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Benefit for Merle Radke Saturday, October 21

It's a chore that's been done thousands of times, and no one would think twice of danger.

But in one traumatic moment on July 26, 2023, Merle Radke's quality of life changed for the worse.

While repairing a lawnmower, the engine suddenly ignited in flames, burning Radke severely with burns on his face, chest, arms and hands.

His son, Marc, explained what happened that day.

"We were working on it,...