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Illness forced a driver to hang up his keys. Then dozens of truckers stepped up to help.


When a major illness ended a Kentucky man’s trucking career, a whole community of his fellow drivers showed up to show support and help him financially.

Veteran truck driver Tony Corns and his family were devastated when he was recently diagnosed with Bergers Disease, a kidney disorder that requires him to undergo dialysis treatment three times a week. Because of the illness, Corns is no longer able to drive trucks.

Truck photos from the Semi poker run. #trucksfortony feel free to tag and share. Photos By Joey and Heather Waldron

Posted by Martha Mccann on Monday, October 28, 2019

After learning the tough diagnosis, members of the trucking community in Tollesboro, Kentucky, organized an October 26 poker run with benefits going to financially support Corns and his family. The poker run was followed by a dinner and benefit auction.

As part of the benefit, more than 60 semi trucks convoyed past Corns’ home, honking and waving to show support.

The drive by of Tony's house today from the benefit Poker Run. What an awesome show of support from an amazing community! Feel free to share. #trucksfortony

Posted by Martha Mccann on Saturday, October 26, 2019

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