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Danny O'Keefe Fundraising benefit scheduled for May 17

Golf Fundraiser at Pavilion at Kings Island Golf Center May 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Golf Fundraiser at Pavilion at Kings Island Golf Center May 17th at 6:30 p.m.
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Danny O'Keefe's Family is hosting a extravagant golfing event to help raise money to help with his medical treatment. The event is to be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be held at the Pavilion at Kings Island Golf Center located at 6042 Fairway Drive, Mason, OH 45040. Stop by and show your support.

The golf outing fundraiser will be sponsored by Heineken, Dos Equis and Montgomery Inn and will feature DJ, Yung Productions. The music will be lively and a silent auction will be offered.

Danny O'Keefe's story hit news on the morning of May 6, 2011, after he and his sister were brutally attacked during a home invasion in his sister's home in Fairfield. O'Keefe had just passed the bar and was eager to get to work as an attorney, prior to the attack. O'Keefe was stabbed 19 times in the brain, he had defensive wounds to his right hand, he had a lacerated spleen. He now has long term medical issues and has to re-learn to speak, read, write, move his arm and fingers and regain the use of his leg.

"A man broke into my daughter's home. He forever changed all of our lives that day," said O'Keefe's mother, Kathy. "He hid in the dark early morning hours, and forced his way in. This man attacked my daughter, stabbing her multiple times. Her brother, Danny, heard her screams and rand to her aid, changing his life forever."

According to the family, O'Keefe's medical bills are astounding and his insurance doesn't cover the UMAP rehabilitation program for Aphasia victims at the University of Michigan. The family is hoping to raise the needed $350,000 to cover O'Keefe's medical bills and therapy. Due to O'Keefe's extensive medical treatment, his father has had to quit his job to live with Danny in Ann Arbor while he is in the UMAP program.

"I thought things like this just don't happen in real life," continued Danny's mother. "It's too horrid to be real; but it is. Danny used to play the drums, but no longer can use his right arm. Danny walks with a limp, but he walks two miles a day. Danny is our hero. He saved our daughter's life, but at a great cost. Danny loves sports. He played baseball, football and soccer. He's lost it all."

Cost: $115 per round of golf with additional $10 for the party; party/ $45 for non-golfers.

Donations are requested by Friday, May 16, 2014. Checks should be made payable to: O'Keefe Family Assistance Fund or donations can be made online at: For more information regarding the event or donations, please contact, Jennifer Motley, 734 River Bend Court, Loveland, OH 45140, (513) 300-0557 or email at

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