A Fundraiser to help pay medical expenses for Austin Reed is planned for Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mobile County Sheriff's Posse Arena, 6449 Moffett Road near Semmes.
Below is Austin's story from event organizers:
Austin has hydrocephalus with a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, used to relieve pressure from the brain caused by fluid accumulation. Never being allowed to play contact sports, he developed an interest in lawn mower racing and has been racing for more than 10 years. On February 28, he was in a terrible accident while doing what he loves. He had a crushed pelvis, broken femur and two bones in his hand, a cut Achilles tendon, some muscles and an artery in his foot. He was in the hospital for two and a half weeks; he underwent four major surgeries and received seven units of blood.
The cost of his medical treatment is daunting, so family and friends are coming together for this benefit for Austin Reed. The family fun day on June 6 will include live music, raffles, fried fish plates, inflatables for children, a lemonade stand and arts and crafts vendors.
For more information, call Austin's grandfather, Jerry Reed, 610-7225.