Patriotic PIMPINJOY Line for Veteran Anthony Thompson & Family
UPDATE: The total amount raised to benefit the family is closing in on $100,000. Get your PIMPINJOY attire in time for July 4th and help out a great cause today! JD
The Bobby Bones Show teams up with Building Homes for Heroes every year to help a veteran get a more accessible place to live. And it's that time again, the show has a new PIMPINJOY line showing off red, white, and blue.
This year, the Building Homes for Heroes home will be built for Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Thompson, his wife Ivonne, and their son AJ. Thompson and his wife Ivonne met in 2003 through a mutual friend. After two nights of hanging out with all of their friends, the two talked every day after. He left for boot camp/training in August of 2003, so the two of them really got to know each other through letters. Fast forward two years, and they got married in May of 2005. Then Thompson had his first deployment in July of 2005. He had two deployments where he was awarded a Purple Heart amongst other awards, it was during the second deployment that he sustained his life-altering injuries.
According to Ivonne, and his son AJ, Thompson is very healthy now. However, he is very limited. He's unable to speak or do anything for himself, and he is on a strict diet through a feeding tube. When Thompson was involved in the explosion, she was 20 weeks pregnant. It was only 5 months later that she gave birth to their son AJ. Because the explosion happened before AJ's birth, that's the only way he's ever seen his father and knows nothing different. Ivonne shared that AJ is their reason to keep going and always look for the silver lining in situations.
The Thompson family needs a more accessible living situation, which The Bobby Bones Show is hoping to help with their new line of PIMPINJOY having all proceeds go to Building Homes for Heroes. The new line of patriotic PIMPINJOY will be on sale Friday at 10/9 am CT.