Chopperfest's Tory Duvarney Needs Your Help
Friday, January 4, 2013
Tory Duvarney, David Mann Chopperfest organizer, Handsome Devil clothing owner, and former coordinator of the Exile Cycles traveling sideshow, had an unfortunate surfing accident and could now use our help. Noble Fabrication is throwing a vintage car and bike show Jan. 12 to help raise money for Tory's medical expenses.
Bad things happen to good people sometimes. One of our brethren is in need of help so we wanted to pass this along.
Tory DuVarney, who many know from either his tenure with Exile Motorcycles, for his work promoting the David Mann Chopperfest
or for his Handsome Devil
clothing line, was in a surfing accident over the holidays, injuring his eye. A couple of campaigns have been started to try to raise money to help out with medical bills because as a young, self-employed individual, he unfortunately didn’t have any insurance.
His friends at Noble Fabrication are organizing a throw-down in his honor. They’re asking for a $20 donation (more if you got it) to help out their friend. They’re inviting everybody to visit Noble Fab Saturday, 1/12/13, from noon till sunset for a vintage car and bike gathering with live bands and free food.
His wife Christie DuVarney has also set up a GoFundMe
account to help with the mounting medical bills. You can access it at http://www.gofundme.com/toryduvarney
She also gives details of the unfortunate incident, which you can read below.
“Christmas Eve Morning Tory DuVarney was in a surfing accident, the tip of his surfboard entered his right eye with such force that the eyeball was popped. They call this a "ruptured globe." Once we arrived at the Emergency Room and they did a CT scan we were told we would need an emergency surgery to save the eye. After a very long day we got the news that they did not need to remove the eye and it would be left in gods hands to see how it heals up and what vision could be restored. There will be more doctors appointments, specialists and future surgeries, but we believe Tory's "Vision Will Be Restored." Tory is the founder of Handsome Devil Clothing and is therefore self-employed and unfortunately uninsured, the costs we face will be great however we will stop at nothing to make sure he has the best care and the best outcome. Your monetary donation is appreciated and will be used only for medical expenses however we would like to ask you for one more thing; A prayer. We believe with our heart and soul that is even more important than money. Thank You for every dollar and every prayer.”
As Christie stated, if you can’t kick in a few bills to help out, prayers are free and greatly appreciated, maybe even more so. We wish you full and speedy recovery, Tory.
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