CORINTH - "Friends of the Fedor Family" will be hosting a benefit to raise monetary and public support at Mollie's Mason Jar Restaurant on 13 Park Ave Ext. in Hadley March 7 from 4 - 7 p.m.
The Fedor family of Corinth was struck with enormous tragedy on Jan. 15, when Jeff, the family patriarch, was running on Route 9 and a deer was hit by a passing car, launching it into him and sending him into the ditch.
Jeff, a fifth-grade teacher at Corinth Central School District, suffered six broken ribs and a severely damaged kidney and was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.
Four days after he was admitted, Jeff and his wife Missy (Harr), originally from Indian Lake, were notified their 15-year-old daughter, Sherene, was on her way to the hospital as well.
After being treated for a nose bleed that lasted more than an hour at school, Sherene, a freshman at Corinth Central School, had been taken to Glens Falls Hospital and later became a patient three floors below her father in Albany.
The next day, Sherene and her parents were notified that she was diagnosed with leukemia.
After a long month for the Fedor family, both Jeff and Sherene are now home in Corinth. Jeff's injuries are still healing, while Sherene and Missy have began commuting to Glens Falls Hospital for her treatments.
Despite the sudden onset of misfortune, the Fedor's remain optimistic that they can handle these challenges.
"Strong-willed people make an effort to survive. If you aren't strong willed, I don't know how you're gonna make it through hard times," said Sherene.
Aside from Jeff's teaching job, the Fedor family run several businesses including a substantial horse boarding and training facility, River Run Stables, at their home in Corinth. They also have another daughter, Taylor, who is 12-years-old.