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Community Continues to Rally Behind Garrett Rogers

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1979 Corvette donated, and will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to Garrett's family (Source: Josh Wharton) 1979 Corvette donated, and will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to Garrett's family (Source: Josh Wharton)
10-year-old Garrett Rogers remains in "critical but stable" condition in the hospital (Source: Josh Wharton) 10-year-old Garrett Rogers remains in "critical but stable" condition in the hospital (Source: Josh Wharton)

MILLSBORO, Del. - A quick glance on Facebook will show that the Sussex County community has come together in support of the family of Garrett Rogers. A search of #GMoneyStrong will bring about countless photos and videos from people across Delmarva and beyond. Now a new act of generosity includes a corvette. 

On Thursday evening, friend of the family Josh Wharton posted on Facebook that somebody had donated a 1979 corvette to the Good Ole Boy Foundation. In the post, he said that the car would be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the family of Garrett. 

"Since the accident we all have been blown away for support for Garrett," he wrote. "And we all are very proud to call this place home right now."

Wharton said that the Corvette was donated by Eddie and Gail Ober Lambden, and that it will be raffled off starting June 4. 

"There truly is no place better to live than right here in good ole Sussex," he wrote. "It's a real honor and privilege to call you guys neighbors. Eddie and Gail, thank you so much. You both are some of the most selfless ppl we know."

There are also plenty of other fundraising efforts taking place across Delmarva, including the sale of t-shirts, at the Laurel-based business Sportz Tees, with all proceeds going to Garrett's family. 

Delaware State Police said Garrett was crossing Iron Branch Road in Millsboro to try to retrieve two baseballs on May 14 when he was hit by a van. Police said that the driver of the van, 54-year-old John Swift is now facing charges for driving under the influence.

Wharton told WBOC on Friday that Garrett remains in "critical but stable" condition at AI Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. 

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