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Tustin Community Raises Money For Coach’s Wheelchair

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TUSTIN (CBS) — Students, parents and staff of Tustin and Foothill High Schools played a game of “Pass the Bucket” to raise money for Hillview teacher and Foothill soccer coach Barry Turner.

The 19-year veteran instructor, who has helped countless kids get their lives back on track to graduate from Tustin Unified, has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Because of this debilitating disease, Coach Turner is in need of a specialized electric wheelchair that costs $25,000. His insurance does not cover the hefty cost.

The “Pass the Bucket” fundraiser netted $12,000 for the cause, and another $1,000 has been collected since Friday.

With over 200 wins under his belt, he is considered to be one of the most winning coaches in Orange County.

Donations for the Barry Turner Medical Fund are being accepted at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union at 2115 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA, 92706. For more information, call 714-258-4000 or 800-462-8328.

For more information, visit the Barry Turner Foundation online.

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