McGregor woman selling tees to help Gatesville explosion victim


The family of a McGregor man injured in the Gatesville explosion is raising money for hospital expenses.

Matt Aaron is listed in critical condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

“He’s covered. His body is wrapped. His eyes are protected. And he’s surviving. He’s fighting,” says Christina Bagley.

Nearly a week after the Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion, Aaron continues fighting for his life. He suffered burns to 40 percent of his body in the blast. Bagley is a family friend who felt called to help.

“When God kind of directs me to do something, I don’t ask a question. I don’t ask question. I jump. I go for it. I just do it,” Bagley said. 

Bagley is selling $10 t-shirts hoping to raise enough money to help pay for Aaron’s medical expenses.

“One of the shirts says “Bring Matt Home.” They have an option of this shirt, plus a shirt saying “Hope With a Heart” and one with Matt’s name in the middle of it. The last design reads “Gatesville Strong.”

“I can’t imagine how devastating it would be to see my husband, you know, lying in a hospital bed over an accident,” Bagley said. 

So far, Bagley has sold nearly $300 worth of merchandise, yet she’s hoping to continue to raise more to meet the family’s $10,000 goal.

“They won’t have to worry about a financial burden while they’re going through a hard time. Why not spend $10? I mean, it’s $10. It’s not that much, and will help out this family who desperately needs it during this hard time,” Bagley says.

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