On Oct. 7, three Santa Fe College electrical apprentices were injured in a serious accident on their way home from school. Hank Blackwell, Jacob Rodgers and Chantz Thomas were heading west on 39th Avenue when they were broadsided by another vehicle. Jacob Rodgers and Chantz Thomas were thrown from the vehicle when it rolled over.
Jacob’s spinal cord was pinched and he is paralyzed from the waist down. He is currently in a back and spine hospital in Atlanta, GA and will probably be there until after Christmas. Chantz sustained a lot of injuries in the crash and was in intensive care until last Saturday when he was allowed to go home. It will be a long time before he is back to good health. Hank was the driver on the opposite side of the collision. He was treated for minor injuries and later released.
This accident couldn’t have happened to three nicer students. They were all close friends and far more than just coworkers. Please show your support for these young men and their families by purchasing dinners and picking them up on Monday, Nov. 16t at the Charles R. Perry Construction Institute (Building O).
As you can imagine, this hardship puts a great financial burden on the families and all proceeds from this dinner will go to the families. Please come show your support.
BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
Monday, Nov. 16, 4-6 p.m. in Building O
Catered by Cowboyz Bar-B-Que
$10 donation per dinner
Dinners include one-half BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and a drink.
For more information or to place your order, call 352-395-5365.