Fundraiser planned for Johnston firefighter

Braden Leonard

{}Friends and family of a Johnston firefighter have organized a fundraiser to offset his medical bills from flesh-eating bacteria.

Braden Leonard was mountain-biking in Newport in June, when he fell onto a thorn bush.

He learned later he contracted a flesh-eating disease, and ended up losing his right hand.

A fundraiser Wednesday night at Sandywoods in Tiverton will go toward prosthetics to get Leonard back to work.