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Benefit set for local man injured in wreck on Red River Bridge Monday

by MyParisTexas
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A benefit has been set for Lamar County resident Shane Brown who was seriously injured in a wreck on the Red River bridge Monday afternoon.

“Another car traveling northbound struck a piece of metal called an expansion joint that had come loose on the bridge,” said daughter Brittany Brown-Roberts

“My dad also hit the metal expansion joint and both front tires blew out, broke the axle and he lost control rolling his semi.”

Roberts said her father was pinned in the semi until help arrived.

“They cut him out and airlifted him to medical city Plano where underwent t9-L2 spinal fusion for a complete fracture at t11-12.”

Brown is currently paralyzed from the waist down and will be transferred to a neuro rehab facility on Friday.

“Everyone is very optimistic. The staff has been amazing. They are being very aggressive with therapy and he continues to show improvement.”

With no medical insurance and a long road to recovery ahead, friends of the family created a gofundme to help the family with medical expenses.

“The recovery ahead could possibly be 18-months or longer.” 

A ‘Shane Brown Benefit’ has also been set for Saturday, January 26th, at the Elks Lodge from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A BBQ lunch plate can be purchased and there will be live music as well as a live and silent auction.

All proceeds will go directly to the Brown family.

Photo: Jennifer Phillips/Brittany Brown-Roberts

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8 comments

Casey Ramsey January 17, 2019 - 4:33 pm

While I don’t know your husband Shane Brown or you, I am so sorry that you and he are going through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers and Plano has some excellent spinal doctors. I have so many memories of Paris, Texas from my family and this was shared by a family member. I do fundraiser for any cause through my jewelry business. I would give back by donating 1/2 of my profit to You. Every little bit helps even if it is just a small amount. He has a long road ahead of him. Many prayers coming your way. Casey Hunter Ramsey. It is better if you message me if interested in a jewelry fundraiser on facebook @StunningJewelsbyCasey

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Brittany Brown Roberts. January 18, 2019 - 7:20 pm

I will contact you by email. Thank you!

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Carrie Wigley January 17, 2019 - 11:42 pm

Jimmy knew him..We are so sorry. Praying.

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Brittany Brown Roberts January 18, 2019 - 7:21 pm

Jimmy Wigley was one of my parent great friends. I have so many memories of him. Please have him contact us. 9034958562.

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Jacquelyn Garner January 18, 2019 - 12:57 am

I am an Elks member an will be there to support this family so come out join us in showing how Paris cares.

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Irene Bryant January 18, 2019 - 1:34 pm

Need mailing address. I don’t do go fund me but will make donation

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Brittany Brown Roberts January 18, 2019 - 7:18 pm

Thank you very much. We appreciate all the support. Mailing address 350 County Road 34250 Sumner, TX 75486. Telephone number is 903-495-8562.

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Billie Glidden January 21, 2019 - 5:11 pm

I will not be able to attend this event due to a previous engagement, however, my husband, Thomas Glidden of TSC, will be attending. I would like to donate an item for the silent auction or whatever you see fit. I am a Choctaw artist and it would be an honor to be a able to help in some small way since I can not attend the benefit.

God Bless

Billie Glidden

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