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Benefit event organized to help injured skydiver, DJ

Tribune staff report

Local outdoor enthusiast and Opal Ultra Nightclub's resident DJ, David Aaron, endured a parachute landing accident on June 22. Aaron sustained multiple injuries including injury to his spinal cord and broken back. He needed eight vertebrae fused. He is currently diagnosed as an incomplete paraplegic and he is recovering at Renown Rehabilitation Center. Aaron remains positive and starting to make progress. Doctors expect him at to be at Renown for another six-to-10 weeks. He will then need to continue physical therapy and rehabilitation. A benefit auction event is being held to help raise funds for medical bills and living expenses during this time.

The benefit will be held on Wednesday August 20th beginning at 6:00pm inside the MontBleu Convention Center.

This event will feature performances by DJs including: Chris English, Kennan, Rick Gee, DJ Mark Twyman, Half-Track, and MoFunk. The event will feature a live charity auction, silent auctions, raffle prizes, dance floor, and Red Bull bar. All proceeds including beverage sales will be donated to Aaron.

The event producers are looking for items for a silent auctions, live auction, raffles, as well as liquor to stock the bar.

Aaron started working as a DJ in the late-1990s for fun with nothing but a few scratch records on a beat up Radio Shack mixer and two belt driven Sony Turntables, which evolved into a career. Donations can be made at Bank of America under David Aaron Benefit Fund No. 3250-2946-3866 or mailed to 1165 Kulow St, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 c/o David Aaron. For more information, to donate an auction item or for high res photos email Sarah Gore, Taylor Burns or Ted Johanson at DavidAaronBenefit@yahoo.com.