Longtime Darien resident and father of three DHS grads, Gordon Brown, will be coming home this week from a rehabilitation hospital in Chicago after the tragic accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down this spring.
A crowd of about 800 came out to enjoy the music of “The Spadtastics” and sample cuisine from a variety of local food trucks. Kids were entertained with face painting and balloon art. The silent auction had prizes ranging from tickets to see the Jimmy Fallon Show to a cooking class at the Institute for Culinary Education for eight people.
“The Brown family is full of gratitude and appreciation for the unbelievable support of the Darien community and all of those who gave their time and resources to make this event possible. People have responded with incredible generosity,” said BFF organizer Barb Hazelton.
“The evening was a great success, and, we hope, a fun opportunity for families and friends to reconnect and enjoy some of the last moments of summer.”
The Browns are facing staggering medical expenses for daily care, refitting their house for wheelchair accessibility and costs for things like a custom van which will be necessary to accommodate Gordon’s wheelchair. Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so through this website.