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A colossal of support for local stroke victim

On June 22nd, a fundraiser for Carter Goodwin was held at Smoaks Hunting Club. Friends and family gathered to support Carter after he had a massive stroke that has left him paralyzed on his right side. BBQ sandwiches, homemade desserts, a silent auction, turkey shoot and chicken drop was held to help with financial expenses. The Chicken Drop was extremely successful, organized by Marion Sauls.

Carter Goodwin is the father of James Vernon and Cooper Ellis. On March 29th Carter suffered a massive stroke. The family was told his main artery in his neck was 100% blocked and he had a small blood clot in his brain. Doctors put stints in his neck, but were unsuccessful in getting the clot in his brain. Carter then suffered a severe seizure which led to fluid increasing rapidly on his brain and slipped into a coma. After many days, Carter finally opened his eyes. It has left him paralyzed on his right side. He has an extremely long journey ahead of him with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and more. He is currently in a rehabilitation facility working hard to be able to come back home.

James Vernon, Carter’s oldest son, who is a 2018 graduate of Colleton County High School has been seeing to his father’s needs and tending to his medical expenses. The family really appreciates the community and sponsors that made the benefit a success.

They are still trying to raise money with a raffle going on through Labor Day. 1st prize- 1187 shotgun; 2nd-65 quart yeti; 3rd-$200 Costa Del Mar gift certificate. For more information contact Marion Sauls 843-908-5257 or Teresa Sauls 843-908-8098.

Nicki Maxey (60 Posts)