A beautiful night in a magical setting with friends in support of Melissa Sarkis Kirby's stroke recovery. Enjoy food + drink from Baltimore's hottest restaurants, music from DJ Impulse, silent auction and the warmest glow of faces from Baltimore's creative community.|
FOOD + DRINK from Woodberry Kitchen, Clavel, Colette, Gunther & Co., Hersh's, Corner Pantry, Waverly Brewing, The Local Oyster.com, Hula Honeys, Tapas Teatro, Union Brewing, Cosima, Lyon Distillery, Brown Rice, Cafe Cito, Sagamore Spirits & New Liberty Distilling
EVENT DESIGN by Stephanie-Bradshaw.com
100% of all proceeds go towards Melissa's medical trust and will enable her family to purchase an accessible vehicle to further Melissa's mobility.
SPONSOR SUPPORT: ShineCreative.tv, Clipper Mill Association, In Haus Entertainment
SQ Audio, Alpha Graphics, John Davis Photography, Gilah Press, Loane Bros
Melissa's Incredible Story:
On April 8, 2014, Melissa was jogging early one evening when she suddenly collapsed and suffered from multiple brain stem strokes that left her without the ability to move or speak. Only 42 years old, Melissa was a healthy and vibrant wife and mother of two young children, and an active member of her community. She loved yoga and exercise, volunteering at her children's school, working as a partner at Shine Creative and being with her family.
She was in the Neuro-Critical Care Unit for the first 3 weeks. It was life support and touch and go for the first week. At nine weeks she was in aggressive rehabilitation and had shown much progress, but her state was considered 'Locked-In Syndrome.' She could see you, respond to questions with her eyes by blinking and with therapy she started to move a thumbs up here, a head turn there.
We've now hit the two year mark and Melissa is at a facility close to her family home in Columbia where she is receiving daily acute care therapy and nursing for every need. The great news is that she is progressing even further. She is moving much more instinctively in her upper body, yet she is still generally immobile. Physical therapy continues to strengthen her towards walking and ultimately, self-reliance. Her spirits have remained high and she's still the same beautiful, funny and strong Melissa on the inside. She's not giving up--and neither are we.
Thank you for your generosity + kindness throughout her recovery. We cannot do it without you. xx
Clipper Mill Pool (View)
2010 Clipper Park Rd
Baltimore, MD 21211
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|