Help with Carol's Recovery

$33,845 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 768 people in 18 months
Becky Clutter
on behalf of Carol Bontekoe
 SAVANNAH, GA
If you know Carol Bontekoe, you know that she is one of the most amazing, hilarious, generous, friendly people you will ever meet. She and I met on study abroad, and we've been great friends for more than the past decade. And if you know Carol, your heart is also aching right now after the events of last night.

Carol was attacked, robbed, and stabbed while attempting to enter her home in Savannah in the early hours of 14 August 2016. From a WSAV article:

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit needs help identifying the suspect in an armed robbery on the 100 block of Hall Street. The event left a 32 year old Savannah woman seriously injured.

At about 3:30 a.m., Metro responded to the scene after reports of an armed robbery. Responding officers located the victim, with visible stab wounds. News 3 now has learned she suffered stab wounds that may result in the loss of her eye. She was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.

Police report the victim was attempting to enter her residence when an unidentified male suspect, armed with a knife, approached and demanded her purse. The victim told police that she was stabbed before she could comply. She fought the suspect off with her bicycle and entered her residence. The suspect ran east on Hall Street with the victim’s belongings.

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All of the money raised will be used for Carol's medical bills and other expenses as she recovers. Carol is such an amazing person, and any amount we can give her I'm sure will help immensely after what she's been through. With the friendship and joy Carol has given all of us, I hope we can all band together to return the favour.

Thank you.
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Y'all, I keep saying it, but the Savannah community continues to amaze me in their loving support of Carol! Cigar City Brewing and World of Beer are hosting Beer School & Silent Auction Fundraiser for Carol on Thursday, 1 September. Here's more info from the hosts:

Cigar City Brewing & World of Beer Savannah are proud to partner up to help out a close member of our extended families. 100% of the money raised will be donated to a GoFundMe started on her behalf to help her through these tough times. She has a long road to recovery.

Beer school will be held upstairs on 9/1 at 7 PM and will be $25. Cash only, please. This will be limited to 24 students and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. The beers served will include Jai Alai, White Oak Jai Alai, Cubano Espresso, Puppy's Breath Porter, Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale & Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout. All students will receive a gift bag to take home.

To reserve your spot in the school, please stop by WOB or call 912-443-1515.

Also starting at 7 PM, we will be holding a silent auction until 10 PM featuring rare & vintage bottles from Cigar City. Cash only, please. The list, so far, will include:

- 2016 Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
- 2015 Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
- 2013 California Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
- 2015 Endless Nameless (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout)
- 2015 Cheers! Beer (50/50 blend of 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Sound Scotch Ale & 2015 California Brandy Barrel Aged Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout)
- 2015 Cow Boss (Imperial Milk Stout aged on Florida Cypress Wood)
- 2015 Rum Barrel Aged Caffé Americano Double Stout
- 2015 Warmer Winter Winter Warmer

+ more to be added!

In addition, Cigar City brews will be available on draft and in can all night. Eric Loy will be personally donating $1 from every CCB item sold to the GoFundMe.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to post below or e-mail me at eric@cigarcitybrewing.com. Let's get together for a great cause.

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Find out more information on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/290514494648083/

Thank you, Cigar City Brewing and World of Beer Savannah! <3
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Carol is back home, and she is doing well! Thank you all for the continued support! <3
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The Savannah community continues to amaze! Southbound Brewing Company and Woof Gang Bakery will be donating a portion of their profits this week to Carol's recovery. Plus, Dancing Dogs Yoga will gladly accept any cards, flowers, etc. for Carol, and they will deliver to her. Read below for what these wonderful companies posted on Facebook.

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Southbound Brewing Company:

"Sending love and well wishes to our dear friend, Carol Bontekoe, as she recovers from her attack over the weekend while attempting to enter her home.

Tours & Tastings General Admission (Wed-Sat) will be $20 with 50% of the proceeds benefitting the recovery of Carol."

Southbound Brewing Company is located at:

107 E Lathrop Ave
Savannah, GA 31415

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Woof Gang Bakery:

"Last night a dear customer and friend of Woof Gang Bakery Carol Bontekoe was attacked outside her home in Savannah. Most Savannah residents have probably already heard about this awful crime.

For the next 7 days, Woof Gang Bakery Savannah will donate 5% of all revenue to support Carol and her dog Leo."

Woof Gang Bakery is located at:

202 W Saint Julian St
Savannah, GA 31401

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Dancing Dogs Yoga:

"Hi yoga family,

Last night our very own Carol Bontekoe was stabbed multiple times when she was trying to enter her own home. She was attacked in the course of a robbery.

She needs her community right now. I encourage you to send cards, flowers, dog toys for Leo to DDY and we will deliver--- I also encourage you to make a donation if you can to help with her recovery.

Carol--- we love you."

Dancing Dogs Yoga is located at:

18 E Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401

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Thank you so much to these organizations for supporting Carol! And if you live in Savannah, go have a beer and/or purchase some dog treats in honour and support of Carol this week :)

And please keep sharing this campaign on social media! Thank you all!! <3
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Carol is in good spirits :) She posted the following on Facebook an hour ago:

Wow. That's all I can say right now. What happened to me Sunday morning was terrifying. I fought the best I could but still took a few blows. I was stabbed in the right eye but was able to block the attempt to get my left eye with my shoulder and some where in there I was stabbed in the chest. Beyond any of the craziness of the attack has been the pure power and energy of this community of diverse friends I have cultivated over the years. Y'all astound and humble me with your generosity and love. My hospital room has been a place of joy and love filled with essential oils and flowers.
My heart is so warmed by this much love. One crazed person can't stop me from living a life of adventure, joy, and happiness.
I cannot stress it enough I love you all and I'm so grateful for your warm, kind hearts.
Please keep visiting. I love laughing with y'all.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
‪#‎nailed‬it
‪#‎sexyunicorn‬
‪#‎livingthedream‬
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Cate Collins
18 months ago
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Thank you so much for the updates, Becky! It is fantastic to hear that Carol is doing well!

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Deneen Rowe
18 months ago
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Prayers for a speedy recovery Carol.

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Leah Petitto
18 months ago
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Prayers that she continues to heal physically & spiritually! Not sure if they have a victims of crime fund where she lives but she should look into that also!

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Kyle Grizzel
18 months ago
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Let's hope that the murderer gets a trip to being behind bars soon.

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Raised by 768 people in 18 months
Created August 14, 2016
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Nicole McRae
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Thank you for sharing your incredible journey on instagram. Your strength and spirit are inspiring.

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Southbound Brewing Company
17 months ago
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All your friends at Southbound wish you a speedy recovery, Carol! We love you!

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Cate Collins
18 months ago
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Thank you so much for the updates, Becky! It is fantastic to hear that Carol is doing well!

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Deneen Rowe
18 months ago
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Prayers for a speedy recovery Carol.

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Leah Petitto
18 months ago
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Prayers that she continues to heal physically & spiritually! Not sure if they have a victims of crime fund where she lives but she should look into that also!

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Kyle Grizzel
18 months ago
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Let's hope that the murderer gets a trip to being behind bars soon.

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