Lakeland community gathers for Tyler Carroll benefitSubmitted: 04/23/2017
ARBOR VITAE - In December Lakeland Union student-athlete Tyler Carroll suffered severe burns on nearly half his body.

That was the result of a bonfire accident, and left the three-sport athlete looking at a long road to recovery.

Since then, the community has supported Carroll and his family every step of the way.

The same happened on Saturday as friends and family members gathered for a benefit.

Carroll says it's just another example of what the Lakeland community is all about.

"Our community sticks together, and we help each other. It's one of the benefits of a small town, especially this small town," said Carroll. "We come together and we help each other and it's amazing."

The benefit was held at the Arbor Vitae community building, and included food, live music, and dozens of raffle items.

Most of those items were donated.

Carroll says the support in recent months has really helped him recover.

"I can't even put it into words. It's really overwhelming what the community has done for me. They've really made this whole experience a lot easier for me, all I can say is thank you. Really, it's all I can say," said Carroll.

The proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Carroll family.

Click on the link below for more information on how to donate to the Tyler Carroll fund.

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