"This One's For Trey" Benefit Scheduled For January 7th At Aisle 5 November 16, 2016 20:43
As the one year anniversary approaches of a tragic accident experienced by a dear friend, Trey Hemphill. Trey and his close friends have come together and planned an awesome night of music at Aisle 5 in Atlanta on Saturday, January 7th with The Morkestra and After Funk, drinks, raffles, and other fun stuff all in support of Trey! While we are having a benefit concert, donations through this site will support the majority of the fundraising effort.
“This One’s For Trey” is a benefit focused on helping Trey get back to doing all the things he loves including playing sports, getting outside, traveling, and of course, seeing live music. While totally capable of doing all of these things, special equipment like a sports wheelchair, a hand cycle, and an off road wheelchair are essential to allow Trey to maintain his active lifestyle. Each piece of equipment range from $2000-$5000. With “This One’s for Trey”, we hope to raise $15,000 dollars to help Trey get these special chairs and remind others that obstacles can be overcome with the power of positivity. As Trey would say, ‘the show must go on.’
For those who aren't already familiar, Trey had a tragic accident while seeing his favorite band in Mexico in January of 2016. Requiring an emergency airlift from Mexico to Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Trey underwent two major spinal surgeries. While the surgeon was able to stabilize his spine, unfortunately the damage to his spinal cord was already done. The accident left Trey paralyzed from the chest down. Trey remained for a month in ICU and then airlifted back to Atlanta where he underwent rehab at Shepherd Center for five months. The road to recovery has not been an easy one, but with his positive attitude and the support of his fiancé, Cameron, his family, and friends, Trey has made huge strides towards recovery and independence. For those who know Trey, it is known that he has refused to let this injury slow him down. He is dedicated to continuing to live the best and fullest life possible in spite of his injury.
This year's event will be the first of many events in our future. Inspired by the tremendous support of friends and family, Trey's accident illuminated the opportunity to help others in similar situations. After 'This One's for Trey', we hope to finish structuring our own non-profit foundation to support others in similar situations . Subsequent events will be named for the participant, "This One's for _____" and donations will help the recipient regain their sense of hope and life back. If you can't attend this year's event, please donate to help Trey return to his active lifestyle, and we hope to see you at next year's benefit.
Watch After Funk's official music video for "Elephant Walk" here: