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Fundraiser for injured Chyone

Everything changed for 22-year-old Chyone Harris after a slip in the dark last year sent him plummeting 25 feet out of a building — almost claiming his life.

As it was, Mr Harris has struggled to recover from his spinal injuries, as well as profound medical expenses.

The Bermuda Industrial Union has joined his cause, with a potluck supper set for August 13 to raise funds.

Mr Harris's accident on April 24, 2015 cut short his travels for further education, and left him with months of surgery and treatment.

He recently came home from rehabilitation in the United States, spending three months in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, and has now been discharged.

But the fight is far from over, with therapy continuing at the Manchester Neurotherapy Centre.

According to his mother, Kim Burns, Mr Harris is making slow but dogged progress after breaking his neck in two places in the fall.

The fundraiser at the BIU will be held from 6pm to 9pm, with tickets available from Ms Burns at 703-7307.

Tickets are also on sale in Roxzy's Fashions in the Emporium Building on Front Street, and the Music Box on Reid Street.

Testing times: Chyone Harris has struggled to recover from his spinal injuries, as well as profound medical expenses

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Published August 09, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 09, 2016 at 7:46 am)

Fundraiser for injured Chyone

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