On October 31, 2011, Aaron Purmort had a seizure. Turned out, the reason for the seizin’ was a brain tumor and the brain tumor was cancer and the cancer was BAD.
But he was wearing this tee shirt – something he found at a thrift store when he was young – and we took it as a sign that he’d be okay.
And he was. He got through two brain surgeries and 50+ rounds of radiation and so many chemos we lost count.
He lived life with a radiant joy and positivity. Thousands of these Still Kickin shirts helped raise thousands of dollars for brain cancer research, and for people going through hard times. They continue to bring Aaron’s contagious spirit – and resilience – to people around the world.
What started as an idea, and then a shirt, is now a non-profit working to create small safety nets for other people who are going through some sh*t, but are still kickin. Find them at stillkickin.co