Local to Kansas City, Missouri is a band many have heard of frequently. Burn the Gates is a metal band that often can be found on shows opening for national acts. They have been performing since 2015, are amazing in support of their local music scene, inclusive of all bands and members of various genres.
Unfortunately on January 10th, 2020 the lead vocalist for Burn the Gates was involved in a serious one-car auto accident. While driving his vehicle, Jesse Thompson had a seizure and the vehicle took over heading into a grassy area and striking several trees. The vehicle was totaled.
For those that don’t know, once you have a seizure, the state pulls your drivers license for six months as a cooling off period to make sure you are safe to drive again. Due to injuries and risk, he is also not allowed to return to work for six months. Jesse has a family to support and the vehicle was their only vehicle.
A fundraiser has been started and is asking people to help raise $6000. To many, this is not a lot of money, but when you have no income, and no way to obtain income, this is a mountain. We are also publishing this in hopes that if people reading it have some spare change, will donate as well. $100 or $1, every amount helps this family get it together and continue forward with life.
The GoFundMe can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bpvu24-seizure-help
Please donate what you can. This is a great person, with a great attitude, just suffering from a bad body.