As seen in our post of July 7, 2011, Cohn and Swartzon represents Gabriel Nunez, a teenage hero who in saving his mothers life, was hit by an oncoming car while in a crosswalk. Gabriel suffered an acute brain injury and has undergone 9 brain surgeries, nearly passing away several times.
On August 25, 2011, Cohn & Swartzon held a fundraiser for Gabriel at Chapter One, the modern local, a well known gastropub in Santa Ana, to help raise money for Gabriel's recovery. Over 125 people attended the event which was an overwhelming success and an amazing show of support. Cohn & Swartzon, with the assistance of sports artist Mike Sullivan, also secured former Lakers Basketball player and youth philanthropist A.C. Green, to attend and assist with the fund-raising efforts. Several other attendees included Police Chief Corey Sianez and Orange County Sheriff's Department Spokesperson Jim Amormino. In addition, Gabriel was awarded Profiles in Courage Award by the Orange County Board of Supervisors for his heroism.
Numerous donors were kind enough to donate not only money, but also items and services for a silent auction and an opportunity drawing. Thus far, Cohn & Swartzon has helped raiser over $26,000!!!! Some of the donors included Chapter One: the modern local, for the great food and location, ExtendedFamily.org who donated $10,000, Operation Progress for the non-profit assistance and MANY others including (in no order) Connell Chevrolet, Judicate West, A.C. Green, Calderon Settlements Group, State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Amgraph Printing, Scorpion Design, Chef Lucia Robles, Kiyonna Clothing, Vanessa Preziose Photography, South Coast Med Spa, Eddie Khanbeigi, Office Depot, Mike Sullivan Art, KDOC Television, Denice Douglas, CPA and Michele Potter, Dr. Diane Curtis-Hutchens, Quest Digital Solutions, Mark and Dee Elliot, Travis Guy, Doreen Boxer, Esq., the Anaheim Ducks, Celinder's Glass Design, Back to Balance Chiropractic, K-1 Cart Racing, Burke Williams Spas, Hodes Milman, LLP, Mortensen and Reinheimer, PC, Santa Ana Fire Department, Santa Ana Police Department, Tustin Police Department, DropStop, Tustin Ranch Golf Course, Dove Canyon Golf Course, Melvin Cohen, DDS, Peggy Brislin, Pretend City, Millennium Pension Services, Batson Freestyle, Melissa's Produce, the Balboa Bay Club and Resort, Pravin Chandra, Irvine Lanes, Paul Mitchell, Marianna Meeks and European Travel International, Maria Migliore, Sharon Barragan, Jason Shuman, Alex Litvak, Veritext, Whittier Law School, Union Bank, Shimrit Vavak, Dynamic Firm Management, the Summit House Restaurant, Aquarium of the Pacific, Wine Styles of Irvine, Linda Chapman, Sharise Woods, Renee Bushman and family, Stacey Cohn, and Kristin Brasher, and Reporter Tom Berg of the Orange County Register.
However, the fund-raising continues! Please visit www.nunezfundraiser.com to donate!
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