FAIRLAND — Allen and Cheryl Gross, residents of Fairland, were involved in a motorcycle accident on July 29.
They went out for a cruise when they hit some loose gravel and went down a 50-foot ravine.
Allen suffered from several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Cheryl’s injuries included a compressed L1 and she had gone through five surgeries after the bike crushed her foot and she soon lost her leg just below the knee.
She spent a total of 21 days between the hospital and rehab and will receive a prosthetic leg on Nov. 14
This past weekend, the couple was blessed by friends, family and their community after Kristi Franklin staged a charity event at Rob’s Place in Fairland.
All donations and proceeds from the event are to help Allen and Cheryl with their medical expenses.
There was a $5 pulled pork dinner served by the Fairland FFA, a live auction with items donated from numerous community and area businesses, followed by a performance by the Stonehorse Band.
Jake Stunkard of the Frisco Masonic Lodge #24 says it will apply for matching funds from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma to help the couple. They will match up to $10,000.
After this blessing of an event, family, friends, and community were able to donate a total of $13,652 from the dinner, donations, and auction.
“This is amazing, just amazing how everyone comes together for something like this, something for us” Cheryl said. “The donations are overwhelming, there are just no words to describe this.”
Allen added, “Wow, just wow. I couldn’t ask for a better community.”