|Published:||Oct 06, 2012 6:04 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT|
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. - The death defying Gator Boys put on an entertaining show in front of the Glades County crowd. The Animal Planet stars, based out of Broward County, were the main attraction for the Gator Fred Field Day in Moore Haven.
"We all just wanted to pull together and show him how much we love him. And we wanted to have a special day for him," said Linda Martin, a family friend who organized the event and fundraiser.
The field day is to help raise money to pay for Fred Langdale's expensive medical costs. The Moore Haven teenager lost his right hand when he was attacked by an 11-foot gator last July.
He know wears a special prosthesis, which of course is camo.
"It is truly overwhelming to know that we come from a community that would turn out like this for my son," said Felinda Langdale, Fred's mother.
And turn out they did. You would have thought it was for a football game, as much of the crowd wore the same "Gator Fred" t-shirt.
"Even though we're a small town, we're a small town with a big heart."
The event also featured a live and silent auction, with the grand prize being an airboat ride with Gator Fred as the guide.