PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Organizers plan a "rockin' night" for an extremely important cause at the Park Ridge Elks Club when a special fundraiser is held for a popular couple involved in a near-fatal motorcycle crash with a minivan that suddenly pulled in front of them.
Although both Glenn Hoskins and Stacey Seablade Hoskins were out of rehab and home in Park Ridge, he sustained a traumatic brain injury and "has a very long road ahead of him," event organizer Joe Mahoney told Daily Voice.
She was continuing physical therapy, as well, after fracturing her pelvis, numerous ribs and the lower part of her spine and severely breaking an ankle.
The couple was barely two miles from home after a day trip to Bear Mountain on Feb. 24 when a Toyota Sienna driven by a 74-year-old Ho-Ho-Kus woman suddenly pulled out of a parking lot on Chestnut Ridge Road -- right into the path of their 2003 Harley Davidson, which T-boned the minivan on the driver's side.
Glenn suffered two collapsed lungs, numerous broken ribs and a fractured hip in addition to the brain injury, which initially left him in a coma.
"At first they thought he would be in the hospital through the summer," Mahoney said. "He's been working really hard in PT, though. And although he's got some short-term memory issues, his long-term memory is good.
"His progress has been nothing short of a miracle."
With staggering medical bills and their incomes reduced dramatically, a GoFundMe page was established for the Hoskins , who have three sons. Several people also have run a meal train for the family.
Mahoney, meanwhile, is hoping to sell all 250 tickets for the "Rockin' for Glenn & Stacey!" dinner from 7 p.m. to midnight May 20 at the Park Ridge Elks Club at 12 Sulak Lane.
Popular acts The Rummies and Nick & Bobby will perform. There will also be a silent auction, tricky tray gifts, 50-50 raffles and a cash bar.
Tickets are $50 each.
You can buy them at Davey's Locker at 5 Park Street off Kinderkamack Road in Montvale .
Or reach out to Mahoney: (201) 390-1477 .
Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event.
If you can't make it and would like to donate cash, a check or an item for the raffle, you can stop by Davey's or contact Mahoney.
Several people have banded together to make the night happen, Mahoney noted.
There are the musical acts and the Park Ridge Elks, of course, but also Russ Chapman and all the barkeeps at Davey’s, as well as Marc and David from Marc’s Deli, who will provide the dinner.
Mahoney also thanked Steve and Teri Franco, Park Ridge firefighters and "all the volunteers who have stepped up to ensure we knock it out of the park with this event."
"Please continue to keep Glenn and Stacey and their families in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to recover," he said.
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