Who: Montrose resident Garrett Farr is known as a fun-loving, hard-working, 25-year-old guy always ready to help others. A fan of riding four-wheelers and utility terrain vehicles and shooting guns, Farr also loves spending time with his family, which includes 2-year-old son Logan, girlfriend Samantha Santora, dad Terry Farr, mom Debbie Sprouse, stepfather Andy Sprouse, sisters Emma and Ashlynn, and brother Aiden.
What: Farr’s life upended on May 20 when he suffered a stroke that led to a month-long hospitalization in the intensive care unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Because of COVID-19, his family could not visit him but was able to video chat, although Farr’s diagnosis of “locked-in syndrome” meant he could only blink his eyes to communicate. Farr later moved to Select Specialty Hospital, where he was weaned off a ventilator, and then spent seven weeks undergoing physical, occupational and speech therapies at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
How: A drive-through takeout-only wings and Stromboli dinner to raise money for Farr’s treatment will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at United Fire Company, 72 Monument St., Montrose. Tickets cost $6 for an 8-inch Stromboli (regular or gluten-free), $15 for a dozen chicken wings (mild, hot, barbecue, honey mustard or garlic butter Parmesan), $50 for 50 wings and $20 for the combo meal (a dozen wings and a Stromboli). Guests also can check out basket raffles when they pick up their meals. Advance tickets are required; for more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Any other donations for Farr can be mailed to Debbie Sprouse at 160 Beebe Hollow Road, Montrose, PA 18801.
In her own words: “The support and donations will help in ways of home adaptations to help live a quality life at home, and with month-to-month expenses.” — Debbie Sprouse, mother
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest