VANCOUVER Friends of a young Vancouver man recovering from a brutal attack in California organized a fundraiser Monday to help cover his extensive medical bills.

A stranger punched 21-year-old Tyler Burton after a party on Halloween night in Chico, California. Burton s head hit the pavement and he slipped into a coma.

Friends and family thought he might never wake up, but he started making so much progress last month they took him off life support. Now, he s back in Vancouver to continue his recovery close to home.

The fundraiser was scheduled to go from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Burgerville on SE Mill Plain Blvd.

Burgerville said it would donate 10% of the proceeds to a fund that s been set up for Burton s medical expenses.

Background: Vancouver teen attacked, sent into coma

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