Help Pearl Jam's Merchandise Manager Tom Husman beat cancer!

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  • ryansakoryansako Posts: 8
    donation made from the first round of PJ guitar picks sold over on Lost Dogs. Great work everyone and thank you.  Sending Tom healing positive energy!

    donation made from the first round of PJ guitar picks sold over on Lost Dogs. Great work everyone and thank you.  Sending Tom healing positive energy!

    Thanks again Dave! I'll be stopping by to see Tommy tomorrow and will provide an update.

    Ryan
  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,412
    @ryansako, round 2 payments coming shortly
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,857
    Page two?  Nope!  Bump! 
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  • ryansakoryansako Posts: 8
    edited March 2019
    Hung out with Tom this evening and he's in good spirit as always. Chemo has been rough for him but after some PET scans this past week IT IS WORKING! He did apologize for not getting back to all those that have reached out to him and is looking forward to going on the road with Ed this upcoming June. Please keep those positive vibes coming !

    Speaking of which, this brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face when Tom's mom shared this with me...

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/109MCD206TruIn1NqmDJO8onVUi3JlMk0/view?usp=sharing

    Tempe, AZ - 2019

    Stay strong brotha, you got this!


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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,857
    Thank you so much for the update. Such good news about his PET scan! :triumph:
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    2016: Lexington and Wrigley 1
  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 921
    Sending healing thoughts


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  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,412
    @ryansako, round 2 payment made. hoping a few more $ trickle in shortly. bump!
  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,412
    Happy Bday Tom.
    "May you stay, forever young"
  • ryansakoryansako Posts: 8
    Happy Bday Tom.
    "May you stay, forever young"
    Milestone b-day!!!
  • gvn2fly12gvn2fly12 Posts: 782
    Happy birthday and best wishes to Tom.
    Arms wide open with the sea as my floor.
  • TO241794TO241794 Lyon, FRPosts: 15
    Wishing you happy birthday Tom!   :)
    And sending you a loads of healthy wishes and thoughts from this unique place dedicated to a deep fight against cancer: the WHO-IARC based in Lyon, France - https://www.iarc.fr/
    Cheers!
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 10,234
    done....good luck Tom!
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,857
    Happy birthday, Tom! :joy:
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 22,379
    HBD Tom! :triumph:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • ryansakoryansako Posts: 8
    edited March 2019
    Just wanted to say I'm truly grateful for this community and everything it represents. With your help, Tom was able to reach his goal which is truly incredible. Cannot tell you how stoked I am right now! 

    (this pic is from Tom's 50th birthday party last week)

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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,857
    Glad to hear it! Thank you for sharing that good news! 
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  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 921
    Great to hear this 


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    PJ Noblesviile IN 8/18/2000
    PJ Cincinnatti OH 8/20/2000
    PJ Columbus OH 8/21/2000
    PJ Columbus OH 6/24/2003
    PJ Hamilton Ontario 9/13/2005
    PJ Phiadelphia PA 10/3/2005
    PJ Cleveland OH 5/20/2006
    PJ Columbia SC 6/16/2008.....
    e.V Chicago IL 8/21/2008
    e.V Philly PA 6/11/2009
    e.V Bailtimore MD 6/14/2009...
    PJ Chicago IL 8/23/2009
    .PJ...Philly PA 10/27/2009 PJ.Philadephia PA 10/28/2009.
    PJ Columbus OH 5/6/2010
    PJ Cleveland OH 5/9/2010.
    BRAD Columbus OH 10/5/2010
    e.V St.Louis MO 7/1/2011
    .PJ.. East Troy WI 9/3/2011..PJ..East Troy WI 9/4/2011
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse Cleveland OH 10/8/2012
    RNDM Chicago IL11/13/2012
    Alice In Chains/SoundGarden Columbus OH 5/19/2013
    AIC Fort Wayne IN 5/21/2013
    PJ Pittsburgh PA 10/11/2013
    AIC Cincinnati OH 5/17/2014
    AIC Cleveland OH 5/19/2014
    AIC Indianapolis IN 8/19/2014
    PJ Cincinnati OH 10/1/2014
    AIC Cincinnati OH 8/06/2015
    RNDM Chicago IL 3/15/2016
    PJ Columbia SC 4\21\2016
    PJ Lexington KY 4/26/2016
    PJ Chicago IL 8/20/2016
    Soundgarden Columbus OH 5/20/2017 Canceled RIP Chris
    AIC Columbus OH 5/18/2018 
    PJ Chicago IL 8/18/2018 PJ Chicago IL 8/20/2018
    AIC Cuyohoga falls Oh. 8/16/2019
    (#1SHAWNSMITH Rip 2019)#1Yngwie j. Malmsteen 
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  • maverickmaverick Posts: 1,060
    Excellent news!   Stay strong Tom. 
  • lotsalemonlotsalemon Boston Posts: 2,629
    Great news - and bump!
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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,857
    Mike just posted to Instagram for Tom. 
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 22,379
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • nuzzer1nuzzer1 New JerseyPosts: 1,219
    ryansako said:
    Back in October 2018, Pearl Jam's Merchandise Manager (and very close friend) Tom Husman was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer. It's been a tough battle for Tom, but he's still full of jokes and keeping his head high. A group of us recently setup a GoFundMe account for Tom to help out with his ongoing medical expenses and I wanted to share the link with everyone here. I apologize if this is not allowed in the forum, but I'm just looking to help a good friend who's always been there for others.

