Baseball benefit raises money for 4-year-old boy with missing leg

10:27 AM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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HARMONY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Community members from the town of Harmony gathered together Saturday to raise money for one of it's own. A baseball benefit was held to raise money to go towards the medical expenses of Jaydon Talbot

Earlier this month, 4-year-old Talbot lost his leg when he fell off a lawn mower he was riding on with his father. His right leg was amputated as a result of that accident. It's not been easy on the family, but Jaydon's Uncle, Tom Gourley, says that the improvements the boy has been making has made things a lot easier to cope with.

"He's had bad days of course but he's basically wanted to know what everybody's doing, where they've been," said Gourley.

Jaydon got a chance to catch up with several of his friends Saturday during the baseball benefit in his honor. His coach pitch team from Harmony Elementary School took on another team from the Dexter area. Folks were able to bring bottles, make donations, or buy merchandise to help raise money that will go towards Jaydon's medical expenses.

"That's what Harmony is. Our people, our school, our little kids. They're the heart of our community and we all work together in a time that we need to," said one of the event's organizers, Lisa Rice.

Jaydon will be spending a couple weeks at home while his leg heals. Then he will spend a significant amount of time in the hospital being fitted for a prosthetic leg and to undergo weeks of physical therapy.




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