A benefit is scheduled for Saturday. Jan. 11 on the University of St. Thomas campus to raise money in support of Nick Bergeland and Bekka Peterson, the students who were critically injured by a hit-and-run driver last November.
Bergeland, 22, of Wayzata and Peterson, 22, of Farmington, were exiting a cab on Grand Avenue when they were struck by a passing car. Police say the driver never stopped. The three others that were still inside the taxi were not injured. Both Bergeland and Peterson suffered brain injuries and have been hospitalized since the accident, friends and event organizers Alex and Maddie Norris said.
"Right now they are working really hard in occupational, physical and speech therapy and every day they are progressing. It is still really difficult and we are hopeful and optimistic for a positive recovery," Maddie Norris said.
NICK BERGELAND AND BEKKA PETERSON BENEFIT
Saturday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Scooter's Café, first floor of Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
$8 per person at the door.
Silent auction, desserts and live music
Unable to attend but still want to help?
Bekka Peterson Medical Fund
5353 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Nick Bergeland's medical fund will be set up soon.