Fundraiser set for Nov. 29. for Manhasset-Lakeville firefighter Dennis Gunning who suffered a traumatic spinal injury in Sept. 6 which rendered him paralyzed from the neck down.
A few days later, he underwent surgery and since has regained some movement and sensation in his extremities. While Dennis remains positive his long term prognosis is not known.
What is known is his road to recovery is paved with long days of rehabilitation and mounting bills. As a husband and father of two young children, the loss of Dennis’ income has hit the Gunning family hard and will continue to do so as he continues with his estimated year of rehabilitation.
As a 14-year member of the Roslyn Highlands Fire Department and a current 14-year member of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, Dennis has always been there to unselfishly help others and now it is our time to help him and his family in their time of need.
A fundraiser has been set up for Nov. 29, 2012 at The Inn at New Hyde Park from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $70 per person which includes food, drinks and music.
At this event, there will be T-shirts available for sale, a Chinese auction with more than 50 great gifts, as well as a 50/50 and a prize raffle, which includes an 8 day/7night all inclusive vacation for two to Turtle Beach Resorts in Barbados with the airfare, donated by Amy Ziesel of Coral Reef Travel in Manhasset, as the raffle's grand prize.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Gunning Family Fund to help offset the cost of home access renovations that are necessary and to help with some of the mounting household bills past due from the loss of Dennis’ income.
Please come out and support this event to help a great guy and great family.
Tickets, tee shirts, raffles and 50/50 can also be purchased at the following link: This link will allow you to purchase items in advanced or if you are unable to attend you still can purchase items and help the cause. You can also send your tax deductable donation to: M-LFD Co. 4 - Gunning Family Fund, 170 East Shore Road, Great Neck, NY 11023.
Anyone needing additional information can contact Tim Gould at 516-466-4418 ext 723 or Dan Iglesias at 516-338-1976, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our facebook page at FIREMAN DOWN, DENNIS GUNNING.
Your support and generosity for this event would be greatly appreciated by Dennis, his family and all the people supporting Dennis in his recovery.