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Get behind Beau Vernon's fundraiser

Posted by: 3AW Sports Today | 15 August, 2012 - 7:34 PM
Beau Vernon

LISTEN: Beau's Father, former AFL player Darryl Vernon wants compulsory  paraplegic and quadriplegic insurance coverage for footballers

23 year old Leongatha Football Club Vice Captain Beau Vernon was recently injured in a tragic on-field collision. He has suffered a crushed spinal cord and damage to his C5 and C6 vertebrae, which has left him a quadriplegic.

It is expected Beau’s hospital fees, along with carers, equipment and aid for his lifetime will exceed $3.2 million. The family hope to receive between $150,000 - $200,000 in insurance, leaving them far short of the funds they desperately need. But even this is not guaranteed.

The AFL community has come together in a show of solidarity to help raise much needed funds for Beau and his family. This includes donating to an online auction and helping to support a fundraising dinner.

We encourage you to bid in the online auction on a number of money can’t buy experiences or to register your interest in securing a table at the fundraising dinner on Thursday 30th in the ME Bank Centre at The Richmond Football Club’.

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  • good luck mate i had a car acc. at 23 and now a quad. hang in there

    angus Sunday 16 September, 2012 - 11:39 AM

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