“Benefit for a Broken Arm”
This grassroots fundraiser at The Whistler in August raised more than a thousand dollars to help a local uninsured bicyclist, Jamie Lehtola, pay the medical bills she incurred after being clipped by a car. Lehtola, a server at Japonais, was the victim of a hit-and-run, and her resulting surgery racked up thousands of dollars in medical bills. ”Benefit for a Broken Arm” was cobbled together in two weeks and included live music, a bake sale and a kissing booth. Washington bureaucrats, take note: uninsured servers with busted arms are now sanctified charity cases.
Best of Chicago 2009