Rather than supplement a previous post, I am going to bring this to the top. Yesterday I posted a link to a terrific video spoof produced by Lani Anglin and her husband Benn, as did many, many other bloggers across the country. Today, we learn this (posted by April Groves on behalf of Lani):
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.
It is hard to know how to help when tragedy strikes someone you care about, but Lani offers this:
My brother and his wife are not rich by any stretch of the imagination and Aleisha has a very hard time ahead- if you or anyone else can think of any way to aim finances at her, she really needs it. Assisting in an optometry office is a great profession but pays very little- certainly not enough to cover a funeral, medical bills for three people and a life ahead as a single mother.
If anyone reads this and would like to reach out, feel free to send us an email. I am aware that others are putting together a donation site for the family, and I hope to have more information soon.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all those touched by this tragedy.
(Edited: Here is how we can help).