Join us Friday @HOBBoston! @patriotledger covers Friday’s (8/6) *awesome* event for @FriendsofEricD #eld2010

I am so honored to help with this event. We’ve already sold nearly 1000 tickets – will you join us Friday? It’s sure to be an amazing evening for a very deserving person.

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The fundraiser will include surprise celebrity appearances, dinner, dancing and live music from the Boston band The Gathering.

The Scituate community has rallied around Donovan and his family.

The public is invited to a fundraiser at Boston’s House of Blues on Friday for Scituate resident Eric Donovan, a quadriplegic who was injured diving into a Scituate beach in 2009.

The public is invited to a fundraiser at Boston’s House of

“Eric is the single most compassionate, loving and genuine person I have ever known,” said Donovan’s uncle, Michael Donovan.

“When he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma on his 15th birthday, there was fear and anxiety, but not an ounce of weakness or doubt. Just determination and motivation,” said Michael Donovan.

Details, sponsors, tickets and Eric’s full story can be found at the event site:

Donovan was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 15 and had a 30 percent chance of survival.

In the summer of 2009 he was declared cancer free.

Five weeks later, Donovan dove into the water at a Scituate beach and fractured his second, fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae, leaving him a quadriplegic.

“Eric is the strongest person I have ever met. He has proven himself before. He will do it again,” he said.

Roundtrip transportation will be provided for a $5 donation per person.

To reserve a seat, call Trisha at 781-545-5396 or e-mail

Tickets start at $50 and are also available at: Scituate Fire Headquarters, 149 First Parish Road; Lemon Lime Salon, 812 Route 3A, Cohasset, 781-383-6663; KA Ricco Hair Design, 3 Mill Wharf Plaza, Scituate, 781-545-7772; and Belsan Bait and Tackle, 38 Country Way, Scituate, 781-545-9400.



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