Bradley Cooper Stricklin, age 27, was severely stabbed on Sunday, September 14th. Brad currently works as a bouncer and bartender at Riley’s Bar in Chico, California. Riley’s is not your average bar full of employees just working on the clock, however. Employees at this bar notably define one another as family, which reflects in their exceptional teamwork and loyalty. Brad was watching the football game after a long shift Sunday night when a middle-aged male started a conflict with the Riley’s staff. Brad confronted the situation to aid the altercation and was violently stabbed twice by the suspect. The suspect was on probation and had a history of two jail records. Ambulances immediately rushed Brad to the local hospital and his wounds were evaluated. One wound had punctured the stomach, requiring immediate surgery. Surgeons performed an Exploratory Laparotomy and a blood transfusion that same night. Recovery from this trauma is far from easy, and calls for a special kind of patient to fight through the pain and discomfort.
Bradley is an incredibly gifted individual who stands tall as a role model to many. The unrestrained support from the Riley’s crew, close friends, and loving family reflect on how great of a man Bradley Stricklin really is. Any cent raised is not only a donation, but a step to a quicker recovery and an investment in Brad’s future.
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