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Professional drivers fundraise to protect Montana toddler

By Faith Smith, KECI Reporter, fcronin@keci.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:12:53 AM MDT
Updated On: Mar 03 2013 08:42:30 PM MST
Professional drivers fundraise to protect Montana toddler
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Last week NBC Montana told you about a Montana high school students’ fight to protect his toddler after the child's mother and her boyfriend allegedly beat the little boy.

After spending five days recovering from his injuries in a Seattle hospital two-year-old Mason Evans was released to his father Dylan Evans who lives in St. Ignatius. 

Now a variety of fundraisers are popping up to help the Evans family pay for uncovered medical bills and lawyer fees. 

Sunday morning professional semi-truck drivers from around the nation gathered to raise money for little Mason. 

In Williston North Dakota 28 professional drivers drove a 75-mile fundraising loop and collected over $2,000 for little Mason; they called it the “Convoy for Mason.” 

Event organizer Arne Wilber says he wanted to help the Evans family through this tough time and he says he knew getting other professional drivers involved would be the best way to raise funds.

“These drivers believe highly in the same thing I do and Dylan and everybody involved in this situation,” said Wilber.  “That baby needs to be safe and that's my bottom line.”

The professional drivers will be holding another fundraiser this upcoming Wednesday with all proceeds going to little Mason.

The Evan’s family is accepting donations to help with Mason’s bills.  If you would like to help you can do so by contacting Valley Bank of Ronan; just let them know you would like to donate to the ‘Mason Evans’ fund.