SWVA community teams up to celebrate recovery of Brayden Altman

SWVA community teams up to celebrate recovery of Brayden Altman (Image 1)

The story of a brave young boy from Southwest Virginia who lost his leg in a lawn mower accident captured the hearts of many.

Now, his family is hoping to give back to the community who helped them in their time of need.

On Friday, Blood Assurance is teaming up with the Abingdon Fire Department to celebrate Brayden Altman’s recovery.

Family friend, Kayla Neece, tells us the event is all about giving back to the community.

“It is just going to be a day the community can come together and remember what happened, but also raise awareness and help support the hospital that transfused blood to Brayden and that saved his life,” said Neece. 

The event will be held on Friday at the Coomes Center in Abingdon from 10am-3pm.

Blood Assurance will be providing a blood donation bus, there will be free fingerprinting from Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and lawn mower awareness demonstrations as well. 

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