Aaron Carter's siblings Nick and Angel start fundraiser to aid children struggling with mental illness
LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Aaron Carter's siblings, Nick and Angel, have found a unique yet powerful way to pay tribute to their brother. They started a donation fund for mental health. The two took to their Instagram to share a link, which leads to a page called – On Our Sleeves: The Movement for Children’s Mental Health – where people can contribute monetarily.
The message on the page reads, “Support the movement for children’s mental health. Thank you for choosing to celebrate the impact of the life of Aaron Carter with a gift of hope. By honoring Aaron, you help Nick, Angel, and their family's commitment of helping others.” On her social media account, Angel shared, “My family and I are overwhelmed by all the love and support that we have been shown over the past week since Aaron’s passing,” as per Page Six.
The post added, “Mental health is so unbelievably important. It’s not talked about enough and is so often overlooked. Mental illness leads to so many different problems within your life and can result in serious issues like addiction. In honor of Aaron, a donation fund has been set up. Aaron was an incredibly kind, gentle, talented and funny person. We hope that you choose to remember the Aaron we all loved deeply and you continue to keep sharing those beautiful memories of him.”
Besides, the 42-year-old Backstreet Boys member reportedly said, “Very grateful for the outpour of love and support for my brother. In his name, a new donation fund has been started to benefit @onoursleevesoffical, an important children’s mental health organization helping families across America.” His representatives told Daily Mail, “For fans looking to pay tribute to the life of Aaron Carter, a donation page has been established in lieu of flowers that will benefit On Our Sleeves: The Movement for Children’s Mental Health, an organization that Nick Carter has long supported and serves as an Ambassador for.”
“On Our Sleeves is on a mission to provide every community in America access to free, evidenced-informed educational resources necessary for breaking stigmas about child mental health as well as educating families and advocates. Gifts fund educational content, lesson plans for schools and activities for schools and organizations. By honoring Aaron, you help Nick, Angel, and their family's commitment of helping others,” they added.
Carter was found dead on November 5 at his Lancester home in California. He was 34. Following his death, his family reportedly said, “We are extremely saddened and shocked to confirm the passing of Aaron Carter today. At the moment his cause of death is being investigated. We ask that you give the family time and they will have more information when available. We cannot express the outpouring of love coming in.”
His elder brother Nick also expressed his grief by reportedly saying, “My heart has been broken today. Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded. I have always held onto the hope that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed.”
Aaron’s sister Angel had reportedly stated, “To my twin… I loved you beyond measure. You will be missed dearly. My funny, sweet Aaron, I have so many memories of you … and I promise to cherish them. I know you're at peace now. I will carry you with me until the day I die and get to see you again.”