Benefit for Tyler Brooks’ Recovery

Family, friends and strangers alike will gather at the Canadian Corps on Saturday to pay tribute to Tyler Brooks.

He’s the 10-year-old victim of a hit-and-run in October 2013 while he rode his bike on Wexford Ave.  He was in a coma for two months and then endured several months at a rehab centre in Toronto. Tyler returned home to London at the end of May and the benefit is also a surprise homecoming celebration.

The Benefit for Tyler begins at noon and continues all afternoon and evening with live music, a silent auction, vendors and other fundraising endeavours. Organizer and family friend Denise Rivait says Tyler is showing some improvement.

Rivait says Tyler knows something special is going to happen but he doesn’t know he’s going to be taken by police-escorted limo to the benefit in his honour.

Admission to the Benefit for Tyler is by donation.  Rivait says there isn’t a specific goal in mind but they will put all proceeds toward Tyler’s recovery costs. She is still looking for a videographer and photographer to donate their time to document the day.

The event is for all ages, Saturday June 28 from noon-12am at the Canadian Corps, 1051 Dundas St E.  There is a Facebook page called Tyler’s Fundraiser Secret.