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Beat Brugger’s Bruises
July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Damian Brugger needs our help!
Our good friend and awesome pit-master Damian needs our help. Many of you know him from the delicious BBQ he serves at The Gem and all over town and from his work with Hogs for the Cause team Drunken Pigs. A few weeks ag our buddy hurt himself and needs your help to get back in good health and smokin meat again. Please come out and help us as we donate 20% of all sales to his GOFUNDME campaign which goes directly to covering his medical costs. To help keep the party goin we will have the acoustic musical stylings of Shan Kenner to enjoy while you eat some tasty food from Skillet Pop Up.
Here are a few words from Damian…
“I have been cooking BBQ in New Orleans since 2010. While practically married to my business I have been working hard (90hrs wk sometimes) for the past 3 yrs building a name for myself and business. Two years ago I was diagnosed with an Inguinal Hernia, it is from constantly lifting heavy cases of meat, wood, kegs etc on the Job. On June 23rd I injured myself lifting heavy cases of meat and coolers severely tearing the hernia wide open, immediately going to the ER and told the only way to fix it is with surgery. Like many, unfortunately, I do not currently have medical insurance or funds and having to rely on my Veteran Benefits through the VA. (If you dont know the VA is severely slow and riddled with red tape) However, it has come to the point where I can hardly walk, work, have fun or simply do anything without it being very painful. I can go on and on about this but for those of you who already know me, know how much this is affecting my everyday life and business. I have not been able to work for nearly 5 weeks and after the surgery there is another 3-4 week recovery. I am in much need of help and assistance financially. I am not looking for any type hand out. The money, all of the money WILL GO towards the surgery, related bills / expenses. If you can help, thank you, if you can’t, still thank’s for looking and please spread the word to those who can help. You can bet I will throw a very gracious BBQ Party for those who donate once I get back on my feet and cooking again. again thanks for looking, donating and sharing ,,/”