Fundraiser For Hit-and-Run Victim

Courtesy FB group Justice for Tyler

Live bands, silent auctions, and raffles are all going to be part of a fundraiser for 10-year-old Tyler Brooks who was the victim of a hit-and-run in 2013.

While Brooks was riding his bike on the sidewalk with friends, a car jumped the sidewalk and struck him. The incident left Brooks with a brain injury.

“He can take a few steps as long as he’s helped by the family,” says event co-ordinator and family friend Denise Rivait. “He can speak a little bit. He has a long way to go yet, he’s not the same little guy, but that smile sure is the same.”

The event, which happens June 28 at the Canadian Corps on Dundas St., will run from noon until midnight and will be admission by donation to help cover medical costs.

“Our medical care doesn’t cover all of his needs, and some of his medication isn’t covered. So we’re just trying to do this to help offset some of the costs for the family,” says Rivait.

Certificates will also be presented to the homeowners where the accident happened, EMS, firefighters, and police officers for the jobs they did.

Tyler is expected to be there as the guest of honour and everyone is welcome to attend.

Tyler Brooks Fundraiser