Abilene Rallies Together, Raises Over $30K To Aid Local Business Co-Owner’S Life-Saving Heart Transplant

The community of Abilene, Texas came together to raise over $30,000 for David Bradshaw, co-owner of the Dixie Pig, who is in need of a heart transplant. Bradshaw has been dealing with complications from a long-term heart condition, and his friends and family organized a benefit to show their love and support. The event featured live music, food, a cook-off competition, and a live auction, with all proceeds going towards Bradshaw’s medical expenses. Bradshaw expressed his surprise and gratitude for the support he received, noting that even in the rain, people showed up to help. The benefit raised funds through auctioning items like guitars signed by Taylor Swift and Willie Nelson, as well as donations from participants in the cook-off competition.

Tracy Mitchell, a close friend and main event organizer, emphasized the importance of coming together to support Bradshaw and his wife Jill, saying that everyone was there to help them during their time of need. Misty Heans, another friend, shared that Bradshaw and his family have become like family to her after working together for 11 years. Bradshaw’s daughter, Krista Martin, expressed her belief in her dad’s support system and the ongoing fight they have in front of them. This community-driven effort highlights the power of coming together to support a fellow community member in need.

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