Both of Jude Hill’s feet had to be amputated after he was run over by a lawn mower. Now, the community is taking action to help his family.
The family operates off of just one income and they have five kids. They say they're completely floored by the community's commitment to help.
“We are as a family strengthened by this and challenged by it,” said Jen Hill. She and her family have had lots of ups and downs this summer.
“June 21st I backed up over him with our riding lawnmower,” explained Jude’s father, Greg. “It immediately amputated his left foot.”
The family was anticipating the birth of their fourth child before the accident. It’s an accident the family will never forget. However, they say it’s strengthened their family bond.
Jude's accident didn't just deepen the family’s relationship, it brought them closer to the community.
“We don't know very many people at all in the community, [yet] and they decided to do the fundraiser for Jude,” said Greg.
Jen is a stay at home mom who home-schools her kids. During the surgery, Greg was on family medical leave and now they're faced with the medical bills, physical therapy, and cost of prosthetics.
“We spent 28 days in the hospital and so our medical expenses are pretty large,” explained Greg.
The Hill family said they're overwhelmed by the community's quick response to their need for support.
They also said they know there's someone watching over it all.
“God is enough for them. He's always enough,” Jen said confidently.
If you’d like to donate click here. You can also visit Heartland Bank and ask to donate to the “Jude Hill Benefit Fund.”
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