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To the 4-H Community

To the 4-H Community

On Friday, October 11, 4-H member Garrett Proskine, a 17-year-old senior at Unadilla Valley was in a traumatic farm accident.  He is the oldest son of Zack and Amy (Hill) Proskine, Gilbertsville, NY.

Garrett was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.  He is suffering from a severe brain bleed and skull fracture which has him remaining in critical condition.  He is currently sedated to allow his brain to relax and help with the swelling. Garrett has already undergone two surgeries. Next step is to SLOWLY bring him out of sedation.

UPDATE as of 10.30.19 - Garrett was moved to Sunnyview Rehabilitation in Schenectady, NY.  Please continue to keep lifting Garrett up in prayer as he begins this next phase of recovery.  He still has a very long road to go.

Many efforts are underway to help Garrett and his family.  Here are some opportunities to support the Proskine family.  If there are other efforts, please let me know.

Give what you can where you can, including your prayers.

Gofundme- https://www.gofundme.com/f/prayers-for-garrett-proskine

Funds raised will go towards medical costs. Hannah Vidler is the organizer.

Gilbertsville Dairy 4-H Club rbarringer@frontiernet.net

Collecting monetary donations.Becky Barringer is the organizer.

Round ‘em up Ranchers 4-H Club sharla.woodrow@gmail.com

Sending a care package with gift cards for gas and places to eat while Proskines are in Syracuse. 

ALL 4-H Clubs/members are welcome to contribute. We would love to send a big package with other clubs.  Pam & Sharla Woodrow are the organizers.

Spaghetti dinner or pancake breakfast in Gilbertsville - pwoodrow@milfordcentral.org Pam Woodrow is the organizer.

Team Garrett, Custom Ink – https://www.customink.com/fundraising/shirts-for-strength

Shirts for Strength, all funds raised will be paid directly to Zack and Amy Proskine for medical expenses. Chelsie Fuller is the organizer.

Proskine Strong - mapledownshaystraw@gmail.com

T-shirt fund raiser, all proceeds will go directly to Garrett Proskine and his family. Shirts must be ordered. Call/Text Sheri Boardman (413)770-3064 or Miranda Hill (607)373-2996

Cards and letters – send Garrett an encouraging word

Sunnyview Rehabilitation

1270 Belmont Ave

Room 365/Garrett Proskine

Schenectady, NY 12308

Contact

Patti Zellmer
4-H Program Leader (Otsego County)
psz2@cornell.edu
607-547-2536 x225

Last updated November 4, 2019