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Updated: 04/22/2014 06:20:05PM

‘Friendraiser’ supports amputee

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

During a "Friendraiser" Saturday at Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda, Betty and Jimmy Joslyn present a plaque with the words "Right Time, Right Place" to Dr. Jorge Cabrera, who witnessed the Aug. 22 traffic accident and rushed to save Jimmy’s life by applying a tourniquet to his leg.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Folks check out the items available for auction at Saturday's "Friendraiser" for Jimmy Joslyn at Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

A ceremonial check for $2,100 is presented to Jimmy Joslyn, the result of a cruise-dinner-dessert fundraiser provided by King Fisher Fleet, the Village Fish Market and Simply Sweet — all located at Fishermen’s Village.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Father and daughter, Geary Larocque and Lisa Donan, take advantage of the live music with some quality time on the dance floor at the "Friendraiser."

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A large crowd turned out Saturday for a "Friendraiser" at Fishermen’s Village to support Jimmy Joslyn, who continues his recovery from a serious motorcycle accident in August.

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The Reconnections band provides the soundtrack to Saturday’s fundraiser for Jimmy Joslyn at Fishermen’s Village.

By GARY ROBERTS

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PUNTA GORDA — Friends and supporters walk up to Jimmy Joslyn, say hello and shake his hand, smiles all around. Easily approachable, Joslyn offers his thanks and appreciation for coming out.

There is no talk of past tragedy; only of the future ahead.

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