Assignment: Education - Update: Middle school student perseveres

Assignment: Education - Update: Middle school student perseveres

HILLSBORO, Wis. - A serious car accident this past July became a life-changing experience for 12-year-old Dodge Shore, from Hillsboro.

But on March 31, the community, once again, showed up to support Dodge.

Two weeks ago, we brought you the story of how Dodge and his brother and sister were on their way to the Wisconsin Dells for some summer fun when they were involved in a head-on collision that landed all three siblings in the Madison children's hospital.

Dodge had nerve damage to his spine and is now paralyzed from the waist down.

Dodge loved sports and played baseball, football and basketball. But the accident hasn't stopped him from competing.

He now plays on the Mad City Badgers in Middleton, which is near Madison.

His team is one of two Wisconsin teams in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

At the end of March, Dodge and some members of the Mad City Badgers came to Hillsboro as part of a fundraiser for the team.

They demonstrated their sport and scrimmaged some of the Hillsboro varsity girls and boys basketball players in the high school gym.

There was no admission for the event, but more than $14,000 was raised through live cake and pie auctions, concessions and raffles.

Dodge's mom said the gym was packed and there was hardly any standing room.

Dodge and his family leave for Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday, April 12, to prepare for the Wheelchair Basketball Association's national games.

His mom says she and her family are overwhelmed with all of the support from the entire area.



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