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April 6, 2014

Alva residents supporting boy with E. coli

ENID, Okla. — An 8-year-old Alva boy is receiving support from his community as he remains in critical condition after contracting a form of E. coli.

The Alva community has rallied in support of Connor Sneary by wearing yellow last Friday, holding fundraising events and displaying yellow ribbons across town.

Sneary reportedly is in the intensive care unit at OU Children’s Hospital.

A group of approximately 300 people responded to a request on Facebook and spelled out the word “hope” encircled in a heart for a picture taken on Friday.

T-shirts are being sold, a color run was held Saturday and a planned blood drive already has had enough response that another drive will have to be held to accommodate additional donors.

A softball tournament is set for noon on April 13 at the Alva Rec Park. Tournament entry is $100 per team or $10 per individual, said First Christian Church Associate Minister Sara Wilcox.

The Connor Sneary Benefit Skeet Shoot will be held at 1:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Alva Gun Range. The event is a recommended donation of $20 per person, Wilcox said.

There is a Love Fund at the First Christian Church, where Sneary attends.

Checks may be made out to First Christian Church and mailed to P.O. Box 144, Alva, OK 73717.

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