This afternoon I received a FB msg, as I often do, asking if I would spread the word about Dietrich Minor, a native to Carbondale who was robbed and shot Monday evening in downtown Nashville while on his way to a friend’s house. You can read the news article here in The Tennessean. Please keep Dietrich in your thoughts, he has had a few surgeries and there have been complications. He is now stable on a ventilator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dietrich Minor: A Shooting Where We Can Help
The message came from a new friend Albert of whom I met with his mother during our garage sale and instantly liked them both. Albert bought our Yamaha Portable Grand Piano for his brother who lives in Denver is a brilliant classical pianist and only gets to play the pianos on 16th street. He only plays with his left hand due to a brain injury that doesn’t allow him to use his right arm but he uses pedals and different notes to make it sound like an able two handed pianist, not through left handed music sheets but only through his brain and ears. Albert, requested that I share this story in the hopes that Dietrich Minor, a very close friend of his originally from Carbondale, gets the proper funding he needs to recover. Although, I don’t know Dietrich, I feel as I do from the outpouring of love that keeps dinging in my mailbox from friends who want to spread the word on how special Dietrich truly is, and help pay for his medical bill (he has no insurance – as many people currently probably don’t) and bring him back home to his mother who lives in Aspen.
Dietrich is a 4th generation Carbondalian, lived here for the first 18 years of his life. His brother Chad and he went to Roaring Fork High School where they played football and baseball. He is one of Albert’s best friends and 1 of 5 friends who happen to live multiple states away that he talks to once a week, as Albert states, Dietrich is, “arguably one of the funniest, friendly, happy go lucky friends I’ve ever been lucky to call my Bro.”
Dietrich’s family has currently raised $13,077 of their 100K goal to pay for the hospital bills. This campaign has been shared 1.1K times. This go fund me link has the small story of what happened to Dietrich Minor in Nashville where he currently lives.
My name is Ashleigh and one of our very close friends was recently a victim of a horrific crime. Dietrich was walking to one of our local spots, (as we all do) and was robbed and shot by two un-known men. He is currently at Vanderbilt with many serious injuries and is stable on a ventilator. Dietrich has no health insurance and I’m sure his bills are going to be outrageous after the surgeries. It is so unfortunate that we can no longer feel safe to walk our own neighborhood streets at the expense of Dietrich. He is a wonderful friend, kind soul, not to mention can make anyone laugh at anything and never deserved this tragedy. Please help us raise funds for this awful incident and pray that they find the ones responsible. Thank you!