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The Ghost Inside Reflect On One Year Since Horrific Bus Accident

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It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed since The Ghost Inside wound up in a devastating bus crash. The band have made some incredible strides in their recoveries, though, with all members up, active, and working towards their return to the stage and studio. Looking back on the past year, the blokes have reiterated that while life’s swinging hard, they’re swinging so, so much harder.

“After that time together my future isn’t filled with doubts, it’s been filled with optimism,” says frontman Jonathan Vigil. “Instead of my mind just thinking ‘I can’t,’ I now believe in ‘I think we can.’ Being together again so many months after is what lead me to that belief. I’m thankful for that time together. I’m thankful for all those guys. I’m thankful to believe again.”

“I couldn’t even imagine going through something like this without my family, friends and all of YOU by my side,” says drummer Andrew Tkaczyk. “I truly do mean that from the bottom of my heart. The amount of support has been unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Especially the support from these guys in this photo. Each and every one of them are my heroes. A bond that will never break.”

“My thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones today, and I’m so very happy our group made it through,” says lead guitarist Zach Johnson. “There have been so many ups and downs, but with the support we’ve received it makes it that much easier to fight on. Love my brothers, and here’s to living life. Can’t wait to get back on stage and share that with everyone.”

The Ghost Inside reunited for the first time since the accident at this year’s APMAs, and if all goes well, will perform for the first time at next year’s Vans Warped Tour. Though it’s exceeded its $150,000 goal, the band’s GoFundMe campaign is still active, and donations made to it are still going towards paying off the enormous debts that the band have faced – if you can, dig deep!

Take a look at the individual statements from The Ghost Inside below:

A year ago today was the worst day of my life, but it was also the FIRST day of my new life. I look at it all differently now. After we were given a 1up, I see things in a different light. It’s important to not sweat the small petty things in life. You need to enjoy what you have. Tell your family and friends how much you love them. Those are the things that REALLY matter. I can’t stress enough how true that is. Today I’m not looking back and thinking about what happened and I’m not asking “why me?” Instead I’m smiling and laughing while being thankful that my friends and I got to see another year. Keeping in my thoughts the drivers who unfortunately didn’t make it that day. I couldn’t even imagine going through something like this without my family, friends and all of YOU by my side. I truly do mean that from the bottom of my heart. The amount of support has been unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Especially the support from these guys in this photo. Each and every one of them are my heroes. A bond that will never break. Ladies & gentleman, we are The Ten.

A photo posted by Andrew Tkaczyk (@mtndrew) on

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