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Published April 28, 2012, 04:31 PM

Grand Forks High School Senior gets Support after Accident

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- A high school senior in Grand Forks is getting some help from the community, after suffering a severed spinal column from a motorcycle accident.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- A high school senior in Grand Forks is getting some help from the community, after suffering a severed spinal column from a motorcycle accident.

The ski and bike shop held an event today, hoping to raise enough money for a custom made bike for Ben.

Instead of peddling with his feet, Ben will use his arms. The custom bike is roughly 5-thousand dollars, but with the community's help, his family hopes he'll be able to be active again after the accident last October.

Ben says, "It means a lot, just that the community is coming out and hanging out I guess and supporting me through my accident."

Mary and Nathan Johnson/Ben's parents say, "It's really just such an awesome thing, like how ben said, the community is coming together. Ben's been a real active kid with biking and roller blading and outdoor sports and with his accident he's been so limited, and with the hand bike this is something he can do."

Ben plans on biking a marathon once he masters his new bike.

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