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Prichard Colon fundraiser set for Sept. 11

Photo courtesy of Prichard Colon's Twitter account
Fighters Network

Today, Prichard Colon is comatose, still, after a suffering traumatic brain injury in an Oct. 17, 2015 fight against Terrel Williams in Fairfax, Virginia.

Hope remains, of course, in the minds of the Colons, who pray that the 23-year-old will defy conventional medical wisdom, open his eyes and mouth and speak.

The toll is, it goes without saying, considerable.

The family, they keep their chins up.

Their pride and faith are considerable. They have been nourished with the support of people touched by the tragedy. But care costs and so the story must continue to be told, to remind people that Prichard Colon, 16-1 (13 knockouts), still fights.

And bills pile up.

Good people have been helping but every bit is helpful.

On Sunday, Sept. 11th, a benefit is being held in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It runs from noon to 6 pm and haircuts will be offered to raise funds to support the Prichard Colon cause. The parking lot will be closed down for music, food and mingling.

The location: San Sebastian Square – Capellas Beauty Salon, 801 West State Rd, 436 Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Colon’s friend Miguel Cruz, also a fighter, is fashioning the event. “There will be haircuts for men and women. Half the proceeds will go to Prichard Colon. And there will be music, food trucks, and USANA healthcare products for sale. Also, a donation basket, probably, as all the funds will go to help pay Prichard’s sky-high medical bills and help his family recover. His mother lost her business, and has been out of work for 10 months, and his father lost his house, so everything we raise is just going to be to help them!”

I like the haircut angle. Is Cruz a barber on the side?

“No, I’m not. That one wasn’t really my idea. But I have a lot of friends that are going to help me out by being there cutting and styling. Me and Prichard grew up together. I met him at my first amateur fight when I was 13. He is definitely my homie!”




Michael Woods and haircuts might not go together but boxing, family and unity do. If you’re in or around the Seminole County area, please consider attending this event and lending your support.

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