June 06, 2013
Your monetary donation or in-kind sponsorship will help pave the way for a successful fishing tournament and fundraiser for 18 year old Brooke Thabit, who recently suffered a severe spinal cord injury paralyzing her from the chest down.
Tournament Info :
Saturday June 29th, 2013
Pirate's Cove Resort and Marina
4307 SE Bayview Street
Stuart, FL 3499
$250 Per Four Anglers
Friday, June 28
5 p.m. Check-In and Registration
6 p.m. Captain's Meeting
Saturday, June 29
6:30 a.m. Check-In and Registration
8:30 a.m. Lines in
5:30 p.m. Final Weigh-In
6 p.m. Awards and After Party
Top Prize - BULL DOLPHIN 50 LBS OR LARGER
(If multiple fish, prize will be split evenly)
Top Angler (heaviest dolphin)
Top Female Angler (heaviest dolphin)
Top Junior Angler (heaviest dolphin)
Top Boat (heaviest fish all species, top 3 place)
Brooke's Story :
Brooke, charged with energy, life and intelligence developed a love for the ocean, diving and in particular surfing. Surfing and the ocean became an even more integral part of her life when she became a team rider for Ohana Surf shop. Brooke threw herself into the Ohana's community service work including Surfers For Autism and The Special Olympics.
On Labor Day weekend last year, Brooke a senior in high school was hanging out with some friends on a dock, just kidding around. Being an avid water-person she launched a dive into the water.
What she didn't realize is that the turbid water was only knee deep. She struck bottom, fractured her neck and immediately suffered paralysis. She underwent emergency surgery, spent several weeks in Trauma ICU until she was stable enough to continue rehabilitation in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center. During the six months of traditional rehabilitation, Brooke's progress was slow. Still, she is an upbeat person by nature and well liked in the community receiving support from her many friends. Recovering from such injuries is never an easy, shortterm thing. It takes strong commitment, patience and money to fund rehabilitation over an extended period of time.
Now Brooke is home and continuing with intense rehabilitation at Neuroxcel five days a week a progressive local facility. She walks with robotic legs, uses electric stimulation to ride a bike, works on balance, and lifting weights to increase strength and independence. Recently, Brooke added hyperbaric oxygen treatments at Neubauer Hyperbaric Oxygen to reduce the swelling in her spinal cord. Insurance does not cover any of these treatments, which combined total $300 a day. Brooke has not only focused on her physical recovery, but also worked to complete high school and graduate with her class and plans to attend college.
Thank you for your sponsorship consideration. Brooke is a free spirit, giving person and child of the ocean, please help her if you can. It would be great to see her surfing again one of these days and with your support, her hard work in rehabilitation and good fortune it may come to pass.
For more information, visit www.bullsforbrooke.com