Hobo Jim’s announcement of his terminal cancer sent waves through Alaska and the entire Folk Music community. The man is an absolute legend who cared deeply about Alaska and did everything he could to give back. In that spirit people are now giving to Jim to ensure his wife is taken care of after he passes.
“Whether he’s entertaining the young people of Alaska, senior citizens, troops overseas or our veterans here at home, Jim gives freely to so many and he gives his all to every performance,” Charles Weimer, a close friend who set up the GoFundMe for Jim’s wife, said. “Jim does not want charity, quite the opposite – he has always been the one doing the giving. That said, we know what a void losing him will leave for his wife Cyndi, the love of Jim’s life.”
Jim even shared the link into the “Hobo Jim Fan Club” Facebook page and his fans stepped up right away. In less than a day they’ve raised nearly $13,000.