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Saturday hog roast to benefit Richmond

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

On July 1, Tim Richmond was bicycling with a friend in the Rolling Acres subdivision when he collided head-on with the other cyclist. The crash broke "every bone in my face, except my jaw," Richmond said in a July 27 interview with the Daily Mail.

A string of reconstructive surgeries followed the crash; A tracheotomy was performed. The remaining apparatus will soon be removed and a plate supporting the roof of his mouth also was to be removed, he said at the time.

Five titanium plates surrounding his left eye socket, on his cheek and alongside his nose are permanent.

A manager at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Harrisonville, husband of Leva and father of three daughters, Haiden, Hunter and Halle, Richmond said at a July 27 benefit he was glad his employer has been understanding, "Luckily, they're pretty good about stuff like this," he said.

Leva said the same of her employer, USBank's Nevada branch.

Leva said Tuesday that another surgery was required about two weeks ago, to address a complication from scarring around the tracheotomy site that had narrowed his airway; but he's recovering well from that as well. The family continues to hope and work toward his full recovery, but there's still a long road ahead.

"We've been very blessed to have the community," and the support of their employers as well, Leva said.

In the hope of easing the family's burden, friends have organized a hog roast to benefit the Richmond family, Saturday, at the Nevada Elks Lodge, 510 N. Centennial Blvd., Nevada. Dinner, will be served at 6 p.m. for a donation of $8 per person, and entertainment will begin at 7. Carry-out dinners will be available.

For information, contact Dr. Jason Meisenheimer at (417) 667-3699. Donations also may be made at USBank or at Meisenheimer's office, 200 S. Alma, Nevada.

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