Roseville resident, Mike Droter, who suffered a C1-C2 spinal cord injury as a result of a surfing accident in Aug. of 2016, is holding a fundraiser on Sat., July 27th at 6 p.m. featuring dinner and comedy as well as music with tickets at $25 for adults and $15 for kids, with all the proceeds going toward his continuing therapy.
Mike’s story is one of resiliency in the face of adversity. While he continues to be vent dependent, it has not deterred him from pursuing a continual and aggressive therapy regiment and he has made incredible gains that no one would have predicted given the severity of his injury. NorCal SCI co-founder, Franklin Elieh, visited Mike when he was brought over in the fall of 2016 to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center from Hawaii, the site of his accident. The Rehab Trauma Center at the hospital is often the first department many of the newly-injured go before, hopefully, having a chance to go for therapy. Due to severity of Mike’s injury, he never had a chance to go for therapy and was sent home with a grim prognosis.
“Mike looked very messed up and it was difficult for me to offer him a lot of encouragement without lying to him,” recalled Franklin during his visit with Mike. “But the twinkle in his eyes and his positive attitude in the face of adversity were very much noticeable.” With that recollection of Mike from 2016, it’s been an incredible recovery for Mike that Franklin has witnessed. We wish him all the best and are pulling for his continuing healing and improvement.
This event will be held at Eagles Hall, 124 Vernon St., Roseville. For more information about Mike and this event, see HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.
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