Don’t Give Up – Thomas Records His Own Song with Help from Craig Sussman

Facing the end of his life, Thomas reflected on all the challenges he had overcome—a difficult childhood, battles with addiction, homelessness, jail—and considered how a song he’d written had helped him to pull through and attain sobriety.

His greatest wish before dying was to record the song and leave it as a legacy for others who struggle. Southern California Hospice Foundation reached out to musician and artist Craig Sussman who generously donated his time and talent to create music to go with Thomas’ lyrics, and helped to arrange for a recording to be made of Thomas singing his own song.

To read more about Thomas’ journey, see our 2013 annual report.