Aaron “Hix” Lee Medical Fund

$70,326 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,026 people in 12 days
Created October 6, 2018
Aaron "Hix" Lee - our favorite bearded, cowboy hat wearing, key-pounding, jalopy driving, band mate was shot in the stomach on the streets of Minneapolis on October 5th. 

While he and his girlfriend were walking back to their house, a car pulled up along side them. A man with a gun jumped out and demanded their phones and wallets. After immediately complying with the demands, the attacker decided to turn and shoot, and then drove away, leaving Hix and Kate in a terrifying bloody aftermath. Luckily, Kate had managed to conceal her phone from the attacker and was able to immediately dial 911. Hix was rushed to the nearest hospital and into surgery.

The bullet entered just below his belly button, nicking his colon and severing his iliac vein, before lodging in his leg, where it will remain for the rest of his life. It took an ambulance ride and two surgeries to stabilize his condition. He will need to stay in the hospital for observation for 1-2 weeks, and there will be an additional 2 weeks of at home bed rest.

Those of us who are lucky enough to call him friend and family, know that he has the biggest heart and is the most considerate person you will likely ever meet. You also know that if you are considered his friend, you ARE his family as well. He works hard, plays hard, and gives his heart and soul to his music and the people around him.

He is also a man of many hats! A musician in several bands at night, and by day; a commercial painter, as well as learning to be an electrician on recreational boats. Unfortunately, none of these hats come with Health Insurance or short term benefit package that will pay him a salary while he is recovering.

While Hix would give the shirt off of his back to someone who needs it, he would never ask for it if he needed one. So his family is asking for him. And while saving a life is priceless, there is a cost, and with no insurance to help shoulder the burden, once recovered there will be a very large medical bill for Hix to face.

Anything you can spare will help. Thank you for your support and love. Let's get Hix back in his hat and back on stage!

If you prefer to donate by cash or check directly to Aaron, there is now an account set up to receive funds directly. Please issue the check to Aaron Hix Lee and write "GIFT" in the memo. You can mail or deliver the check to:
MidwestOne Bank
3585 124th Ave NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
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Two steps forward, one step back. A rough night last night ended with an NG tube down the nose and into his stomach where a lot of fluid had apparently built up. Please continue with your thoughts and prayers, as we hope there are no further set backs.
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Fundraisers, visitors, news coverage, oh my! There are no words to fully express our gratitude for the out pouring of love and support Hix is receiving from the city! Truly amazing! Growing up you are told “you get back what you give out”, and what we have observed in the last few days is testament to that truth. Hix has always indiscriminately given love and interest to the people and things around him; and now is receiving it back ten fold. Thank you.
Currently, the hospital staff is trying to control his pain and the swelling in his leg. Close friends and family are keeping constant vigil, but what he needs most is rest.
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A good morning it is indeed!!! Hix was stable all night, and they were able to remove his breathing tube. He is groggy, but responsive, asking questions, and of course already cracking jokes. One of the first things out of his mouth was; “I hate this room.” He’s eager to get out of the hospital and we are excited to share with him all of your support and love! It will most certainly boost his spirit and motivate his recovery!
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Hix has come out of his third, and hopefully final surgery. The damage to the iliac vein was making it difficult for the blood going into his leg to evacuate back to his heart and recirculate through the rest of his body, which caused a cascade of issues. The doctors were able to relieve the pressure and will continue to monitor his blood flow. Thank you again for the love and support, he’s not comfortably out of the woods yet. Please continue to keep Hix in your thoughts and prayers.
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$70,326 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,026 people in 12 days
Created October 6, 2018
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