Dear extremely generous, thoughtful, positive, amazing, cohorts-of-grace,
First off, I can't tell you all how awesome your outpouring of donations, hugs, and comments have been over the past few days. Words cannot express how it feels to be a part of something like this and I can't tell you all how much I read and re-read all of your comments that you've posted.
I wanted to reach out to you as I've been in touch with Billy Ray after not seeing him since last weekend and will be grabbing a bite to eat with him in the next couple days to discuss the GiveForward fundraiser and all that it means. He's currently staying with a fellow he helps run the sound for in a band. This is great to hear especially with the giant snow/ice storm that's about to hit Kansas City.
Apologies to those who I haven't been able to respond to the direct messages of -- I'll try to address any questions in these regular quick updates.
Can you believe we're up to over $15,000? It's unreal.
With much love and thanks.
ps) His name may actually be spelt "Billie Ray" as opposed to "Billy Ray." I'll be sure to let you know when I verify that with him :)