Pig Sale Donation
"It's been pretty tough"
18 year old Corbin Wiggins of Trenton is talking about his battle with cancer.
Last year Corbin was diagnosed with no fewer than 4 types of cancer.
Word began to spread and 10 year old Chandler Beach of Trenton wanted to help.
"I met him 2 weeks ago, and i didn't really know him. but for him to do something like this for me, when he didn't even know me, that means a lot," said Wiggins.
Something like this is an unusual fundraiser planned by Chandler Beach, who decided to donate to Corbin's cause. His donation? A show pig named "buckshot" he is raising, and then....
""to give all the money to corbin," said Beach.
"Chan woke up one morning, and he said i know what i'm going to do with my fair money from buckshot. i figured a new bb gun or something like that. and he said i'm going to give the money to corbin wiggins," explained Jennifer Beach, Chandler's grandmother.
Chandler decided to put his pig in the Suwannee River Fair for auction. For the pigs' size, he wasn't expecting very much.
"3 dollars a pound," said Beach.
But after the auctioneer announced to the crowd what chandler planned to do with the money, the bidding started to escalate.
"It was 3 dollars, then 8 dollars, then 50, then 75 dollars," said Beach.
And after more than 50 people pooled their resources, what was the final figure?
"19,999," said Beach.
Corbin and his family could barely believe the news.
"I almost started crying, but i didn't, i tried to keep it in, but i felt pretty blessed for all of that," said Corbin Wiggins.
"I couldn't say enough, I'm at a loss for words with everything right now," said Angie Wiggins, Corbin's mother.
Given the opportunity, what would Angie Wiggins say to all the contributors?
"Oh I'd hug them. Everyone of them, I'd hug and thank them," said Angie Wiggins.
And as for how she would describe the young man who put this all in motion?
"Oh goodness, I don't know... God's angel," said Angie Wiggins.
Corbin says its individuals like Chandler that have helped him through his battle.
"It means a lot. If I didn't have my family and my friends to support me, I don't think I could do it alone," said Wiggins.
And with the support of his family, and this new friend, he won't have to.
Mike Gismondi, TV20 News
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