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A followup story on a local boy who became a double amputee.

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL. (WWSB) - Saturday afternoon "Evies Tavern" on Bee Ridge Road held a benefit for two year old Colton's family to help to pay the child's medical bills.

According to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff's office Colton was sitting on his father's lap as he dove a tractor in East Manatee County on June 14th. 

Colton Strong

A benefit was held Saturday to help pay the medical bills of a two year old who lost his legs in a tractor accident.

Colton was trying to get down when the tractor lunged forward.   Colton's legs were crushed by a tractor tire and were later amputated by doctors.  

Now with the strength of the community and his family behind him, a friend of that family says he is doing much better.  And, that thanks to the support from the community,  organizers of today's benefit say the family now wants to give back to the community, raising money for others families in need under the "Colton Strong" banner.

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