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Weitzer Sales Ltd. recently sponsored a foursome, Mike Kowalewski (Illinois Territory Manager), his son Jake, Dan Weitzer and his son Brad, in the From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation Golf Outing, FTTTF.

The foundation, founded by David Schury, a 34 year employee of Commonwealth Edison, the electric company in Chicago. In April 13, 2000, an event happened that changed his life forever and led to the creation of the Foundation.

On that day, in a substation in Chicago, a rat chewed a wire, short-circuiting a 12,000-volt piece of equipment causing an explosion. In the blink of an eye, Dave was burned over 30% of his body. He spent the next two weeks fighting for his life in the burn unit at Cook County Hospital.

During his recovery, Dave heard about a camp for child burn survivors called “Camp I Am Me.” He volunteered to be a counselor at the camp.  Read more…

The FTTTF mission is to provide support to burn survivors and their families. When a loved one goes through a life changing tragedy, it affects the entire family. We all strive to find normalcy again. What we realize after any tragedy is that once we survive, we begin living a “new normal” life.

We believe this is an excellent effort by Dave and have supported this event the past 3 years.  We will continue supporting this effort and in future years, would invite others from our industry to support FTTTF as well.