Fundraiser for woman injured in tragic ‘dragging’ collision takes place this Sunday

A Vancouver pub will host a fundraiser this Sunday to raise money for a woman who has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle and dragged beneath it.

Desiree Evancio, 24, was struck by a car and dragged underneath the vehicle for several blocks around 12:30 a.m. in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Now, she is recovering from her fourth surgery, with many more to come. She faces years of extensive rehabilitation and care.

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The Lamplighter Pubic House will host an NFL Sunday fundraiser this weekend to help raise money to support her recovery. The event kicks off at 10 a.m., and $10 entry includes a beer from Bomber Brewing. There will be a number of prizes to win through the day and there’ll also be a 50/50.

A GoFundMe page has been started that has already raised more than $178,000 out of a goal of $1 million to help Desiree Evancio, who has already undergone multiple surgeries and was set to have facial reconstruction surgery last week.

The driver, a man in his 30s, was taken into custody and released pending further investigation. He is believed to be a U.S. citizen and the fundraising page worries about there being limits on his insurance to cover future health-care costs.

Hope for Desiree Fundraiser

When: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The Lamplighter Public House (92 Water St.)

Cost: $10 door charge comes with a beer

Find out more information about the event here.

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