TOLEDO (WTOL) - A fundraiser being held at held at La Fiesta in Maumee is set to help a local father make his home handicap-accessible.
Travis Garrett, 31, has three kids and despite being in good health, he suffered a massive heart attack at the end of February.
“Travis is a thin person, he’s active, he went to the doctor, it was mind-blowing, actually,” Garrett’s mother, Dianna Garrett, said.
Garrett went through multiple surgeries and had to have both his legs amputated because of blood loss.
“He’s really strong, he’s getting stronger and has a good mindset about things,” Garrett’s sister Elisabeth Crable said.
The fundraiser was organized informally by friends and the plan is to use the money to help pay for multiple ramps and a handicap-accessible bathroom at Garrett’s home.
A portion of all tabs at La Fiesta will go towards Travis’s family. Chinese auction baskets from around the community are also up for grabs. Garrett’s entire family said they are overwhelmed with the love and support the entire community has given them.
“The City of Maumee has been fantastic to us, everyone has rallied around our family and Travis” Dianna said.