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Benefit Held for Oak Lawn Teen Injured in Car Accident

Friends and family of Billy Rehfeld, 17, are hosting a benefit in his honor at 115 Bourbon Street this Saturday, March 24.

Friends and family of an Oak Lawn teen critically injured in a car accident last year are hosting a benefit – “Be There for Billy” – at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park this Saturday (March 24).

On July 3, 2011, Billy Rehfeld, now a senior at St. Rita High School, was critically injured in a devastating car accident. Billy sustained multiple broken bones (pelvis, left femur, right tibia, and right hand) as well as amputation of the left leg below the knee.

Billy has since undergone multiple surgeries and procedures, and now faces a long recovery and extensive rehab at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Proceeds from the benefit will help defray Billy Rehfeld’s staggering medical costs, ensuring the quality of his future medical care and equipment.

The benefit will include a silent auction, basket raffles, and much more. The organizers, including members of the Rehfeld family as well as the Flying Zawaskis – John and Bill – can use some more items for the silent auction.

“Be There For Billy” takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. at 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 115th St. in Merrionette Park. Tickets are $35. Donations will also be accepted at the door or by sending checks to ARCHER BANK, 3435 W. 111th St., Chicago, Il., 60655. Checks should be made payable to “Be There for Billy Benefit.”

To find out more about the benefit or to contact one of the organizers visit “Be There for Billy.”

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