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Southern Sons host benefit for local teenager

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By PETER SAWYER

Local motorcyclists will rally together to help raise money for a teenager’s medical expenses.
Like many 15 year olds, Bradley Turner enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and going to church. But lately, he has been in and out of the intensive care unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, where doctors are attempting to increase his body weight so that he can go to a hospital in St. Louis for a lung transplant.
His father, Steve Turner, is president of the Southern Sons Motorcycle Club. The Southern Sons is hosting a benefit at the American Legion on May 5 at 2 p.m. There will be a $10 charge at the door, a silent auction and door prizes will be raffled. The money will help pay for Bradley Turner’s living expenses once he is able have the lung transplant.