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      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.

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