MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two years after getting seriously injured in a car crash, a saxophone player’s band is still playing for him.
Pat Mackin was coming home from a gig in St. Paul on Dec. 14, 2014, when a drunk driver ran into him.READ MORE: Como Park H.S. Student About To Take Flight As J-ROTC Cadet
Today, he continues to require intensive medical attention and full-time assistance at home. Some of Makin’s old band mates and other local musicians played at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis Sunday night to raise funds for their longtime friend.READ MORE: Behind-The-Scenes Of Wildlife Science Center's Mission To Learn All About Wolves
“We decided this is what we have. We have ability to make music and our talent and time. We just love our friend Pat and we wanted to do something festive and cool,” said Rob Arthur, Mackin’s friend and the organizer of the event.
The venue sold out Sunday night and the group raised more than $8,000. They hope to make this a yearly fundraiser.MORE NEWS: How Can You Tell If You're Truly Burning Out? What Can You Do About It?
Here is how you can donate to help Mackin with his medical expenses.