Silent Auction to Benefit Injured Football Player | Events
It's been a year and half since Bobby Clark suffered a brain injury playing football at Priest River High School. Now his family his hoping the community can rally behind them one more time to raise money for a treatment that could help him heal.
“He's come a long way and has potential to go a lot further and needs all the opportunities he can get,” his mother Julie Clark. Bobby is hoping to travel to Spokane for treatments in a hyperbaric chamber, but unfortunately his insurance does not cover the care. After doing extensive research on the the chamber and it's lasting effects Julie believes that it could go a long way toward improving his physical and cognitive capabilities.
Right now Bobby spends six hours a week in therapy sessions along with countless hours at home. “He can walk but he still needs supervision”, Julie said, adding that his fingers are regaining strength but he still can't write or feed himself. Bobby is hoping to get to a point where he can drive, go to college and work. In order to care for him Julie had to quit her two jobs and put all her focus on her son.
Ami Wandler is organizing a silent auction to help raise money for the hyperbaric chamber treatments and estimates that it will cost $5,000 not including the travel to and from Spokane. “It's kind of hard to ask a small community to keep funding the same cause”, Wandler said, but she hopes they will come through one more time. “He wants to be an adult and move on in his life but at this point he can't”, Wadler added.
The auction is set to take place at the Priest River senior center from 2-6 p.m. on April 6th. Community member can also make donations through “Help Us Help Bobby Clark” set up with US Bank.