Grifton welcomes home 12-year-old boy injured in accident

GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Family Town of Grifton is once again living up to its name by sticking together during tough times. This time they are banding together to help a local 12-year-old boy.

Logan Barrow was involved in a tragic gun accident in August which caused a spinal injury that left him partial paralyzed.

Since the accident, Barrow and his family have been across the state helping Logan during his recovery and rehabilitation.

While the family was away, friends, neighbors, classmates, and strangers came together. The community held several baseball tournaments to raise funds and even built a wheelchair ramp at the family’s home.

On Oct. 20th, the community united again for a welcome celebration for Logan. During the celebration Grifton EMS escorted Logan and his family through town to a parade of signs and well wishes at Logan’s school.

“It’s amazing when you find out that people in the world still have a heart. At a time when most people are caught up in other things and we don’t have time to stop and think about our fellow person, they all took time to stop and think about a little 12-year-old boy,” said Logan’s father, Scott Maready.

Logan’s family says words cannot express how the community support has helped them during this difficult time.

“There’s no way in this world to thank everybody; but, we just appreciate so much what they’ve done for our whole family,” said Maready.

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