We welcome your support for the 6th Annual “Bulls for Brooke” Dolphin Fishing Tournament on June 16, 2018 out of Pirates Cove Resort and Marina.
Your monetary donation or in-kind sponsorship will help pave the way for a successful fishing tournament and fundraiser for Brooke Thabit, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury paralyzing her from the chest down.
Please allow us to share a little of Brooke’s story. Brooke, charged with energy, life and intelligence developed a love for the ocean, diving and in particular surfing. Surfing and the ocean became an even more integral part of her life when she became a teamrider for Ohana Surf shop. Brooke threw herself into the Ohana's community service work including Surfers for Autism and The Special Olympics.
On Labor Day weekend 2012, Brooke a senior in highschool was hanging out with some friends on a dock, just kidding around. Being an avid water-person she launched a dive into the water. What she didn't realize is that the turbid water was only knee deep. She struck bottom, fractured her neck and immediately suffered paralysis. She underwent emergency surgery, spent several weeks in Trauma ICU until she was stable enough to continue rehabilitation in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center. During the six months of traditional rehabilitation, Brooke’s progress was slow. Still, she is an upbeat person by nature and well liked in the community receiving support from her many friends. Recovering from such injuries is never an easy, short-term thing. It takes strong commitment, patience and money to fund rehabilitation over an extended period of time.
Now Brooke is continuing withintense rehabilitation five days a weekat a progressive facility, Neurofit 360. She walks with manual gate training, has begun to pedal a bike, works on balance, and lifting weights to increase strength and independence. Brooke has not only focused on her physical recovery, but also worked to complete high school and graduate with her class. After earning scholarships she now attends college at Savannah College of Art and Design seeking a degree in Interior Design. Brooke plans create a world that both beautiful and accommodating by focusing on commercial universal design.
Thank you for your sponsorship consideration. Brooke is a free spirit, giving person and child of the ocean, please help her if you can. It would be great to see her surfing again one of these days and with your support, her hard work in rehabilitation and good fortune it may come to pass.
For more information please contact Alison Thabit at (561) 302-7603.