For one Broadneck family, March 22 was a day that changed their life forever.
Tim Wilson, 51, husband of Bonnie and father of five, who lives in the Atlantis section of Cape St. Claire, was driving home from work on Route 2 in Chesapeake Beach when he was directly hit by a car that was attempting to turn left.
The other driver was treated at the scene and released, but Wilson was not so lucky. He was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital and then transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center by Maryland State Police helicopter. He had sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash.
In fact, Wilson had suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to multiple broken bones. There are still months to go before he gets out of Shock Trauma to be with his family, and that does not include all of the therapy he is going to need.
In times like these, many of us don’t know what to do to let the family know we support them and want to help, but in this case, there is a way.
On Saturday, May 14, there will be a “Benefit for Tim Wilson and Family” at in Arnold from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event will include a 50/50 raffle, a food buffet, happy hour drink specials, a silent auction, and musical entertainment. All proceeds will go to support the Wilson Family.
Local residents and businesses are encouraged to donate silent auction items, whether it is gift certificates, tickets to events, etc. Contact Michelle Truelove at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a donation.
If you cannot make the event, but would like to donate money to the Tim Wilson family, go to www.paypal.com and enter email@example.com in the designated space. The money will deposit automatically into an ATM/credit card for the family.