I took this off of the www.rawnewengland.com website. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery!
It is impossible to write this without expressing my personal sentiment to whomever reads it. Jimmy Costello has been a key part of the growth of the RAW brand over the past seven years. In the early days of the brand, we met at his kitchen table every Saturday morning, and he was present for all of our meetings. His strong opinion is the reason why you have seen some of the ideas that we’ve made into products since 2006, ideas that may have otherwise landed in a garbage can. His constant support for what we’ve done, including putting RAW on the backs of every single one of his friends, is something that we will never forget. For those of you who do not know, this brand was founded by Steve Costello and I in February of 2006. Jimmy Costello is Steve’s younger brother. Today, we ask that RAW supporters do as much as they can for James “Bim” Costello.
On the 15th of April, Jimmy was attending the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running that day. With a group of close friends, he was waiting on Boylston Street in Boston near the finish line. Shortly before 3 pm, two explosions occurred on Boylston Street that will forever be remembered as one of the scariest moments in American history. Bim was at the location of the second explosion, and suffered serious injuries that require a considerable amount of attention. As this is being written, Jimmy is at one of the best hospitals in Boston, the recipient of one successful round of medical procedures. However, he is still in a great deal of pain and more work will need to be performed before his release. The three links below are available for you to help. Thank you in advance for your support of Bim’s full, speedy recovery.
K.S. (On Behalf Of S.C.)
The James “Bim” Costello Recovery Fund - This link will bring you to a site set up by the Costello family where you can make a donation in only seconds
The James “Bim” Costello Painting Auction - This link contains information about Steve’s auction of an amazing painting that did Jimmy for him this past Christmas
The RAW “Bim Strong” Pack - This link will open a special pack that RAW has put together, of which the proceeds will be donated to Bim’s Recovery Fund