Wesseh Freeman, 1976-2018

It crushes me to write this.

My friend, Wesseh Freeman died yesterday at the age of 41.  He was struck and killed by a motorist in his hometown of Monrovia, Liberia.  

I loved Wesseh so much.  He was master musician who built his own guitar, even while suffering almost complete blindness.  Soon after seeing a viral video of him two years ago, I contacted his friends in Monrovia and started raising funds to provide him with a home and food.  Together with Sach from O!Chips and Pastor George Monten Toe, we made sure this light of Liberia had a home.


As a subscriber of these emails, you probably know I had been giving money to Wesseh and Pastor George.  We also sent a whole bunch of clothes to the children in the neighborhood.  (Which ironically just arrived in Liberia today.)

I'm going to pay for his funeral one way or another.  For now, I started this GoFundMe campaign to raise $1600 for all expenses.  If that doesn't work, I'll try other things.  

This week sucks.  Pastor George is a mess.  As a young minister, this is his very first funeral...and it's one of his closest friends.  Pray for him, please.

If you want to help, please donate.  Any money over the funeral cost threshold will go toward the school we've been building.

The school will now be named after Wesseh.  

And yes, I will continue to support Pastor George for as long as I live.

shane


 

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Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on March 2, 2018 at 3:30pm

Sad news .

Comment by Jerry Jordan on March 2, 2018 at 6:58am

Terrible news. R.I.P.

Comment by Paul Craig on March 2, 2018 at 3:42am

Heartbreaking. So sad to hear this.

Comment by JB on March 1, 2018 at 7:07pm

So sorry to hear this!!! God bless!!!

Comment by Rooster Reaves on March 1, 2018 at 9:16am

That is heart breaking to hear! Yah bless his family if he had any.

Comment by Markus Gaiser on March 1, 2018 at 3:27am

Oh Gosh, that is tragic. While Wesseh will live on in the memory of his friends and through his music, this is a great loss, in particular to you Shane.

May he rest in peace.

Comment by Jim Morris on February 28, 2018 at 9:08pm

Thanks Shane for bringing his wonderful talent to our attention. His music and inspiration will most certainly live on.

Comment by Dave Lynas on February 28, 2018 at 4:38pm

Oh my Shane. This is one of the hardest of life’s blows. It is of Nations greatest losses. Wesseh was a wondrous musician and inspiration. You showed him to us all. Blessing Shane. Thank you for being you.

Comment by the anonymous pick on February 28, 2018 at 4:15pm

OH my!!!!!. This  is jaw dropping sad news .  I too, am crushed to hear this ,  I know how much you 2 meant to each-other , and how he appreciated you and the nation for your help .  You  are are a good man Shane . please don't think your efforts were  in vain  now that this happened , you gave him quality of life and a worry-free home-front & happiness in  his last days . NOTHING can take that away from either of you. 

your  continuing efforts are beyond admirable.

keep up the good work.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 28, 2018 at 4:12pm

Saddened to hear this Shane. My deepest sympathies to all touched by this wonderful man. 

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