A high school student did something incredibly selfless and amazing for a former student who happened to be mentally challenged, known as the “Gentle Giant.” ErkanTuna is the handle of the student on imgur that launched a campaign to help a family in need.

Imgur, my high school lost an amazing person. His name is Christian Massey.

He was often referred to as the “Gentle Giant”.

He was mentally challenged. He just recently graduated high school at age 21.

He loved sports. He played as many sports as he could, but he loved football in particular.

He was loved by all and was truly an amazing person.

He was shot to death this week. Over a pair of headphones. Yes, this is absurdly stupid, and the person who did it deserves the worst. They do not know who did it or why they did it. But before Christian died, he explained to the officers that he was shot over a pair of headphones. His family cannot afford his funeral costs. So I’m trying to reach out and help him. If you could please help this wonderful human being’s parents put this amazing human being to rest, it would mean the world to me. His parents cannot afford this funeral and are looking for help. Any amount of donations would be appreciated. If you can help, please use this contact:

The Special Olympics
ATTN: Christian Massey
PO Box 279 Morton, PA 19070-0279
Email: [email protected]

As of last night this heartbreaking story reached enough people to cover the funeral costs!!

From on Imgur: ErkanTuna Imgur! You guys are awesome!! It looks like the funeral expenses have been covered. I thank you all with all my heart. This means a lot.


Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.