Firstly, a massive THANK YOU to those who have made a donation towards The Abram Wilson Foundation, we have already surpassed $4,500 since we launched the Kickstarter page on Tuesday which is amazing.
It means so much that you have chosen to be part of Abram's legacy and I know he would be very proud of what we're trying to achieve together.
Three weeks ago today Abram and I got married. It was something we'd always talked about but we had been waiting for the right time. The 8th June 2012 seemed like as good a time as any. Our wedding day was a true testament to Abram's strength, his courage and his love, not just for me but for his family and friends as well.
Abram may no longer be with us physically, but his spirit remains part of all of us. I miss him every day, but he left me with some incredible gifts, he taught be to be brave and to stay positive even when things are hard. I imagine what Abram might say to me when I'm finding things tough, I think he'd say "I'm cool, man. Don't you worry about me, I'm cool. And don't be sad, we still have so much to do".
Abram lived his life like no one I've ever met before, or ever will, he didn't want to waste a second. He knew from the moment he picked up his first trumpet, aged eight years old, what his purpose in life was and he was determined to follow that path.
It is because of Abram's passion and his dedication to music, jazz in particular, that me and his family wanted to establish a foundation in his memory. If Abram were with me right now, I know he would be beyond exited at the amount of support everyone has shown.
The more donations we receive, the more we will be able to keep Abram's work and memory alive.
So thank you again and please spread the word far and wide about Abram and his foundation.