[nfbmi-talk] sorry this is late

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Mon Apr 7 21:04:54 UTC 2014


Sorry all I just found out about this benefit. Does anyone know where a simple contribution can be sent for Mr. Karoma?

Also does anyone know more about the accident?

Joe
Benefit dinner planned for man critically injured in crash that killed guide dog

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on April 01, 2014 at 11:21 AM, updated April 01, 2014 at 11:52 AM

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- As a Grand Rapids man remains hospitalized in critical condition after a crash that killed his guide dog, friends and family are coming

to his aid with a fundraising benefit.

 

Osman Koroma, 24,

was struck by a vehicle and suffered serious head injuries in a crash along South Division Avenue March 19.

 

He was born visually impaired in Liberia and came to the United States at age 14. Though he is now blind, Koroma has not stood back. He's a major force

behind a goalball team, for blind and visually impaired athletes, that was started last fall by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

 

He is studying at Grand Rapids Community College and works as an assistant camp director at Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind, a nonprofit group that

runs camps for blind and visually impaired children.

 

Staff at the nonprofit have a benefit dinner planned for April 5 from 5-10 p.m. at Indian Trails Camp, O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive, in Grand Rapids. The

dinner will include live musical performances from young people who are blind or visually impaired and friends of Koroma.

 

There is no cost for attending — tickets are not required — but RSVPs should be sent to

gwen at oubmichigan.org

by Wendesday, April 2, at 10 a.m.

 

A silent auction will be held to raise money for Koroma at the dinner. Attendees are asked to bring chocolate or hot sauce (very hot) that he may enjoy

down the road and dog treats for area animal shelters.

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