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Coosa High School Students and Staff Rally Around Injured Junior

Coosa High School students are rallying around an injured classmate and his family in their time of need. The CHS school store and the CHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes are selling t-shirts and bracelets in the CHS school store to benefit Ben Masters and his family. All proceeds from the sale of the items will be donated to help with medical expenses for Ben. The teen was injured in a one-car accident on Saturday evening in the Coosa community. He sustained spinal injuries in the accident that have left him paralyzed below the chest at this time. Ben was taken by helicopter to Atlanta where he is scheduled for surgery today. Plans are to transfer him to Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta after the surgery.

The CHS t-shirt sold to benefit the Masters’ will be black with Benjamin on the front and Ben’s football number (58) on the back. The items may be purchased at the store from the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or at the CHS football game on Friday evening. The bracelets will be available for $3.00. The t-shirt is only $12.

The West Rome McDonald’s location has planned a benefit night for the Master’s family on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. McDonald’s will donate 30 percent of all sales during this time to the family. Ben worked at the Shorter Avenue McDonald’s location. An account has also been established at River City Bank for donations to help the Masters family.

Ben Masters is a junior at Coosa High School. His mother Karen teaches at Alto Park Elementary in Floyd County Schools. His father Rob is a community representative on the Local School Governance Team (LSGT) at Coosa High School and an active volunteer in the school system.