Community unites for detective’s daughterPublished 11:21pm Thursday, April 11, 2013
Columbus native Owens, who is a star on the Discovery Channel’s show “Moonshiners” has done a promotion for the benefits and said he is so thankful he is in a position to help someone in his community.
“For the first time in my life I’m on the right side of the law,” Owens said.
Owens’ co-star Canny said it’s kind of rare when moonshiners and lawmen will come together on a cause.
Bayne said to pay for the last surgery she used her 401K and is still making payments on the medical bills. To pay for this next surgery she considered sell her jewelry and maybe having a yard sale, but her daughter Heather told her to quit worrying; that God would take care of it.
“I wish I had the faith she has,” Bayne said.
Producer Brook Hannon was asked to organize and promote the benefits and said he reached out to some of his contacts in Nashville and got Maggie Rose, a former Clemson University student to help out.
“I couldn’t imagine if this happened to someone in my family,” Hannon said. “It was a no brainer for me (to help out).”
Heather’s sister Shelby Cash said her sister being so sick is hard to believe.
“Wow, my sister has a brain tumor,” Shelby Cash said.
Heather also told Shelby when she expressed doubt that the concert would really come together that Shelby just needed to pray to God that everything would work out.
“It really truly proves how much this community can care for a family,” Shelby Cash said.
Sheriff Donald Hill said when he heard about the costs and hardship the family was going to face, it only felt right to step up and do something.