stage in the Short North. If you are a musician, artist, or business that would like to be involved, please PM me on Facebook or contact me via the Malcolm J page.

Donations of artwork, gift cards, and gift baskets are all great items to include in the silent auction being held during the event. Musicians are invited to perform. We would like to provide guests with food so any restaurants willing to donate, are appreciated.

There will also be a fundraiser at House Beer this Sunday, March 11 more info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/581556268843444/

Thank you all for your continued support.
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Hello All! Beyond our wildest dreams, we are now closing in on $10,000. Amazing!

I have started an open Facebook group the Kevin Malcolm Jones Support Group where I will continue to post updates about Malcolm's recovery and additional efforts to provide him with support both emotional and financial. There is also a short video of thanks from Malcolm posted there, I could not get it to post here.

Update on Malcolm: He has been discharged from OSU and is now at The Laurels of Norworth rehabilitation facility 6830 N High St., Worthington Room 229. He will be working with a rehabilitation therapist during the day, but would love to have visitors.

It looks like he will not regain the vision in his injured eye, and he has very limited vision in the other one, so he is severely visually impaired. They are still considering treatment options for the other eye, so for now he can not see to text or email. His cell phone is having issues, so for now, if you want to talk to him please call the Laurels and ask to be connected to the land line in his room.

Again, thank you all for your support
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