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Organization Helps Injured Farmers

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Farmers never get personal or sick days, and if there's no one to help, the farm could be in danger. Farm Rescue, a non profit organization, helps harvest or planting for farm families that have experienced major injury or difficulties.

A family in Mercer got help from Farm Rescue for planting.

Months after his major accident Matt Fischer is able to work in the fields again. Fischer lost an arm and a leg last November.

"Never thought I'd need their help and all of the sudden, one day I did. Bill Gross gave us a call, said he thought we'd be a good candidate and we should probably apply," says Fischer.

Farm Rescue was among the volunteers, from surrounding counties, to help Fischer plant flax seed.

"Someone gets hurt and there's no one there to do the crops. There's a really limited time in the spring to get the crop it, and if you don't get it in, you're not going to make any money that year," says Farm Rescue team leader Randy Weaver. 

Fischer's mother Rose says throughout the entire experience he's been incredibly strong. She says she appreciates all the help the community has given their family.

"It's a very big blessing, and it's like angels on earth that can come and help a family. No matter who it is, and I never thought it would be us. But you don't know," says Rose.

Farm Rescue says it plans to plant as much of the 250 acre farm as possible before sundown.

Farm Rescue has been in operation for nine years. They say helping farm families across the nation is what they aim to do.

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