Nearly $6,000 raised to help support injured Opelika firefighter after severe training accident

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Motorcycle clubs from across the Valley rode for a cause Sunday afternoon.

“He Ain’t Heavy” was put together to help support injured Opelika firefighter, Captain David Davis.

Davis was severely injured March 15.

The ride wrapped up at Buckwild Saloon in Smiths Station where bikers enjoyed concerts until late in the evening.

Davis was able to come out and enjoy the concerts as well. 

The firefighter has undergone several surgeries and skin grafts after suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 30 percent of his body. Davis says he nearly lost his hands.

While he is recovering, he is unable to return to work.

“I’ve spent my whole career trying to help others so of course I’m humbled by the kindness of people trying to help me when I’m down and out and in need. And when I get back on the truck, I’ll be able to help people again and that’s really all I want to do,” says Davis.

The event organizer Alicia McLeod says she never met Davis until Sunday, but wanted to help the first responder out any way she could.

“They are there for us, we at least need to do the same for them and at least say thank you if nothing else, and then come together as a community as a family and help keep somebody living until they are back on their feet and can help themselves. They do that for us, everyday without question and they love it,” says McLeod.

Nearly $6,000 was raised.

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