Community shows support for Ian Hogg | Community Spirit
Around 100 people showed up Saturday, Oct. 29 to support Ian Hogg, a Marine who is now battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Hogg was diagnosed with ALS two years ago and now gets around using a wheelchair. The funds raised at the community-wide benefit will help him and his family move into a wheelchair accessible home. Right now they are living with Hogg's grandmother in her wheelchair accessible home in Cullman.
The softball tournament, BBQ dinner, motorcycle ride and raffle were organized into a day-long fundraiser by Joey Richerzhagen, a man who has known Ian Hogg for nearly 20 years.
"He's just a good boy and you can just see he has a lot of people that love him," Richerzhagen said.
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