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WGHS Rocks Out for Injured Student

A lunchtime benefit concert at Walnut Grove High School will raise funds for a fellow student recovering in Panama City Beach following a spring break car accident.

There will be a lunchtime benefit concert at by student musicians April 26 to raise money for the Garcia family holding vigil while their son recovers in a Florida hospital. Aaron Garcia was the most seriously injured in a . The teens, all seniors, were returning from a spring break vacation in Panama City Beach when the car they were in went out of control, rolling several times before coming to rest upside down. .

Money raised by the concert will go toward a fund for the family’s stay in Florida while Garcia remains hospitalized. Dylan Wheeler, Jon Cates and Whisper Bolen will perform in the courtyard during lunch break.

“Just $1 to get in, but you can donate more money if you like,” Wheeler wrote on the Facebook page. “All proceeds go to the Garcia Family.”

r struggles to recover from serious injuries sustained in the accident. However, the news on his recovery finally appears to be taking a more positive tone. Although he remains in intensive care, an entry with information from his mother at 9 a.m. April 25 reads, “Aaron is stable after yesterday's surgery, doing good, lots of pain medicine, keep praying.”

An entry on April 23 noted that he had spoken to his mother and much of what he said could be understood. Regular reports on Garcia's recovery can be found on a Facebook Update Page.

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