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Published December 06, 2010, 09:54 PM

Hundreds Come Out For Michael Hart Benefit

Michael Hart was pinned between two cars in October and had to have his leg amputated. Friends and family helped throw a benefit to cover medical expenses.

Hundreds of people showed their support tonight for a Grand Forks man hurt in a car accident.

Michael Hart was pinned between two cars in October and had to have his leg amputated.

The Hart's are overwhelmed with all the support they have seen, and tonight was no exception.

Michael Hart was hit by a suspected drunk driver after picking up a highchair that fell out of his truck on a Grand Forks road.

"It was the 17th of October." Hart's son Donavon said.

His 7-month-old stepdaughter and 6 year old son were in the car that got hit and were not injured.

"He was like standing in the middle and he got crashed really hard and I went in the ambulance car." Donavon said.

Hart had to have his leg amputated after being pinned between the two cars and has had several surgeries along with fighting an infection.

"I still struggle a little bit at home, I'm adjusting, learning." Hart said.

A benefit tonight at the VFW in East Grand Forks had friends and family helping out.

"Overwhelming, I don't know what to say. There are people here from my kindergarten through all my jobs in Grand Forks." Hart said.

Including Hart's babysitter, who still remembers him as a little kid.

"Nice to see him so cheerful, considering what he's been through. He's gone through an awful lot." Lucille Bluemke said.

A lot, but even at home he has a little help.

"I usually help my daddy carry his pop and all the stuff that he needs upstairs and downstairs." Donavon said.

And as for the future, Hart keeps a positive attitude.

"Who knows, the sky is the limit right now." Hart said.

If you would like to help out the Hart family, you can send a donation to Gate City Bank, 3205 S. Washington St. Grand Forks, ND 58201.

Make sure that you mark that it's for the Michael Hart Benefit.