Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Community helps Gary Wohlfarth of Park City

On September 3, 2007 Park City local Gary Wohlfarth, known as Bam Bam, was in a rock climbing accident crushing the left side of his face. He was climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon when the accident occured. Pulling on the rope dislodged a rock the size of a bowling ball from about 70 feet striking the left side of Gary's face. The rock crushed his orbital bones around his eye and cheek. Gary has already had two major reconstructive surgeries.

The bone in his face was replaced with plastic and titanium plates and screws. Gary is doing well but faces a long recovery with more surgeries throughout the year. Hopefully he will fully return to work within a few short months. Gary lives in Park City with wife Jessica and his two-month-old baby Connie. Gary has been active in the Park City Community for over 15 years and considered a staple in the town.

On Thursday, September 27th, there will be a Silent Auction, door prizes, and great food at Butcher's Chop House & Grill from 6-9pm in Park City. Backcountry.com will be donating 2 logo softshells and a Black Diamond pack for the auction. Proceeds of this event go directly to Gary and his family for recovery and medical costs.

For information or to donate contact Joe Butterfield 435.901.0788 or Jason Foote 435.640.1904.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Debo Hobo said...

Oh my word,I am glad he made it through this accident. Thank you for letting us know about it.

9/27/2007 11:49 AM

 

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