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Drumming to help an injured classmate

November 9, 2005

Albany -- Lee County High School students will drum for a good cause Saturday. The Lee County High School Band Drumline will play for four hours outside Wal-Mart to raise money for Michael Odom.

 The 17 year old sophomore Odom was critically injured in a truck crash in Lee County in October. Shay Griffin died in that crash.

All the money the drummers raise Saturday in their Drum-A-Thon will go to the Odom family, to help with medical expenses. Lee County Drumline member Garret Snyder said "His medical bills and the cost expense for them living in the hospital were going to be a pretty good amount. We all felt the need to do something to help them out. So we are doing what we know how to do best, drum."

The Lee County High drummers will be playing from 9 AM to 1 PM Saturday at the Albany Wal-Mart, taking donations to help their classmate Michael Odom.

Odom is still in critical condition in Phoebe Putney's Intensive Care Unit with head injuries.

Family members say Odom is showing good signs, and has responded and spoken to them in the last few days.

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