A benefit cookout in honor of the Tyler Jett, the 7-year-old boy who was mauled by two pit bull mixes, raised $12,000.
Jett has been in the hospital since Tuesday afternoon. That's when he was attacked by two dogs outside his home on Kelly Court in Callaway,
Cissy Combs, who organized the cookout held at the Dam Bait Shop near Deerpoint Lake, was surprised by the huge turnout.
"The support that we're getting from everybody, the outpouring of love is overwhelming," she said. "Ever since then it's been one minute I'm crying from sorrow and the next I'm crying because I'm just so proud of this community, I'm so proud of the love of that these people here have."
Bay County commissioner Guy Tunnell was also in attendance wishing the best to the family.
"The most important thing right now is to focus on the well-being of this little boy and his recovery," he said. "I understand that he's making some really good progress but he's got an awfully long way to go and I would encourage our community to do what it does best and step up and help out."
The money raised by the cookout today will go towards helping the family pay their rent and keep food and other supplies readily available.
According to Cissy, Tyler is still in a coma, but is making steady