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Fundraiser unites community and creates "miracle" for disabled athletes

WEINER, AR (KAIT) - After a beautiful day, residents from Weiner and neighboring towns came together and raised money for a great cause this weekend.

A pig roast was held at the high school to help raise money for the Miracle Field in Jonesboro sponsored by the miracle league, a non-profit organization.

Michelle Cadle coordinated the event and she said the Miracle Field is an important project to them.

"We have a young lady here, Miss Sadie Bowen and also Mr. Gavin Grubb's are our ambassadors", Cadle says.

Just like Gavin Grubbs, Sadie Bowen is someone that everyone was rooted for Saturday night at the event. Her grandmother, Kathy Bowen, was enthralled.

"I think that it is an amazing project and I think it's one of the most exciting things in Northeast Arkansas", Bowen says.

Bowen took care of Sadie after an accident took the life of her father and permanently injured Sadie's spinal cord.

"When we found that her legs were paralyzed we were very sad and heartbroken for her", her grandmother Bowen says.

She says Sadie has always been a true athlete at heart even before her accident three years ago.

"Playgrounds and playing ball are some things we had to avoid because her chair would not do well on the surfaces", she says.

But soon, thanks to everyone who attended, they won't have to worry about that.

"Now we won't have to avoid those things anymore. We can have her playing ball and playing on the playground with her friends again", says Bowen.

Trey Stafford from the Jonesboro Radio Group, Congressman Rick Crawford, Mayor Harold Perrin, and Senator Boozman were among the audience in the high school's gym.

Congressman Rick Crawford presented both Gavin and Sadie with flags that represented them and had flown over the United States Capitol.

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