Fundraiser for recently paralyzed IBEW Local 1 member set for May 20

KENNY ALLGEYER, an IBEW Local 1 electrician, recently became paralyzed from the chest down after sustaining an injury to his spinal cord. A fundraiser for the 30-year-old is scheduled for May 20. Allgeyer lives in House Springs with his wife Carolyn and his son Garrett.

Family and friends of Kenny Allgeyer, an IBEW Local 1 electrician who recently became paralyzed, are hosting a mouse race fundraiser for the 30-year-old husband and father on Saturday, May 20.

The event, which will feature door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle, will be held at the IBEW Local 1 Union Hall at 5850 Elizabeth Ave. in St. Louis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the races begin at 7 p.m.

On Dec. 22, Allgeyer had emergency surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel between his should blades. The rupture caused bleeding on his spine, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

Allgeyer spent two weeks in the hospital, followed by six weeks in a rehabilitation facility. He is currently at home and participating in a treatment program that uses his own stem cells to encourage healing of his spine.

In February, Allgeyer’s co-workers and fellow IBEW Local 1 brothers at Grasser Electric installed a wireless communication/home automation system to will enable him greater mobility around his House Springs’ home.

Admission to the 21 and older event is $20, which includes snacks, beer and set-ups. Guests are also welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages. For more information, contact Cindy Lee at 314-574-6618 or

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