Braceville man to benefit from J.K. Harrisona s fundraiser

Sep 29, 2010 Full story: Morris Daily Herald 34

J.K. Harrison's Pub & Grill in Braceville will host a benefit for Matt Whalen this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct.

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blake

Mokena, IL

#1 Oct 11, 2010
Great cause
jack

Cheyenne, WY

#2 Nov 6, 2012
Why is it they had this great event that alot of people sent money to help this kid. But nobody can account for the money. No new wheel chair that's for sure. And anytime u ask about nobody knows what happened to the funny. This just sounds alittle strange to me
gotcha

Clinton, IL

#3 Nov 6, 2012
they got their cut and he got a new lawn mower out of the deal.
eeeeee

Essex, IL

#4 Nov 6, 2012
touchy subject he didnt have to cut any grass the benefit gave him a nice vacation and one hell of a tab at the bar
Ray

Cheyenne, WY

#5 Nov 6, 2012
This is pretty sad because I thought I could trust the people who put this on. I know the bar owner is not on the up and up. I didn't see this common from the other two. To use someone handicapp to make a profit is just horrible.
Greg

Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 7, 2012
P&T knew what they where doing and they knew who they where doing it with.. No big suprise that the money didn't go where it should have. That with be the last fundraiser I go to that has anything to do with the gruesome threesome
Tommy

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 7, 2012
I have reached out the states attorney to see what can be done. I feel like i was lied to about where my money was going and they used a handicapped man to pull this off. The sad part is I was warned about the owner but was told by many that the other people involved where great people I geuss that didn't turn out to be true.
wendalls crowd

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 7, 2012
There are no good people that hang out there anymore. Atleast when it was wendalls u had good people who hung out there. Its so bad there a bartender of like 25I yrs left there.
Beat

Wilmington, IL

#9 Nov 8, 2012
If only any of you people knew the real story. Matt used most of his money getting his mother to the doctors. He was trying to help her with the money that was raised. Know it looks bad to not have a wheelchair, but Matt was trying to save his mother. You should be ashamed if you feel different. He sacrificed his wheelchair in an attempt to have more time with her.

BTW is this site just here so people can complain and talk crap without any truth involved?
gotcha

Clinton, IL

#10 Nov 8, 2012
didnt they do a fundraiser for her too. its still wrong to lie about what the fundraiser is for. and it leaves a bad taste when it comes to other peoples fundraisers. and he did get a brand new mower.
local

Chicago, IL

#11 Nov 9, 2012
It was a scam all the way around. Everyone got screwed except the four involved T&P the owner and matt made out with everyone's money
yep

Braidwood, IL

#12 Nov 9, 2012
You guys all need to shut up and leave matt alone. Get your nose out of his business and mind you own. You people are worthless.
beat

Brookfield, WI

#13 Nov 9, 2012
In talking to p and t I don't see how they made out at all... they spent a large amount of money and time on it and didn't get Shit for it. But you all can think as you wish
nope

Chicago, IL

#14 Nov 10, 2012
yep wrote:
You guys all need to shut up and leave matt alone. Get your nose out of his business and mind you own. You people are worthless.
ya get our nose out of his bussiness when they ran off with our money.
Ray

Chicago, IL

#15 Nov 11, 2012
All that hangs out there is trash
JustSaying

Wilmington, IL

#16 Nov 11, 2012
The place has turned south. Try stocking what people drink. It might bring repeat business back.
word is

Chicago, IL

#17 Nov 11, 2012
JustSaying wrote:
The place has turned south. Try stocking what people drink. It might bring repeat business back.
they won't be open after the first of the year. Banks taking it back. And that sucks the screwed some people over
Just asking

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 11, 2012
word is wrote:
<quoted text> they won't be open after the first of the year. Banks taking it back. And that sucks the screwed some people over
Who told you that?
Matt Whalen

Le Roy, IL

#19 Nov 13, 2012
Hey just wanted to clarify some things that being said about my benefit in Oct 2010. Pat and Tammy Caldwell along with Gina and Larry Harrison never took any money from the benefit or me. I got all that money from it. If anyone has any questions or comments about that come talk to Pat, Tammy or myself and we would gladly tell you everything. I understand i was supposed to get a new wheelchair but i thought of helping my mother out at the time who was battling cancer and trying to help her stay with us longer than she did. I would appreciate if all the trash talking stop about Pat and Tammy Caldwell along with Gina and Larry Harrison including myself. I also would like to thank everyone again that came and donated to the benefit.
HdDog57

Wilmington, IL

#20 Nov 16, 2012
Good post Matt. Hope the bar survives these hard times as well. Small business folks have their hands full right now. I'd take the mower over a chair any day. I think lol

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