Helping a Family in Need

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentThe real estate blogging community is a close-knit one even though many of us are in competition with each other and many others disagree with everything a real estate agent has to say.

Evidence of the closeness of the community was presented in a tragic way earlier today. As you may have seen elsewhere, RE Revealed’s Lani Anglin lost her brother in a fatal automobile accident yesterday.

One day earlier, Lani had posted a video in which her brother was the star. You can see it on her site.

April Groves, another blogger, posted this from Lani today …

To me, the important thing to know is that the crazy kid in the funny video is my newly 24 year old little brother Aaron who died yesterday on impact. He was driving to my house (to make another silly video) and was driving with his wife (Aleisha Anglin, 25) and their two babies (Eleanor who turns 1 THIS week and McKenzie who is only 6 weeks old). Aleisha & Eleanor should be released today and McKenzie is in the ICU in improving condition. We have tons of family surrounding us and St. Thomas More parish is providing food this week for our entire family! Aaron was awesome and his marketing work can be found at He was confirmed in the Catholic faith last week, laughed his butt off at with me this week. We were born 18 months apart (Irish twins) and grew up as best friends with so many lame stories.

Of course, such tragedies don’t stop the bills from arriving and it’s no different for Aliesha and her children …

My brother and his wife are not rich by any stretch of the imagination and Aleisha has a very hard time ahead- if you or anyone else can think of any way to aim finances at her, she really needs it. Assisting in an optometry office is a great profession but pays very little- certainly not enough to cover a funeral, medical bills for three people and a life ahead as a single mother.

If you’re able to help the family, send me an e-mail and I’ll send you the particulars.


Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • April Groves 10 years ago


    Thank you so much…

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    I hope all of these ribbons help, April. This is a very, very sad event.