Local family fundraiser scheduled


Aid sought for farrier following riding injury

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Garrett Reed recently suffered serious injuries while horseback riding, is unable to work and the community is trying to raise funds for the family to help get him back on his feet. He is a Snyder High School graduate and lives in Mountain Park with his wife Marisa and two-year-old son Sawyer.


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Garrett Reed recently suffered serious injuries while horseback riding, is unable to work and the community is trying to raise funds for the family to help get him back on his feet. He is a Snyder High School graduate and lives in Mountain Park with his wife Marisa and two-year-old son Sawyer.


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The Snyder community has come to the aid of a local man, following a serious injury and long recovery to return to the working force.

Garrett Reed, a Snyder High School graduate who lives in Mountain Park, was involved in a serious horse accident July 5, when he was caught under a horse and the horse’s hooves came down on his chest. He was air lifted to Oklahoma University Trauma were he was admitted into the intensive care unit.

He had several crushed ribs, a lacerated liver and crushed spleen. After several surgeries and removing the spleen, and then part of his liver, he is finally on the road to recovery.

Reed is no stranger to surgery. He had to have a kidney transplant three years ago, so doctors must watch that kidney very closely to make sure it continues to work as it should.

He is a farrier and horse trainer, but has stopped and been unable to work while he is recovering — but the bills have not. He has come home but still has a long road to recovery.

To help the family, the Snyder 4-H and Future Farmers of America Show team his holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Snyder Elementary School Cafeteria.

“The cost of the meal is a donation only,” Ashley Ervin said. “Anyone who would like to contribute may do so by donating a dessert, if you would drop it off by 10 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 14) at the Snyder School cafeteria.”

According to Ervin, there are even volunteers available to pick up donations for those who can’t make it to Snyder for the dinner.

For more information call Ashley Ervin at 580-471-4965 or Brent Ervin at 580-301-0196. All proceeds will go to the Reed family for medical costs and the group has opened an account at All America Bank for donations.

Garrett Reed recently suffered serious injuries while horseback riding, is unable to work and the community is trying to raise funds for the family to help get him back on his feet. He is a Snyder High School graduate and lives in Mountain Park with his wife Marisa and two-year-old son Sawyer.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Reed-family-BW.jpgGarrett Reed recently suffered serious injuries while horseback riding, is unable to work and the community is trying to raise funds for the family to help get him back on his feet. He is a Snyder High School graduate and lives in Mountain Park with his wife Marisa and two-year-old son Sawyer. Courtesy photo

Garrett Reed recently suffered serious injuries while horseback riding, is unable to work and the community is trying to raise funds for the family to help get him back on his feet. He is a Snyder High School graduate and lives in Mountain Park with his wife Marisa and two-year-old son Sawyer.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Reed-family-RGB.jpgGarrett Reed recently suffered serious injuries while horseback riding, is unable to work and the community is trying to raise funds for the family to help get him back on his feet. He is a Snyder High School graduate and lives in Mountain Park with his wife Marisa and two-year-old son Sawyer. Courtesy photo
Aid sought for farrier following riding injury

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