COLD SPRING - A benefit dinner is being held in Cold Spring today for Shannon O'Neil. O'Neil is a restaurant manager and golf professional in the area who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in October.

The fundraiser goes until 5:00 p.m. today. Hundreds from Cold Spring and Central Minnesota are expected at the event, to O'Neil's sister Erin, the community support has been unbelievable.

"It's overwhelming and amazing, Rich Spring and Cold Spring are great communities and our family is very blessed to be a part of them," Erin O'Neil says.

Money raised at the fundraiser will go towards O'Neil's medical bills. According to family, O'Neil is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery with the support he's received.

"The doctors said they expect a full recovery," Erin O'Neil says.

For those who can't make it to the benefit, donations can be made to the State Bank of Cold Spring

 

(Dan DeBaun, WJON News)