LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Heartwarming support has been pouring in for a veteran sheriff’s deputy with terminal cancer in Lebanon.
The community joined together Sunday to give back to Robert Harrison, who is battling lymphatic leukemia. But he doesn’t let it affect his attitude.
“Anytime you think you’ve got it tough, look around, there’s somebody in worse shape,” said Harrison.
Sunday, $3,200 was raised for Harrison at The Gun Room shooting range in Lebanon, but Harrison focuses more on a different kind of support.
“I’ve been given a gift. How many people drop dead and can’t say goodbye to friends? So I’ve been given extra time. I can visit and have a good time and talk to people. Most people never get that chance. It’s a mixed blessing,” Harrison told News 2 during the event.
Harrison went on to say, “You don’t realize how many people, how many friends you have ’til stuff like this happens.”
The event Sunday was just one of the many events planned for the benefit of Harrison and his family. Click here for more information on how you can help with the upcoming Sherry’s Run.