Friends raise money for injured Petrolia man


Friends and family of Danny Gibbons are planning a fundraiser.

The Petrolia man suffered a severe head injury in an accident near Oil Springs four weeks ago. The 21 year-old was in a pickup truck with four others on Oil Springs Line just west of Oil Heritage Road and South Plank Road when the Chev pick-up rolled.

A Facebook page dedicated to Gibbons said he had severe head injuries and damage to his lungs in the accident. He’s been in hospital in London with his family by his side since then.

Demi Krall has been a friend of Gibbons since they were 11 years old. She’s one of the people behind the evening of music and fundraising at the Wyoming Fair Building March 29. Krall wants to help the family in a difficult time. “It’s been a struggle but we’re still hoping for the best.”

Krall says the family is facing a lot of expenses as the attend Gibbons and family and friends want to make sure there is money available for any medical needs in the future. The fundraiser, she says, seemed like the natural thing to do. “I’ve known him since we were 11 years-old and I know he would do the same for anyone else,” she says.

The event runs from 7 pm to 1 am with raffles throughout the evening. Tickets for the event are available at . Pray’n for Danny stickers are also available at West End Pumps, Crabby Joe’s in Petrolia, Clayton Automotive, Confederation Lube and Oil and Bayview Chrysler in Sarnia  as part of the fundraising effort for Gibbons.


  1. I am sickens to here about this tragic accident and hope and pray for Dan and his family and friends. I met Dan a few times and thought he was very considerate with every thing he did. I’m a trucker and I hope to be at the fund raiser. Get well Mr Dan

    • I am glad to hear that Danny is out of the medical induced coma and he is talking-All of our prayers are being answered. I have known all the boys in the truck since they were in public school and they were all good riends. I am also praying that everyone will wear a seat belt as they save people from being injured.

  2. My daughter is best friends with Danny. He feels like a son to me. I have been praying for Danny and his family since the night of this tragic night. Danny is a caring man and I would do anything to help him. Of course I will be at his fundraiser. He always calls me momma cita :).

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