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— Courtesy of Whitney Aveyard

Brandon Aveyard stands next to his sister, Samantha Gilman, at her wedding. Aveyard grew up in Knox and moved, to pursue acting, in California, where he has been in a coma since a motorcycle accident in July. An event to raise money for his transportation home to New York will be held at Curry Freeze in Rotterdam from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct 19.