Fundraiser aims to help injured bike rider

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Anthony Macchio is in his early 20s and is a very kind young man who has had a terrible accident. This has impacted his entire family. The fund raising committee is trying to help Macchio and his family.

Macchio grew up in Mount Pleasant and graduated from Wando High School. (He worked for many years at Giuseppe’s - now Steel City Pizza.) He graduated in January 2012 from Full Sail Graphic Arts College in Orlando, Fla, where he worked for one year after graduation. He left that job the end of January to follow his dream of working in the San Fransisco area.

He was in California for less than one week when he had a life-changing bicycle accident. He was taken to Stanford Medical Center in CA with brain injuries. He had immediate surgery to help stop the bleeding and pressure on the brain. Since then, he has had several other procedures. He has been in a coma since Feb. 2. They recently moved him to a rehabilitation center near where his parents have found housing where they will be staying for months of recovery time. Kim Young (mother) and Bill Macchio (father) both live and work in the Charleston area. Young plans to stay in California for as long as it takes and Macchio’s father will be with her and fly back and forth from time to time.

Prayers have been offered from all over the country. A 501c not for profit has been established to help the family so they do not need to worry about money. A web-site has been set up with information about Macchio and a place to leave notes to the family. It also is set up so that donations may be made. The web-site is: http://macchiotrustfund.com

The fundraising committee along with Holy City Beer is having a fundraiser on April 13 from 2-7 p.m. All Holy City Beer at Steel City Pizza and Triangle Char and Bar monies will be donated to the fund that day. There will be a silent auction which already has many items donated. Items donated include everything from gift certificates to local eateries to week-long condo stays in Hilton Head, Orlando and Annapolis. The band Bill Cool and The Cool will be playing. Please join the fun for a worthy cause and bid on some really nice items.

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