Kalamity & Kaos put on ‘Wake Up Jonah’ fundraiser

Foreground image employs photo of Jonah Tuttle for a fundraiser, "Wake Up Jonah," put on by Kalamity & Kaos Crew Saturday at Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah. Tuttle has remained in intensive care at Dixie Regional Medical Center since a longboarding accident at Snow Canyon State Park on April 19. | Image composite, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Life changed in an instant for Jonah Tuttle on a Sunday afternoon in April; one minute he was longboarding at Snow Canyon State Park, the next he was airlifted by Intermountain Life Flight to the hospital with a traumatic brain injury and placed in the intensive care unit, where he remains today.

Jonah Tuttle remains in a coma at Dixie Regional Medical Center following a longboarding accident at Snow Canyon State Park on April 19. Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of "Just Wake Up Jonah" blog, St. George News
Jonah Tuttle remains in a coma at Dixie Regional Medical Center following a longboarding accident at Snow Canyon State Park on April 19. Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of “Just Wake Up Jonah” blog, St. George News

A fundraiser, aptly titled “Wake Up Jonah,” is being held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Snow Canyon High School auditorium, 1384 Lava Flow Drive in St. George.

Tuttle was injured in a longboarding accident April 17 in Snow Canyon State Park where emergency responders found him lying unconscious in the Upper Galoot Picnic Area of the park. Life Flight transported him to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. He has remained there in intensive care ever since and the family’s medical and injury-related expenses are mounting.

Read more: Man airlifted from Snow Canyon State Park following longboard accident

“Wake Up Jonah” will include vendor Hungry Howies Pizza, a bake sale, wristbands and T-shirts for purchase all accessory to the headliner dance show from Kalamity & Kaos Krew.

Event poster for "Wake Up Jonah" fundraiser for Jonah Tuttle put on by Kalamity & Kaos Crew, also billed as "Kalamity is Dancing for the Captain." | Image courtesy of Alison Snow, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
Event poster  | St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Kalamity is a professional contemporary hip-hop group and Kaos Krew is its sister group of student dancers. Each year, Kalamity & Kaos Krew choose a “Kause” in the local community that they support through shows and fundraisers.

Tuttle graduated from Snow Canyon High School in 2012, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and played for the Dixie State Rugby Team – currently identifying itself “Team Tuttle” in an obvious show of support on the team’s Facebook page cover photo. Tuttle played with the team until his accident in April.

Event details

  • What:  Fundraiser for Jonah Tuttle: | “Wake Up Jonah,” Kalamity is dancing for the captain
  • When:  Saturday, May 21, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Snow Canyon High School auditorium, 1384 Lava Flow Drive, St. George
  • Cost:     $5 donation
  • Why:     Fundraiser for Tuttle’s mounting medical expenses

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5 Comments

  • fun bag May 21, 2016 at 12:29 am

    doesn’t look like the kind of thing one ever recovers from. i would hope that if i’m ever in that position someone would pull the plug, because the life of a vegetable is not one to desire.

  • Alison May 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Actually @ “fun bag”, Jonah has made HUGE improvements these past few weeks. The picture of him hooked up to all of that was within the first few days of fighting for his life. Jonah will never be a “vegetable”. He is a fighter and so is his family and friends. So, be gentle and have some nice, positive comments for this family that has gone through hell these past few weeks. We love Jonah and are praying for his recovery everyday. His family deserves that kind of love and respect! #tuttlestrong

  • Mean Momma May 21, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    The plug has already been pulled on funbag, that is why he makes comments like this.

    • .... May 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

      The plug has been pulled on meanie mommie that’s why she makes stupid comments like she does. oh and she’s is upset because I won’t have lunch with her

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