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Backcountry.com’s first employee and head buyer, Christian Gennerman, recently experienced a family tragedy that would cause any of us to cringe, and now his friends and fellow Backcountry.com staff are asking the industry to lend its support.Gennerman’s wife, Dena Gennerman, was traveling in Egypt and, along with family members traveling with her, was seriously injured in a horrific bus accident.Dena is back in Salt Lake City now, at the University of Utah hospital, still in a deep coma. Their 10-month-old son, Caden, is home from Florida where Dena had left him prior to the vacation trip.The Park City, Utah, community has pulled together to support the Gennerman family. They have a bank account set up for donations and will be holding an event on May 21 which will involve a silent auction. Below are details on both of these and also a link to a website that was created for Dena. Christian is updating the site on Dena’s condition and outdoor industry friends can also sign the guest book. Christian is reading this guest book and has been overwhelmed by the support, so please keep the positive vibes coming. He is relaying the messages to Dena so she is aware of all the people thinking of her.Website created for Dena: http://www3.caringbridge.org/ut/dena/index.htmBank information:Donations for Dena and family can be sent to:Zions First National Bank, Park CityP.O. Box 3899Park City, UT 84060Checks should be made out to:Dena Gennerman Donation, Account #098345929Product Donations: The event will be held on Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. atClub Suede in Park City, Utah.Backcountry.com1678 W. Redstone Center Drive, Ste. 210Park City, UT 84098Attn: Gennerman donationThe Backcountry buying team has asked that vendors contact them directly so Christian does not have to be at work right now. Backcountry’s main number is 801-746-7580. Ask for either Amy Luther at extension 108, Bob Merrill at extension 114, Nicholas Clark at extension 159, or Hud Knight at extension 136.