Derek and His Family Need Your Help

$2,865 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 33 months
Patricia Powers  PHILADELPHIA, PA


Please help support a wonderful husband, father, and all-around good guy!

Derek Quinn, my "other son," was in an accident on October 6 that he should have NEVER survived. He was ejected from his vehicle after a collision on I-95 on his way to work. Thankfully, another motorist stopped his vehicle, blocking Derek from being struck again. Alive, Derek had MULTIPLE injuries and was transported to the hospital, where his recovery began.





Amazingly, Derek made it through that horrible time, only worrying about his wife, children, and parents! His second child, Baylee, was only 19 days old at the time of his accident, and it took some time before Derek was even able to hold her again. His son, Chase, who will be 3 years old in February, did not understand why he couldn't hug his Daddy and play with him like he was used to doing. He has gotten used to Daddy's limitations, helping Daddy where he can.





Derek has continued to recover with the love and help of his family and friends. However, he has had further surgery and is looking at an extensive recovery. He will be out of work for months, and his young family is struggling.

Derek Quinn is a man who LOVES life. His mother says that he does not possess an indoor voice (and man, is she right!), and he NEVER dances like no one is watching. Derek is ALWAYS the life of the party!! Please consider making a donation that can help him and his young family over the next few months. Any donation that will help him on his road to recovery would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
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Update 7
32 months ago

I want to thank each and every one of you for your generous donations. And to those of you who could and did attend the event Saturday...It was a great time!! I think one of the highlights of the night was meeting Derek's Guardian Angel here on earth...Thank you, Jason, for doing all that you did for Derek on that horrible day! We love you and you will always be part of this "family" of ours!!
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Update 6
32 months ago

Thank you for the continued support. For those of you who are interested, the Beef and Beer/Basket Auction will be held next Saturday (January 25th) from 6-10PM at the Firefighter's and Paramedics Union Hall at 415 N. 5th Street (5th and Willow) in Philadelphia. Each ticket is $30 and includes food, beer, wine, and soda. A cash bar will be available for other libations. There will also be raffle tickets available for more than 30 awesome baskets, a 50-50, 2 Baskets of Cheer/Beer, and door prizes. If you are interested, please let me know, and I can make sure to get tickets to you! Again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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Update 5
33 months ago

Thank you for all of the support. Please don't forget about the fundraiser on January 25th. We are holding a Beef and Beer/Basket Auction at the Firefighter/Paramedic Union Hall from 6 to 10. Contact me, Derek's mom (Sheila Smith-Quinn) or Tom Miller if you need tickets!!!
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Update 4
33 months ago

Thank you for all of the support. Please don't forget about the fundraiser on January 25th. We are holding a Beef and Beer/Basket Auction at the Firefighter/Paramedic Union Hall from 6 to 10. Contact me, Derek's mom (Sheila Smith-Quinn) or Tom Miller if you need tickets!!!
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$2,865 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 33 months
Created December 16, 2013
Patricia Powers  
AK
$50
Arielle Klinetsky
32 months ago

Donation from Mark Tyson

JM
$30
Jacqui Mainart
32 months ago
AC
$20
Alex Cera
32 months ago
$150
Anonymous
32 months ago
ML
$50
Michele Lyons
32 months ago
AR
$100
Adam, Jen & Raia
32 months ago
JW
$100
Jim Wilk
32 months ago

Sorry we cant make it to the event this weekend. Best wishes and recovery to you and your family - Jim, Geysla and John Wilk

DK
$50
Dana Kedziora
32 months ago

Get better buddy and sending well wishes your way!

MP
$100
Maureen & Chris Palko
32 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Derek! We will be out of town this weekend and sorry we will not make it to your Beef n Beer. We wish you and your family all the best. Love you!

FO
$50
Francis O'Brien
32 months ago
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