Locked and Loaded Set Brings Joy Jul 10, 2019 9:23:06 GMT -8 via mobile gnrchris, troccoli, and 1 more like this
Post by littleemoannie on Jul 10, 2019 9:23:06 GMT -8
Locked and Loaded set brings joy to late Great White Guitarists son
On February 20th 2003 a group of diehard Great White Fans attended a concert with their beloved band in a small venue in Warwick, Rhode Island.
For those of you who were fortunate enough to attend the Troubador show in 2016 imagine the horror you would have felt as your tears of joy turned to screams of terror.
Nobody set out to harm anybody.
It was an accident.
But unfortunately many people lost their lives that night.
Some were permanently disfigured from their injuries
Others were left with PTSD and survivors guilt.
And others were left with grief and anger over what they saw as a senseless tragedy after losing loved ones to the flames .
One woman who was carrying an unborn child was left to raise their son on her own . She was not in attendance at the show that night. She was back home in Illinois
Since the father was a guitarist from the band she received no support from survivors and the families of victims of the Station Fire Tragedy
Her memorials were desecrated and she was made to feel unwelcome at any public memorial ceremonies.
Ty Longley sacrificed his life to help others escape.
Heidi Longley had to raise their son on her own. She lost the love of her life that night.
About six years ago this child set up a charity all on his own to honor the memory of his father.
It is called B.E.A.T.S.
Bringing everyone a tremendous smile.
He asks for donations of toys for children who are in the hospital.
Each toy has a handwritten message saying thank you for accepting his gift
He writes a handwritten note to each person who sends him a donation.
This year it was my great honor to bring a tremendous smile to the faces of him and his mother.
She has raised a very sweet child .
Out of the ashes a Phoenix rises
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After Axl completed that first Troubador show with that broken foot I truly believe that he would have done the same thing as Ty and helped other people escape if The Troubador had gone up in flames that night.