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A tragic turn: Liberty Kitchen bartender falls off his bike, plunges 40 feet into the Bayou

A tragic turn: Liberty Kitchen bartender falls off his bike, plunges 40 feet into the Bayou

Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, David Brown, bartender, bicycle accident, bayou, October 2012
The foodie community is rallying around David Brown, who fell 40 feet from the White Oak Bayou bridge and suffered multiple fractures.   Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar/Facebook

David Brown's story is something out of a nightmare: On Sept. 13, the Liberty Kitchen bartender was riding his bike along the White Oak Bayou bridge on Studemont Street when he fell over the short railing, plummeting 40 feet to the pavement below. He suffered multiple fractures and severe damage to his right arm. 

Now, a month and a handful of surgeries later, Brown is out of the hospital, facing physical therapy, rehabilitation and hefty medical bills that he must pay out of pocket, since he's uninsured

 Brown is out of the hospital, facing physical therapy, rehabilitation and hefty medical bills that he must pay out of pocket. 

Liberty Kitchen and BRC GastroPub are hosting a silent auction to help cover Brown's bills. At Liberty, customers can put their name and their bid in the box for the Houston Texans vs. Buffalo Bills game on Nov. 4, a package that includes two suite tickets and a parking pass, plus free food and drinks. 

Place your bid at BRC for a pair of field level tickets in Section 113 to the Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game on Nov. 18, complete with tailgate passes. 

Bidding ends at both locations at 11 p.m. on Friday, but those interested in helping out in other ways can donate to Brown via Paypal (email: dabrown1975@yahoo.com) or in person at Liberty Kitchen.