Editorial: Glenn Poole supporters deserve credit

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 05:13 PM.

The weather was cold and blustery, but still hundreds turned out for the Glenn Poole Celebration on Saturday at Havelock High.

Poole was the Havelock High student who nearly drowned while on a field trip in September at Fort Macon. Through the efforts of his fellow students, a teacher and Atlantic Beach fire personnel, his life was saved.

Still, he spent weeks in intensive care and months in the hospital recovering, and the family has endured not only those medical bills but also bills associated with his continued recovery at home.

With that in mind, a number of churches and community members came together to raise money on Saturday to help with those tremendous medical bills.

Glenn was there, greeted by family and friends, and said he was doing pretty well as he continues to recover.

We applaud the efforts of those who helped organize Saturday’s fundraiser, which for us, tells a great story about this community. No doubt we have our differences on any number of political and social issues. But one thing we share is a bond to help those who need it.

That was clearly in evidence on Saturday. People who don’t know the Poole family and who don’t have students at the high school came out to lend support, to help a family that has been through so much.



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