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Glimmer Salon Raises Almost $10,000

Glimmer Salon in Seven Bridges raised thousands during its "Glimmer of Hope" fundraiser Jan. 13.

raised more than $9,200 during its "Glimmer of Hope" fundraiser on Jan. 13. 

It was the second annual fundraiser for the salon, which is located above Starbucks in Seven Bridges at 3520 Seven Bridges Dr. #235. 

About 125 people attended the event, according to Glimmer Co-Owner Sandy Robertson.

All proceeds will benefit Derrick Wanderer, a 15-year-old who suffered major brain injuries after a car accident on June 13, 2011. Wanderer is the Robertson's nephew. 

After being thrown from a car and hitting a tree, Wanderer was hospitalized with several broken bones and completed rehab at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He returned home De. 27 but is confined to a wheelchair and will require daily therapy and round-the-clock care. He cannot speak or eat solid foods. Recently, he has been able to wave "hello," blink for "yes" and "no" and give a thumbs up or thumbs down. 

"We are hoping to raise enough money so that once home we can provide something that he will need," Robertson said in an e-mail. 

Rita Lally January 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM
What a great job Glimmer did. They have awesome friends, family and customers. They all contributed to make this event a success. The stylists at Glimmer are friendly, up to date on the latest trends and styles. Call to make an appointment - they can change your life today!
Patti Costello October 20, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Hello I had been following Derricks progress on Caringbridge since my church asked for prayers the day after the accident. On the anniversary of the horrific accident, Bud posted a very personal reflection of his thoughts and feelings the day of the accident. That was the last post on Derricks progress. I continue to pray for Derrick and the family daily and think of him often. How is Derrick doing? Im sure continuing to post wouldn't facilitate a return to a sense of normal.

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