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By JOYCE GRAHAM
A bush hogging accident that claimed part of Todd Harrelson’s right leg in August isn’t keeping him down, and a community rallied to help meet his financial needs last week.
Family and friends were joined by some who don’t even know Todd in a barbecue and chicken bog plate sale held at Lawndale Baptist Church. About 2,700 plates were sold, and with most of the food and supplied donated, a big part of the families financial hole was filled.
Todd has two surgeries behind him, more possibly in the future, and hopes to have a prosthetic limb eventually.
Self employed in the timber industry, he’ll be out of work for some time.
“Todd would be the first person out there to help any one in the community, if this had happened to them,” said Lisa Rife, one of the event organizers. “It’s a blessing to be able to do this, and it’s a pure miracle, God’s hand is in all of this, that we can accomplish so much.
“This is the way it’s suppose to be, we take care of each other. We help each other when there is a need.”
For more on this story see the Nov. 20 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition.