Amputees Climb To New Heights

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Around a half dozen amputees, who do a variety of fitness activities together climbed the rock wall at Willamalane Saturday. They all come from different backgrounds. Some have been amputees for years, others just a few months. The group says getting together to try new challenges is a rewarding experience. “Really empowering. … Continue reading »

New Restaurant Inspired By The Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Another big milestone for a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy severely injured with his wife by a hit-and-run driver while vacationing in Mexico. For the last 10 or so months KEZI 9 News has followed Drew and Michelle Wattier’s recovery. Drew’s sister and brother-in-law are starting a new chapter for the family by … Continue reading »

Wattier Run Raises $16,000

EUGENE, Ore. — The Drew and Michelle Wattier Medical Fund Run was a huge success. The family told KEZI 9 News that more than $16,000 was raised to help the couple. The highlight of the day was when Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier got out of his wheelchair and walked with a walker across … Continue reading »

Drew Wattier Attends Benefit Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier made his first public appearance since a crash in Mexico critically injured him and his wife, Michelle. For family and friends, although the whole situation has been tough, the community support for Drew and Michelle has been touching. The crowd of four hundred runners didn’t surprise … Continue reading »

Wattier Benefit Run This Weekend

EUGENE, Ore — Last-minute preparations are under way for a race this weekend to benefit Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle. The Wattiers were injured in a hit-and-run while in Mexico. Friends, including those from the LCSO, say runners will want to grab their running shoes and come out Sunday because … Continue reading »