It was one and a half years ago when Summer Foust of Sharon, who is now 6, was severely injured in a lawnmower accident. As a result, her right leg suffered the bulk of damage. She has undergone numerous surgeries to try and save her leg. But the damage was too extensive.
When Summer’s leg locked up recently, doctors and family members made the decision to amputate the leg right above the knee.
Summer is wheelchair bound now and a family member describes her in “good spirits.” Eventually, she’ll have her first prosthetic and learn how to walk again with an intense round of physical therapy. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is planned with the money raised going to help offset travel expenses for the Foust family.
Family and friends have coordinated a “Leg Up for Summer” spaghetti fundraiser. Over the next few days, community members can place an order for a plate of traditional spaghetti, or opt for a barbecue-flavored spaghetti dish, with meat prepared by Squatch BBQ and Catering owner, Jason Foust of Martin. This dish will feature Memphis-style barbecue. All plates will be packaged in to-go trays for pick-up from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21 behind the Exxon gas station on University Street in Martin.
Plates are $12 each and include your choice of spaghetti, a drink and dessert. Pre-orders are recommended and may be paid for at pick-up. Message or call 731-334-9472 to pre-order. The following payment types will be accepted, cash at pick-up; CashApp to $SquatchBbq; Venmo to Jason-Foust-8 or by Paypal to @jasonfoust.