DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR
MARBLE FALLS — After the initial call to help someone going through a rough spot in life, the support often fades. But Lisa Moore is making sure that doesn’t happen for John Bolin and his family.
Moore and others have put together a fundraiser Oct. 10 at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway, for Bolin, who lost his leg after an accident Aug. 10 and must still undergo treatments and therapy as he adjusts to his new life.
“He’s home now, but he and his family are looking at some big changes,” Moore said. “John’s very positive, and his spirits are pretty high.”
On Aug. 10, Bolin and Moore’s husband, Shawn, were doing surveying work on a county road in the Round Mountain area for Marble Falls Surveying and Mapping. Bolin had got out of the truck to open a gate when a vehicle coming down the road lost a trailer. The trailer careened off the road and into Bolin.
Shawn Moore rushed to his friend’s aid and began applying a tourniquet to Bolin’s right leg. The injured man was flown to University Medical Center Breckenridge in Austin, where surgeons had to amputate the leg. The doctors were able to save his left leg, which was broken.
But since that time, said Linda Moore, the physician told the Bolins the leg is more damaged than originally thought.
“The doctor believes he’ll probably have pain in that leg from now on,” Moore said.
Bolin is scheduled to get fitted with a prosthetic for his amputated leg after the first of the year, but that also means going back to physical therapy to learn how to use it, Moore added.
Right now, Bolin’s wife is managing to get a few hours a day in at work but must return home to help her husband, who needs assistance.
The Oct. 10 fundraiser, which features a choice of a barbecue or a Mexican dinner, dessert and drink, will help the Bolins as they continue on this journey. Meals are a $10 donation each. People can dine in or take out. The dinner is 3-7 p.m.
There also will be a silent auction from 2-5:30 p.m. Items for the auction will be accepted until Oct. 8.
If someone can’t attend the dinner, they can make donations at First State Bank Central Texas, 617 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls. There is an account under Lisa Moore/John Bolin Benefit.
Call Moore at (830) 385-4455 for more information or to make a donation to the silent auction.