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Fundraiser planned for Goodlettsville family hit with hardships

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Three separate car accidents left Sharon Gannon and her two sons with long-lasting injuries. Sharon's husband was killed in a fourth crash. Three separate car accidents left Sharon Gannon and her two sons with long-lasting injuries. Sharon's husband was killed in a fourth crash.
The Gannon's mobile home is not handicap-friendly and their decades-old van is not reliable. The Gannon's mobile home is not handicap-friendly and their decades-old van is not reliable.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - A fundraiser will be held this weekend in Goodlettsville for a family who has endured a series of unimaginable hardships. 

In 1964, Sharon Gannon was in a serious car accident that left her with lingering orthopedic issues.

Her eldest son Clint suffered brain trauma in a bike vs. car accident in 1987.

Three years later, in 1990, her husband was killed on a single car accident less than two miles from the family’s home.

Then, in 1999, Gannon had another curve ball thrown at her when her then-18-year-old son Scott was involved in a car accident while on his way home from work.

Scott sustained a spinal cord injury in the crash that resulted in quadriplegia. 

 "It's been a rough road," said Sharon Gannon.

Five years ago, Sharon and Scott moved into a mobile home after struggling financially for years while maintain the family’s home.

Shannon, who is also Scott's caretaker her, tries her best to take care of her son but everyday tasks are challenging because their home isn’t handicap-friendly and their decades-old van, which was donated recently, is not very reliable.

The community is holding a fundraiser to help them with their financial needs.

The benefit will take place beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at Dougie Ray's Bar & Grill located at 903 Rivergate Parkway in Goodlettsville. 

The event will feature a silent auction and raffle, yard sale, art sale, car wash, and live music from 7 p.m. to Midnight.

"Even if we got $500 bucks or raise $15,000 anything is good for that situation," said benefit organizer Matt Daughtry.

Online donations for the Gannon family are being collected through YouCaring.com.
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