Family holds fundraiser after alleged July 4 assault

The Hensley family hosted a fundraiser for their father Sunday after they say he was assaulted on July 4.

Posted: Aug 11, 2019 5:06 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2019 5:06 PM

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from the community. emma jerome: "steve hensley says he doesn't remember anything that happened that night, but what he does know is the support this community has offered him is unparalleled." steve hensley: "i'm just very very grateful i woke up alive" steve hensley is recovering after an alleged july 4th attack that left him in the hospital for over 3 weeks... many of those days spend in intensive care. now his family is raising money to tackle the growing medical costs that accompany his recovery. sunday they threw a fundraiser with local bands... concessions... and a raffle at the e-m-u on university of oregon's campus. cassie hensley: "lots of great people out here just to kind of enjoy a great day with us and have some smiles. we haven't smiled in a while so this is nice." steve works as a custodian at the emu and he says they have been very supportive of his recovery. steve came home from the o-h-s-u monday july 29th... and cassie says his recovery has been slow but they are just happy to have him home cassie hensley: " it's great. i kind of feel like a weirdo because every time i meet somebody i'm like 'thank you so much" and then i'm like "can i hug you?" like it's so weird. it feels like this community is wrapping their arms around us and really really supporting us... it really feels like home." sh: "i'm sort of a quiet guy and i know i've got people out there who think about me, but to hear of 50... 75... 100 people just so glad that you've made it and that you're getting better is sort of a boost to encourage me to get better faster." ej: "cassie says thyey have fundraisers going for her father all month and if you would like to find out when and where those are you can head to our website at reporting in eugene... emma jerome...
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