Cattlemen in Marion County Sell Cows for a Cause
A cattle benefit sale in Marion County raised about 10 thousand dollars for a 13 year old boy waiting for a heart transplant.
This is a picture of Angus Nelson Standridge who is being kept alive with a mechanical heart device.
In early march, the Standridge family discovered angus was diagnosed with Dialated Cardio Biopathy.
He has been at Shands Hospital in Gainesville ever since.
Angus's father lieutenant Craig Standridge of Marion County Fire Rescue says since angus has been at Shands people have been coming up with ways to raise money for his son.
Today different Cattlemen donated 14 cows, which were then sold at the auction in Marion County.
One of the cattleman who Donated, Frank Markham said, "It's just from the heart, because cattleman care."
The 14 cows were sold for a combined total of about 10 thousand dollars.
Lieutenant Standridge received the check today and says he appreciates the help from the community.
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