On Aug. 9, a fundraiser was held at New Life Academy in Woodbury, where Mann went to school.
The donations are now up to
more than $23,000.
“We were truly blown away with the amount of love and support we received,” he wrote on the Mark Mann’s Recovery Facebook page.
Mann, who talks about the strength of his faith, has maintained
a positive outlook on life.
“It really isn’t a sob story. I’m grateful to be alive and breathing,” Mann said. “I’m a pretty positive person, and I’ve tried to keep that mind-set throughout.”
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