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Community raises money for man who had leg amputated

Updated: July 18, 2020 11:36 PM

The Northland community came together on Saturday to raise money for a man who had to have his leg amputated.

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There was a silent auction on Saturday at the Scanlon Community Center to raise money for Doug Plante, who had his leg amputated as a result of having Sarcoma in his pelvis.

Doug's siblings say they were pleased with the turnout, and everyone keeping COVID-19 guidelines in mind throughout the event.

"I just think it is phenomenal that people would come out of all ages. They answered questions about COVID. We had an apparatus set up, so we could do contact tracing, so that felt really good, plus for folks to reach out and to be generous, I think has been just really phenomenal," Doug's sister, Michelle said.

The money raised will be used to pay for Doug's medical expenses, and adaptions to both his house and vehicle.

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