Daughter of Broken Spoke owners James and Annetta White and a longtime employee of the classic South Austin dance hall, Ginny White-Peacock recently lost her legs to complications from a toxic shock infection. As part of an effort to help her obtain prosthetic legs, the Spoke is holding a benefit on Friday, May 17.
Country bands the Wagoneers, Two Tons of Steel and the Derailers will perform. Music begins at 8 p.m., with a silent auction running concurrently. Suggested donation is $20.
A press release announcing the event included more details on White-Peacock's condition since her hospitalization last fall. "Doctors removed most of Ginny's fingers and both of her feet all the way up to her knees in order to save her life," the statement reads. "Since being released from the hospital, Ginny has been recovering at home with the help of her husband, Mike Peacock, who serves as her bedside nurse 24/7. As a result of Ginny's illness and her need for 24-hour care, neither she nor Mike work currently. The Peacocks together with their two small boys, ages 6 and 11, have survived with donations from friends, family and anonymous benefactors."