Feed store raising money for Preston man with ALS

Preston - The local Fleming Feed & Hardware store is raising money this month to help defray medical and other costs faced by the family of Rob Irvine, who was diagnosed with ALS a year ago.

Irvine was forced to leave his job, and his wife Melissa had to return to work to keep medical insurance for herself, her husband and their three young children.

The family had to redesign their home to create a first-floor bedroom for Irvine, but several weeks ago, he fell and broke a hip and has had a full hip replacement.

The family has tried to maintain a positive attitude. People can follow their progress at the Facebook page "We love Rob Irvine."

Fleming's Feed is donating part of the proceeds from sales at the store at 353 Route 165, Preston. The store has raised $1,000 and hopes to raise at least $5,000.

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