On Sept. 4, the life of Patrick All II changed forever.

It was Labor Day weekend and several friends had gathered at his Wilmington Island home. Patrick dove into shallow water, sustaining severe trauma to his neck, paralyzing him from the chest down.

A fundraiser, All in for Patrick, is being organized by a group of family friends and the Help Save One of Our Own Foundation. There will be live music and other events on May 6 and 7 at Tubby's in Thunderbolt.

"The funds raised will help with hopefully purchasing a wheelchair-accessible van and also help with outstanding medical bills, along with home renovations to make things accessible for Patrick," says his mother, Rachel All.

Danny Robertson, owner of Live Wire Sounds, is helping organize the fundraiser.

"His friends saved his life," Robertson says. "He was face down in the water and could not move. They jumped in, rescued him, stabilized him and got the ambulance there."

Initially, Patrick was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center. Once he was stabilized, he was transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, where he spent six months undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. On March 3, Patrick returned home.

"As far as his health, with the trach removed yesterday, there is still a lot of work to do with therapies," says Rachel All. "He is scheduled to return to the Shepherd Center in August, so the summer will be busy with preparing Patrick physically and mentally for that."

Robertson first learned of the accident on Facebook when Patrick Sr. called for prayers for his son.

"My mother and his grandmother were best friends," Robertson says. "That's how far back our families go.

"⦠They're very dear to my heart. This is a close friend's son," he says. "I've pulled in all my favors with bands to put together a weekend of music for this fundraiser."

Musicians donated their time and others donated items for the silent auction.

"The local union provided some people," Robertson says. "The community really did come together.

"We'll have a silent auction and we're getting more and more stuff. I'm blessed to have affiliations with such generous musicians."

An open mic will be set up in a back room so that anyone who couldn't play onstage can contribute. There also will be door prizes and a silent auction.

A special touch has been added with the event flyer, which was created by Patrick Jr.

"He has excellent abilities on computers and in graphic design," Robertson says.

The fundraiser is a result of a community that truly cares, Robertson adds.

"It's come together extremely well," he says. "We've got more music than we can put on stage. It all fell into place."


What: All in for Patrick

When: May 6-7

Where: Tubby's Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, VIP seats available

Info: livewireathens.com


May 6

1 p.m. Jan Spillane

2 p.m. The Marshall Brothers

3 p.m. SOAP

4 p.m. The Train Wrecks

5 p.m. Voodoo Soup

6 p.m. Ben Keiser Band

6:45 p.m. Danielle Hicks Band

7:45 p.m. Bobby Lee Rodger and Andrew Gill

9:30 p.m. Open jam session

May 7

12:30 p.m. Jeremy Riddle

1:30 p.m. Ben Lewis

2:30 p.m. Zach Deputy (limited seating)

Open jam session to follow