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Benefit to be held for Nashua teen hurt in silo accident

NASHUA (KWWL) -- A benefit will be held next month for a Nashua teen that was severely hurt in a silo accident just days before graduation.

Keegan Henry, 17, was working at The Mill in downtown Nashua on May 19 when he fell into an empty grain silo sustaining severe brain trauma.

On the first night, doctors didn't have much hope that Keegan would survive the accident.  But, friends and family say that while Keegan is still in a coma, he has been slowly improving.

They say that surgeons will replace a large area of his skull in the next couple of weeks that was removed to relieve brain swelling.

Keegan's parents, Wayde and Kathy, have been at his side since the accident.  To help offset some of the costs, a benefit is being planned for Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Nashua Town and Country Club.

Dinner will begin at 5 p.m., with a silent auction and raffle running from 5 to 8 p.m.

A dance will follow from 7 to 11 p.m.

To volunteer or donate for auction/raffle, contact Sarah O'Neill (641) 435-4001 or Hal Kelleher (641) 435-4956.

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