Stevens Point Tekes Pump for Dillon
STEVENS POINT, Wisc. - Fraters from the TKE Epsilon-Nu Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point pumped gas for customers at a Shell gas station in an effort to raise money for Dillon Sus. Dillon was paralyzed in a car accident last May that killed two other young men and injured four others.
It's called an Action Track Chair- an electronic, all-terrain wheelchair designed for outdoorsmen who are unable to walk. And it's expensive.
These upstanding Fraters braved temperatures as low as -10 last Monday to raise money for the "Get Dillon Back in Action" fund. Dillon Sus was a backseat passenger in a car that crashed with another vehicle in Langlade County. Frank Sus said his son's seatbelt "malfunctioned" in the crash, resulting in his son's spine being crushed and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.
Sus said the family has struggled to pay for some of the medical expenses denied by insurance, but are otherwise eager to provide Dillon with a special wheelchair designed to get him back into the out-of-doors.
"Its $14,000- that's obviously something not covered by insurance," Frank Sus said. "But it's got tracks like a snowmobile, and that would make him able to go into the woods. We'd like to give him more freedom to do the things he loves."
As for the TKE members, they plan to pump gas one day each week until the end of the semester, but they don't have a goal in mind. Frater Jerad Servais Prytanis of TKE Epsilon-Nu said. "We just want to raise whatever we can to help, I'm sure every little bit helps, and it's a worthy cause."
All of TKE Nation is sincerely thankful for Fraters like the ones at Epsilon-Nu at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. They truly exemplify Love, Charity and Esteem and build Better Men for a Better World.
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