“It could have been a 300-foot drop if I fell differently,” says Harkins, who returned to work Jan.
7. He currently needs the aid of a wheelchair.
A fundraising competition for Harkins, titled the “Thursday Night Throwdown: Put Rhett Back Together Again Edition,” will pit local baristas’ latte-art skills against one another. The proceeds from registered contestants, along with any donations, will aid Harkins — who does not have medical insurance — with the mounting financial strain of hospital bills.
6 p.m. Thursday. Free; $5 keg buy-in. Deeper Roots Coffee, 7945 Elizabeth St., Mount Healthy, deeperrootscoffee.com.