Will Page benefit raises more than $24K
For Tri-State Livestock News
As the song goes, “You find you who your friends are…” A lot of people may never be in a position to see who all their friends are, but a construction accident gave Will Page that opportunity. While medical bills mounted for the Montana cowboy, friends pitched in to host a fundraiser that netted between $24,000 and $28,000, organizers estimated. The fundraiser was March 12 in Broadus, Montana.
“I just want to send out a big thank you to Kurt Olson who organized it and those who came and bid and donated. A deal like that shows there’s still people with a lot of heart that will help you out,” Page said.
Page, a cowboy, day-worker, construction contractor and fencer, was injured in an accident Jan. 20. The telehandler he was operating while working on a pole barn 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.
Page is nearly all healed up and is able to work, but after a few months of that kind of physical stress, it will take some time to get back being able to work full-time. “I’m cleared to work, but I’m trying to gain strength to go back to work. I’m missing the stamina and conditioning for a full day.”
Many livestock producers are utilizing stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals to extend the grazing season this fall.