Dixie Pig Co-Owner Receives Overwhelming Support From Local Community For Heart Transplant

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – David Bradshaw, co-owner of the beloved Dixie Pig Diner in Abilene, is in need of a heart transplant after battling heart problems for 30 years. Bradshaw’s daughter, Krista Martin, revealed that a recent kidney infection has complicated his diagnosis. Despite the difficulties, Bradshaw chose to undergo the LVAD heart pump treatment, and he was able to return home two weeks ago. In support of Bradshaw, the community has organized the David Bradshaw Benefit, which will take place on Saturday at 1541 South Treadaway. The event will feature food, raffles, an auction, and live music, with all proceeds going towards Bradshaw’s medical expenses.

Known for its family-friendly atmosphere and homestyle cooking, the Dixie Pig Diner has been a second home for many customers. Bradshaw, who always had a seat at the family table, was described by friend Tommy Simons as someone who is always helpful and considerate. With the benefit, the community aims to give back to Bradshaw, who has given his all to others. The auction at the event will include signed guitars from renowned musicians Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift.

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