Thomas and Mimi Freeman Funds

Support the Thomas and Mimi Freeman Family Fund of the Wick Poetry Center & the Thomas and Mimi Freeman Family Endowed Scholarship

Thomas Michael Freeman (March 23, 1991) was awarded the prestigious Wick Undergraduate Poetry Scholarship in 2013. Tom was always truly grateful for living and found tremendous happiness in immersing himself in the world and giving of himself to others.

Tom’s brief but epic journey took him from Cuyahoga Falls, across vast swaths of the United States, to Mexico and throughout South America, mostly on foot. During his travels, he was constantly astounded by the natural beauty and magnificence of the world around him but he was even more astonished at the beauty of the people he met.

On June 29, 2017, Tom messaged his parents that he was going to head home after more than two years away, “I decided I’m keeping on north now, I’m in a little coast town in the Caribbean called Capurgana about to enter Panama. You would love it, unbelievable beaches.” The next morning Tom landed in Puerto Obaldia, Panama on the edge of the Darien jungle and disappeared.

His grandfather Thomas Freeman Sr. has named these funds in his honor.

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