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Will Page benefit set for March 12 in Broadus, Mont.

Any happier and he would whistle, Will Page grins as he partakes in age-branding of heifers at the Four Three Ranch in Lusk, Wyoming. Page received a severe head injury in January and will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser March 12 in Broadus, Montana. Photo by Savanna Simmons.

The community of Broadus, Montana, is rallying for one of their own. Contractor, cowboy day-helper, construction and contract laborer, fencer: Will Page goes by all titles.

"He's a good-un. He has lots of knowledge about whatever he's doing," said friend Justin Printz, of Edgemont, South Dakota. "He has a big fuel tank and goes strong."

Page was in an accident while operating a telehandler Jan. 20 during construction of a pole barn.

The machine rolled forward as he was looking out the door and up at the load, pinning his head between an upright post and the machine door, fracturing his skull and ripping off his left ear.

“You can’t see his injuries, but they’re there. He had headaches every day for a while. I was pretty worried, but he’s improving.” Kurt Olson, fundraiser organizer

"He's healing good and everything's going good," said Printz, who speaks with Page every two to three days.

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"He's so lucky to be alive," Kurt Olson said. "You can't see his injuries, but they're there. He had headaches every day for a while. I was pretty worried, but he's improving."

Olson is organizing a free-will donation barbecue luncheon and live auction at noon March 12 with proceeds to battle Page's medical bills. It will take place at the VFW in Broadus.

Mills Auction, of Boyes, Montana, will act as auctioneers.

Many donations have been pouring in to Olson, he said, including: a Weatherby 22-250, Henry 22 rifle, 22 Mag Changeout pistol, silver dollars, silver dimes, 10 2-7/8 drill stem pipes, numerous hand tools, whitetail deer signs by Red Rock Metal Signs, camping supplies, 1000 rounds of 223 bullets, as well as a gun raffle.

"Will doesn't have enemies," Olson said. "People want to help him."

Printz said Page jumps to the aide of anyone who needs it.

"The type of deal everyone's doing for him, that's the kind of person he is," Printz said.

If anyone wants to send monetary or item donations, they may contact Olson at 406-436-2433 or bring them to the event.

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