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Fundraiser planned for hit-and-run victim

Posted by on August 7th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Back in May, 36 year-old Eric Davidson was seriously injured when he was allegedly struck while riding his bike by 30 year-old Jeremy Jordan. Mr. Jordan — who has since been arrested for hit-and-run — was allegedly speeding out of a Safeway parking lot in Northeast Portland when the collision occurred.

Eric is still on the long road to recovery from his life-threatening injuries. Nearly three months have passed since the crash, and still, even the simple feat of walking is celebrated by his loved ones.

In order to help Eric’s family raise money for his medical bills and ongoing physical therapy, his friends have organized a benefit fundraiser on his behalf. The event will be this Sunday (August 10), from 4-7pm at the Fremont Ridge Bar and Grill (5103 NE Fremont).

Tickets are $10 at the door and there will be a silent auction and an all-you-can-eat barbecue (which is free to ticket-holders).

For more information on Eric’s recovery, and details on how to donate if you can’t make the fundraiser, check out the blog that has been chronicling the ups-and-downs of his life since the crash.

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From the Ace and Eric blog:

How to donate money to Eric
Walk into ANY Washington Mutual Bank or Mail your check to:
Washington Mutual Bank Tigard Financial Center
11565 SW Pacific Hwy. FCOR259
Tigard, OR 97223

*Reference the “Benevolent Account for Eric Davidson” acct # 3574808398 Thank you!

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Comments
  • Maija August 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Jonathan, thanks for the update – I\’m glad to hear there is a way to help out. I\’ve been following his wife\’s blog, and it\’s very humbling to read. Often, on a day when life seems stressful, I make myself read it – it makes my problems seem very small, compared to Eric\’s struggles. We take for granted simple acts like walking and talking to our loved ones.

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  • Donald August 7, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Just a note. I\’m not a lawyer, but I was always told you can\’t say SoandSo did this act if in fact he hasn\’t been convicted of yet. Or unless you attribute it to an official report.

    I tool Mass Media Law well before the blog world was alive and kicking.

    Consult your own counsel, but I feel you may be out on a limb with your first \’graph here.

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  • Steven M. August 7, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Wish I wasn\’t in debt from tuition because this definitely seems like worthwhile donation.

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  • Jonathan Maus (Editor) August 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    \”Just a note. I\’m not a lawyer, but I was always told you can\’t say SoandSo did this act if in fact he hasn\’t been convicted of yet.\”

    thanks for the feedback Donald.

    I added the word \”allegedly\” in front of \”speeding\”.

    I think it\’s clear from that Mr. Jordan struck Mr. Davidson and that he then fled the scene.

    given that, I don\’t feel my opening sentence is inaccurate or unethical.

    please tell me if I\’m wrong because I really take this kind of thing seriously and I want to report it correctly and fairly.

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  • Donald August 7, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Hey, Neighbor.

    If Mr. Jordan is found innocent of the charges and you\’ve said prior to that ruling that he did in fact do it, I believe you may be vulnerable to a defamation suit. You said he did it, but a jury of peers or a judge says otherwise.

    Intention comes into play, but words once spilt can be powerful stuff. Again, I never approached the bar, much less passed it. Consult your favourite pro.

    \”Allegedly\” is the common word to protect you from this.

    This isn\’t about ethics. It borders on accuracy. It\’s about reporting what you know for certain and, more importantly, CYA.

    I would reword the sentence to \”Back in May, 36 year-old Eric Davidson was seriously injured while riding his bike when he was allegedly struck and left for dead by…\” Bear in mind, someone has to have alleged that to you. A police report that names a suspect or an interview where a cop names the suspect are great foundations of allegation.

    Once convicted (or dead) you can use more definitive language to describe the alleged actions of the subject..

    Again, as certain smart folk on here are quick to point out, taking legal advise over the internet is a fool\’s errand.

    Please, if in doubt, consult someone brighter than I.

    _DA

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  • Pete August 7, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I\’ve been following the blog and can\’t be at the fund-raiser, but here\’s another way to help (lifted from the blog):

    Walk into ANY Washington Mutual Bank OR Mail your check to: Washington Mutual Bank Tigard Financial Center 11565 SW Pacific Hwy. FCOR259 Tigard, OR 97223 2. Reference the \”Benevolent Account for Eric Davidson\” acct # 3574808398 Thank you!

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  • ACE August 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Hello! I\’m \”the wife\”, and I just wanted to send my deepest gratitude to the person who is organizing this fundraising for Eric and I. Eric can’t talk but I know he support me when I say that we really appreciate everyone’s support.

    Thanks,
    ACD

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  • Myra August 8, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Is there an address where you can send money?

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  • Jonathan Maus (Editor) August 8, 2008 at 10:05 am

    myra.. here\’s info from their blog:

    How to donate money to Eric and ACD
    1. Walk into ANY Washington Mutual Bank OR Mail your check to: Washington Mutual Bank Tigard Financial Center 11565 SW Pacific Hwy. FCOR259 Tigard, OR 97223 2. Reference the \”Benevolent Account for Eric Davidson\” acct # 3574808398 Thank you!

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  • Sobering August 15, 2008 at 9:07 am

    The establishment holding this event is actually called the \”Fremont Ridge Inn\”. Referring to that place as a \”Bar and Grill\” implies it\’s more than just a drinking hole, which it is not. It\’s too bad that a fundraiser for an alcohol-related accident had to be held at a tavern. This tells me a sad truth that despite this tragedy, important lessons are being ignored about how alcohol does in fact ruin lives, case in point.

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