On Wednesday, September 5th, Christopher Boonenberg of Taylor, Michigan was mugged and stabbed in Port Townsend, Washington. He suffered stab wounds to his abdomen and his hand, both of which required him to be airlifted to a hospital to undergo multiple surgeries. After spending a few days in the hospital, he is heading back home to Michigan to recover at home with his parents, Mary and Bob Boonenberg. The next year will require extensive physical therapy before Chris is able to return to work. We are aiming to raise money to help pay for that physical therapy, which is vital and so expensive, and to help Christopher, Mary, and Bob out in the meantime while Chris is unable to work.
There have been some bumps in the road with dealing with victim services, which has the potential to delay treatment. The speed with which Christopher can get treatment is vital to his recovery. The funds we can gather here will help more than you can imagine. Christopher is a wildly skilled musician—let’s make sure he can get the care he needs!
Mary and Bob Boonenberg are so well known throughout the Downriver community (and beyond) for being exceptional people. They give so generously of their time and talent--for the sole purpose of benefiting others. They donate countless volunteer hours every year to a variety of charitable organizations and causes. You might recognize them from the conservancy concert series, the Masquerade Ball, or the Wyandotte Paint the Town Pink-a-Palooza--all of which were charity events in which they played a huge role. To put it as simply as possible--the Boonenbergs are a fantastic family and they are passionate about making a difference in their own community.
It is now their family's time of need--so let's give back the way the Boonenbergs do. Any amount will be helpful for this phenomenal downriver family.
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