A laughable plan to help teen's recovery

Justin 'Gish' Hansen. Photo / Supplied
Justin 'Gish' Hansen. Photo / Supplied

A teenage boy recovering in hospital after a six-storey fall will benefit from a fundraising event by one of his favourite comedians.

Jarrod Monkley, 16, was seriously injured on Monday after the fall from a new Auckland University of Technology building he had just started working on.

He is in a serious but stable condition in an induced coma with broken ankles, punctured lungs, a neck injury and possible brain damage.

One of Jarrod's friends sent a message to comedian Justin "Gish" Hansen to tell him Jarrod was a fan and the comedian decided to donate all proceeds from his upcoming show to the teenager and his family.

A friend of the Monkley family, Nigel Karl, has also donated a hot lap ride in his V8 race car to be auctioned off at the Gish fundraiser.

The show is on August 15 at The Winchester, St Benedicts St, Newton.

- Herald on Sunday

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