    Love ya Tommy!

    Cheers,
    Ryan S.

    https://www.gofundme.com/tommy-husman-medical-expense-fund

    Fenway Park, Boston, MA - September 2, 2018

    Bumping the gofundme page. 
  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,412
    I'm devastated. RIP and thank you for being so good to so many 
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 1,426
    Noooo. Didnt know he passed. Loved him from a distance. Always very kind when we chatted. He showed me stones pick he had in his pocket!!

    He always looked out and appreciated us merch hungry fans. 'Without you guys, I'd be out of a job' He watched us open our mystery boxes at the pop up shop with almost as much excitement as us. Very cool person. Best to all his friends and family. Rest in peace kind man.
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 61,987
    RIP Tom! :(



    Such a sad day!!! We lost a good one today!!!! Tom Hussman was in charge of merch on many tours I’ve done reaching back to 2001!!! He was the man!!! The man behind the scenes making everything happen! He was an amazing friend and an incredible human being! I am saddened beyond words!!! I love you Tom! You were one of the good ones bud!!!!!!! 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 #fcancer

  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 22,379
    R.I.P. Tom
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,857
    So sad.  Wrapping our arms around his family.  
    2014: Cincinnati
    2016: Lexington and Wrigley 1
  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,412
    Here's what i tried to share with his friends and family on social media:

    Most of you who are friends, co-workers and family of Tom's don't know me but I need to share something with you and get it off my chest of a day where Tom displayed how kind and big hearted he was to total strangers so please forgive me as I need to express this in my gratitude towards Tom.
    I'm your typical Pearl Jam fan who always tried to leave Tom alone so he could do his job and work etc. I realize how he must get bombarded on game day from fans hovering around the merch booths all day etc.
    One special day in Philadelphia was a day Tom changed someone's life forever and for the better.
    Again, forgive me as I'm not as close to Tom as many of you are but I need you all to know what amazing thing Tom did out of the kindness of his heart.
    Besides being a PJ fan, I also run a non-profit that sends morale boosting care packages to our US Service Members deployed to the war zones in the Middle East. We had a Pearl Jam fan (edit: and forum member here on this page) on our list who was in Afghanistan and while there suffered emotional and mental trauma with being deployed and events happening around him in Afghanistan. While this US Service Member was there and receiving our care packages, he used the music of Pearl Jam to help him cope with what he was dealing with and while deployed he flew 2 US Flags over the base; one in my name/honor for sending him care packages and one in the honor and name of PJ's lead singer as the music and lyrics saved this young man's life.
    This young man wrote out a letter to Pearl Jam's Ed Vedder and the band and mailed the US Flag and letter to the band in Seattle only for him to return from deployment to find it returned and sitting on his doorstep marked as "undeliverable". He was devastated.
    Fast forward to 2 concerts in Philly years later and I was taking this US Hero with me to the first of two nights as my treat. He brought the flag and letter with him and we spent the day before the concert trying to find out how get it to the band. He needed the band to know the impact they had on his life. How their art, music and lyrics kept him sane in Afghanistan and kept him going. Kept him ALIVE.
    We were unsuccessful that day and before he left to drive home after the concert, he handed me the flag and private letter and asked me to try for him again the next day as I was returning for the 2nd Philly show.
    That's where Tom comes in. I spent part of the early afternoon walking around the venue not knowing what to do with this burden that would be an honor to do but at the same time, I was simply there to enjoy a concert. I was terribly nervous about the weight of the flag as it seemed to get heavier and heavier as we got closer to show time.
    Tom was working hard restocking a merch booth. I asked him to give me 30 seconds and I showed him the US Flag. I showed him the personal hand written letter. He said "it's for a US Veteran?". I said "Yes sir". He said "I will take care of it. Stay here".
    I won't go into the rest of the details but after that it was taken care of. That night during the show, Ed Vedder publicly called out our US Service Member and thanked the US Service Member for the gift. For the flag. For the hand written letter and letting him know how their art saved his life.
    Thanks to Tom, our US Service Member forever can go to sleep at night knowing his US Flag flown over the base in Afghanistan absolutely made it to it's intended new owner. It flew from Afghanistan to Seattle back to Virginia and then finally made it's way to Philly and took years to land in the hands of it's intended owner and thanks to Tom, it did.
    Tom was working and had a job to do but yet he displayed a HUGE heart and demonstrated an act of kindness that we can all learn from and that is you can always do something kind for someone else, no matter how busy you are.
    For this and more, I will forever be grateful to Tom and may his memory be a blessing to us all.
    Thanks for letting me share this with you all.
    Be safe
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 11,174
    Way too young
    RIP.
    Cancer sucks.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,111
    RIP.   Very sad.  Beautiful piece of music by Mike.
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