Hamilton Nolan · 05/19/14 01:13PM

Gawker friend (and 2011 Gawker Hero) Aaron Jamison passed away from cancer in 2011. His upbeat attitude throughout his ordeal inspired many Gawker readers. Aaron's widow Kristin is now trying to raise money for weight loss surgery, for health reasons. If you are charitably inclined, you can read more here.

The Most Heroic Gawker Characters of 2011

Maureen O'Connor · 12/27/11 11:32AM

We loathe a lot of people here at Gawker, mostly because we recognize that humanity is irreversibly doomed and the future holds nothing but Kim Kardashian dancing in six-inch stilettos on the graves of the poor. (Silver lining: Well-aerated grave grass.)

Gawker Friend Aaron Jamison Has 'a Matter of Weeks Left'

Hamilton Nolan · 06/10/11 03:46PM

We first became familiar with terminal cancer patient and all-around loveable guy Aaron Jamison last year, when we heard about his plan to sell advertising space on his cremation urn in order to help his wife pay the bills after he died. You, the Gawker readers, chipped in to help Aaron and his wife Kristin, and they thanked you. Since a holiday update last December, we hadn't heard any more from Kristin and Aaron (although Aaron has still been updating his blog, which can be found here.)