September 19, 2014

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Fundraiser planned for trustee hospitalized after being run over by tractor

PENFIELD TWP. — Penfield Township Trustee Lloyd Gordon continues to improve after he was run over by a tractor on his farm Aug. 4.

Gordon was listed in stable condition Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Gordon’s family has reported that Gordon is receiving physical therapy, although menial tasks are difficult for him.

Lloyd Gordon (File photo)

Lloyd Gordon
(File photo)

The family has been posting updates on Gordon’s condition on the website Caring Bridge. The family wrote that Gordon is healing at a remarkable rate, although he has severe optic nerve damage and has difficulty seeing. He has been moved out of the hospital and into a rehabilitation facility, and Gordon is working up to a discharge date, according to the family.

To raise money for his hospital expenses, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Gordon will be Sept. 14 at the Penfield Community Room, 41012 state Route 18. The cost of dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Plans are also in the works for another community blood drive after a successful blood drive Aug. 15. The blood drive will be 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Penfield Town Hall.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123  or cmiller@chroniclet.com.