Time: April 11, 2012 at 8pm to April 12, 2012 at 2am
Location: Wando's Bar & Grill
Street: Wando's 602 University Avenue
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Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Vets for Vets, UW-Madison
Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2012
Vets for Vets is hosting a fundraiser "cup" night at Wando's to benefit Jake Hill!
This is an open event, but everyone who is invited it's because you are either part of the Madison community, or frequent the city and enjoy Wandos! Please invite everyone you know so we can do as much as possible. Specials will be posted on the 3rd of April.
"Dear Friends and Family,
The faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant Program are asking for your assistance in a uniquely tragic situation. Joel Hill, MPAS, PA-C is a much loved Clinical Instructor with the PA Program here at Madison. He is a veteran and served on active duty in the Air Force for 21 years. Joel's son, Jake, is a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps and returned to the United States from Afghanistan in September 2010 after having suffered injuries to his foot and leg in an improvised explosive device attack, which resulted in the loss of his leg. Since his rehabilitation, Jake has been living in Washington DC serving at Arlington National Cemetery and on October 30, 2011 completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 3 hours and 54 minutes. (See attached picture.) In addition, he is to be awarded the Silver Star this month for an incident that occurred prior to his injury in Afghanistan. The Silver Star is the third-highest combat military decoration awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.
On January 22, 2012 Jake was leaving a Washington DC 7-Eleven when he was attacked in a random act of violence. The surveillance footage shows that Jake was approached by an individual and punched in the face without provocation. The assailant then went to his car and got "The Club" steering wheel lock and struck Jake in the head causing a fractured skull and, ultimately, a severe traumatic brain injury. In the initial days after the attack, Jake did not recognize his parents, Joel or Diane, was unable to speak, and could not move the right side of his body. He has made some slow progress in that he now recognizes loved ones and can walk with significant assistance. Jake is working hard to regain his speech and movement in his right arm. Progress is slow but any progress is good progress and we are hopeful that Jake can make a full recovery. However, the Hills have a very long road ahead of them and the ultimate outcome is uncertain.
In thinking of ways we may be able to assist Joel and his family, the UW-Madison PA Program has come to the conclusion that a monetary contribution would be most beneficial as travel and other incidental expenses will add up quickly."
Therefore, Vets for Vets is having this fundraiser. We hope everyone can make it out!
Invite EVERYONE you know!!!