Tequila Mockingbird has been a roller girl since 2004 and is known for always hustling and pushing herself, being a role model for all skaters, and helping her team win 2 championships. On August 25, 2007, Tequila Mockingbird, a veteran Chicago roller derby player for The Fury, fell and seriously injured her spinal cord during a bout. That night her team huddled in the hospital and vowed to support her throughout her recovery. Since that day, Tequila has returned home and works daily in therapy to regain her strength and physical abilities. She has regained some movement in all of her limbs and due to sheer perseverance and hard work, she is using the walking machine and swimming with the assistance of her physical therapists. As she approaches the two year anniversary of her accident, she is positive about the direction of her recovery and thanks all who have helped her along the way. There is still work to be done and she still needs your help.
There are two ways you can help Tequila:
(1) In observance of the two year anniversary of her injury, donate $2.00 (or more) today by visiting the donation page on HelpTequila.com.
(2) Come to The Chicago Outfit's next bout on September 5 at the Windy City Fieldhouse. Partial proceeds from ticket sales will help aid Tequila in her recovery.
WHAT: WOMEN'S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY!
WHO: The Chicago Outfit Syndicate takes on the visiting Demolition City Dynamite Dolls (Evansville, IN).
WHEN: Saturday, September 5, 2009. Doors open at 7:00pm. Bout starts at 8:00pm.
WHERE: Windy City Fieldhouse @ 2367 West Logan Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647. See below for a map.
WHY: Partial proceeds benefit Tequila Mockingbird, a Chicago skater who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a 2007 bout.
HOW: Tickets are $12 ahead of time and $15 at the door.
Buy tickets online or visit one of our friendly vendors: Quenchers Saloon, Armory Chicago, Milios Hair Studio, Novem, or Uprise Skate Shop.
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