Lani Anglin and I write on the acclaimed Bloodhound Blog. We've never met but we share a whole bunch of things in common. We've developed a "friendship" commenting on each other's weblogs these past few months.
Lani lost her brother, yesterday, in a tragic car accident, as he drove to her home. She reports:
To me, the important thing to know is that the crazy kid in the funny
video is my newly 24 year old little brother Aaron who died yesterday
on impact. He was driving to my house (to make another silly video) and
was driving with his wife (Aleisha Anglin, 25) and their two babies
(Eleanor who turns 1 THIS week and McKenzie who is only 6 weeks old).
Aleisha & Eleanor should be released today and McKenzie is in the ICU in improving condition. We have tons of family surrounding us and St. Thomas More parish is providing food this week for our entire family!
Aaron was awesome and his marketing work can be found at http://benaaronanglin.carbonmade.com. He was confirmed in the Catholic faith last week, laughed his butt off at ICanHasCheezburger.com with me this week.
We were born 18 months apart (Irish twins) and grew up as best friends with so many lame stories.
Greg Swann points out the practical needs of the family:
Aaron Anglin is survived by a wife and two very young daughters. The way I’m reading things, he died without life insurance, which puts those three ladies on a very hard road.
If you can spare something for them, put it in the form of negotiable funds — cash, cashier’s check or money order — and overnight it to:
c/o Lani Anglin
2719 Costa Azul Cove
April is working on setting up a donation account with Bank of America, and I’ll amend this post when that account becomes available.
But: I will promise you that there are people who will want to be paid now, and this young family will have immediate and ongoing needs. There was a time in your life when fate could have hit you this hard. Now is your chance to redeem that good fortune.
Please join me by remembering Aaron and his family in your prayers. Any help you might give the family will be appreciated.