FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sun Valley Lodge
Phone (623) 933-0137
Fax (623) 933-5846
Car Wash Scheduled for Sun Valley Lodge Employee
Sun City, Arizona – August 19, 2010 – A car wash will be held on Saturday, August 28th at a Peoria Circle K to aid a Sun Valley employee who was recently injured in a traffic accident. The fundraising event will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Circle K located at 7870 W Bell Road in Peoria. All of the money raised will go to help Christopher Snell of Peoria travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to undergo an innovative procedure to restore the use of his left arm.
Chris, 18, was struck and seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver on May 26th at 67th and Greenway while he was riding his motorcycle to a class. Chris just graduated from Centennial High School in May and was taking classes to become a Certified Caregiver at Sun Valley Lodge in Sun City where he had been employed for two years in the food service department. He also intended to enroll in the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in September to become a motorcycle mechanic.
The accident left Chris with numerous life-threatening injuries including a torn aorta. While his recovery has been remarkably swift, Chris still does not have the use of his left arm because of a brachial plexus injury. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale feel Chris is an excellent candidate for an innovative surgical procedure to correct this problem.
The complex procedure is performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Chris has health insurance, but needs additional funds to help with travel and lodging expenses. He hopes to schedule the operation in October. For more details please call Chelsie Speedling at 623-330-8174.
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