Benefit to be held to help woman hurt in head-on crash
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MILWAUKEE - “I had seen a motorcycle pull out from a couple of vehicles to pass and from what I could see, he had plenty of time to pass.”
Christine Borggren was on her way to church to pick up her youngest two daughters from CCD, but she never made it to the church. “He hit me head on," she says.
The motorcycle driver, John Matson, was drunk, and did not survive the crash.
“I did forgive him right away. I couldn’t imagine holding on to that kind of anger,” Borggren said.
Borggren, the mother of four girls, spent nine days in the hospital, has had multiple surgeries and hasn’t been able to work since the May accident.
“We said, we’ve got to do something for her,” said Monne Haug.
Monne and Fred Haug are Matson’s aunt and uncle.
“This poor gal is going to be stuck with this accident, if we can do a little something positive,” said Fred Haug.
They met Borggren and asked if they could set up a benefit.
“It says a lot about them as human beings, and I couldn’t ask for more than that for all that they’ve done,” Borggren said.
Matson was an artist, just like the Haugs. Some of their work will be auctioned off to help Borggren; an event that will benefit both families.
“It has been a very healing thing,” Monne Haug said.
“Even though it’s a tragedy, some good can come out of it,” Borggren said.
The benefit will be on October 5th from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Bindelli’s Animal House in Kenosha. There will be a ticket and raffle draw, along with a silent auction and live band. Call Laurie at 815-210-4359 for more information.