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Friends rally as Raleigh chef recovers from motorcycle collision

RALEIGH
Chef Michael Thor faces a long road where success will be judged by the wiggle of a toe.

Thor, 33, a partner in the Whiskey Kitchen restaurant set to open later this year off downtown’s Nash Square, suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a motorcycle wreck about 10 weeks ago. The downtown Raleigh community of chefs, restaurateurs, artists and friends are raising money to support Thor and his wife, Sarah, as he tries to recover.

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Restaurant holds fundraiser for paralyzed Raleigh chef

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The day in November 2015 when a car hit Raleigh chef Mike Thor, throwing him from his motorcycle into a pole leaving him paralyzed, the restaurant he'd been dreaming up for years was under construction.

Now, months after its grand opening, Thor is back in Raleigh and experiencing Whiskey Kitchen for the first time just as it prepares to host a fundraiser in his honor on Sunday.
 

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