Clubhouse fundraiser to benefit spirited boy's recovery from serious accident

Submitted photo Linda and Brandon Warbingon in a medical care facility after the accident in 2011.

Beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, Morgantown’s Club House Pizza and Pub will host a fundraiser to help the family of a five-year-old Bethel boy who is preparing to return home after more than a year in recovery facilities.

On Sept. 1, 2011, Linda Warbington, her son Brandon, daughter Ashley and her aunt, were involved in a car accident linked to a domestic violence case while traveling in New Jersey. The driver of the vehicle containing Linda, Brandon, Ashley and her aunt ran head-on into an F-150 Ford truck. Following the beatings and the accident, Brandon was diagnosed with a severed spinal cord, a hematoma on the brain stem, and front lobe damage.

Doctors informed Linda that her son’s future was very bleak. They said that his head was one entity and his body was another, with the two unable to communicate anymore.

“We were told Brandon would be brain dead and a vegetable,” said Linda. “He would never move anything from his lips down.”

Yet Brandon, who was 4-years-old at the time of the incident, has proved doctors wrong. He has made remarkable progress, including moving all his extremities. One of the memorable steps forward came when he began coloring with crayons along with some help from his teacher at the facility in Allentown.

“What they do is the teacher will put Brandon’s hand on top of hers and he’ll wiggle it side to side and she’ll color for him,” said Linda.

Brandon also now uses his eyes to communicate while playing games, and likewise uses eye motions to tell his teachers which games he would like to play and the color of crayon he would like to use when coloring.

With her son having surpassed doctors’ expectations, Linda is preparing to return Brandon to his home in Bethel.

To help Brandon and his family as they take the next step forward, Clubhouse Pizza and Pub is hosting an all you can eat food and drink event, with music, raffles, door prizes, and more ‘on the menu.’ Advance tickets to this event are available for $25 at The Clubhouse, and will also be available the day of the event. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged to help the event organizers plan accordingly. All proceeds from this event will be provided to Brandon and his family to assist with the cost of expenses and bills.

For more information on the event, contact Hope or Tony at The Clubhouse at 610-286-7353, Jim Folk at 484-219-4676, Linda Warbington at 484-334-3314, or Missy Miller at 610-816-8729.

Those who cannot attend this event are encouraged to visit www.facebook.com/helpingBrandon and/or http://brandonsangels.webs.com where they can find other ways which they can contribute to this worthy cause.

Clubhouse Pizza and Pub is located at 3508 E. Main St., Morgantown.