Friends, family team up to help injured Missouri farmer

2 years 8 months 1 week ago Saturday, October 10 2015 Oct 10, 2015 Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:58:05 AM CDT October 10, 2015 in News
By: Associated Press

MEXICO (AP) — When Michael Sweitzer lost his balance and fell from his combine, he thought he might lose more than half of his 185-acre corn crop in central Missouri.

After all, the fall left him with three broken ribs and a punctured lung, which doctors said would take up to two months to heal.

The future of the 110 acres of corn he had yet to harvest looked grim.

The Mexico Ledger reports that friends, family and neighbors showed up Tuesday with their own equipment and supplies to pick up where Sweitzer left off.

Mary Ellen Sweitzer, Michael's mother, says all the people who came to help "are angels."

Michael Sweitzer says he was shocked by the "outpouring of love."

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