“Road To Recovered” is what Josh Duda has named his journey after surviving a medical helicopter crash June 28 that took the lives of two of his co-workers near Brainerd. Duda suffered several injuries consistent with a crash, including many broken bones that have resulted in several operations and a long recovery process.
A benefit will run from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter. The benefit dinner and silent auction will include a “Touch A Truck” event coordinated by Karlene Lind, a North Memorial paramedic.
The meal is being prepared and served by Big Bob’s Backyard Barbeque and Q’ing for Community and will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, coleslaw, chips and a cookie.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and are available at Brainerd and Baxter Cub Foods, at the Northland Arboretum and online through the Brainerd Lions Facebook page.
Happening simultaneously is an online silent auction with more than 50 items at www.32auctions.com/roadtorecovered. Items include gift certificates, baskets, collectibles, outdoor gear and several grills. You need not be present to bid and win.
Direct donations can be sent to Joshua C. Duda/Road to Recovered Benefit Account, c/o Bremer Bank, 7558 Design Road, Baxter, MN 56425.
All questions about the benefit can be directed to the Northland Arboretum by calling 218-829-8770, or to the Brainerd Lions on the event Facebook Page.