Oak Lawn fundraiser raises at least K for Chicago police officer paralyzed in off-duty shooting

Oak Lawn fundraiser raises at least $15K for Chicago police officer paralyzed in off-duty shooting

OAK LAWN, In poor health. (TOC) — A fundraiser in south suburban Oak Garden for wounded Chicago Police Officer Danny Golden drew large crowds Sunday.

Household, buddies, and even individuals who do not know Golden, confirmed their help for the officer who suffered a life-changing damage.

The road was out the door at The Nice American Bagel. The restaurant donated 20% of the day’s proceeds to help Officer Golden’s restoration.

“There is a bunch of cops in my household. Gotta do the fitting factor and assist out,” mentioned Luke Lally with Nice American Bagel.

“The entire neighborhood has come collectively as a crew to assist him. It is gonna assist him, the help mentally, to stand up day-after-day and say, okay, I’ve one other problem to take care of,” added Terry Byrne.

Golden was off-duty and making an attempt to interrupt up a battle in Beverly when he was shot within the again, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

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Golden’s household mentioned they’re overwhelmed by the outpouring of help from each buddies and strangers, however what encourages them probably the most is Golden’s preventing spirit.

He is now in rehab on the Shirley Ryan Means lab and was handled to a bagel Sunday as nicely.

“He is very upbeat. He is all the time bought a smile on his face [and] he is wanting ahead to the subsequent chapter in his life,” mentioned the wounded officer’s father, Patrick Golden.

The bagel store additionally bought out of 600 T-shirts that say “Battle Like A Golden,” the place 100% of the proceeds can be donated to the officer. Extra can be obtainable on-line.

Thus far, the fundraiser has raised at the least $15,000 for Golden.

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