A benefit raffle to help Ashwood resident, and young volunteer firefighter, Devin Krasznavolgyi with medical expenses has raised $10,000, according to Pratum Co-op, which sponsored the raffle for half a hog.
The half a hog was won by Lynne Cloud, who works at Pratum. "I was not there when they drew the winning ticket," she insisted, somewhat embarrassed by winning. But that's the way it goes in a small town.
Krasznavolgyi was burned on the arms, neck and face Aug. 10, while helping fight a wildfire in Antelope, and spent almost three weeks at the Emanuel Burn Center in Portland. He was able to come home on Aug. 30.
Contacted last Friday, his mother, Dani Cowdry, gave an update on his condition.
"Devin's doing really well. He had skin grafts on his arms and right hand, but didn't need any on his face and neck, and he's healing well. Burns take a long time to heal and he will have to wear compression (sleeves) on his arms for 12 months," she said.
"He hopes he will be able to go back to Eastern Oregon University this fall for his sophomore year," she added.