Art Auctioned to Benefit Injured Soccer Player

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BIG MONEY: This buffalo painted in under 4 hours by McKayla Brog was actioned off on the Star Valley High School Facebook page to help with medical bills for Ethan Nelson. The $1300 made by the painting went towards other money raised to help Nelson who was injured during a soccer match against Jackson.

A freak May 6th accident on a soccer field in Jackson ended with goalie Ethan Nelson being life flighted to a Pocatello hospital to receive treatment for a depressed skull fracture.

Soon after many community members, both Star Valley and Jackson, came together  to help the Nelson family through this tough time by donating significant funds to a Go Fund Me account. One student and classmate of Nelson’s,  Mckayla Brog, used her artistic talents to help.

In just three class periods,  Brog painted a picture of a Buffalo she donated to auction with all proceeds going to Ethan and his family.

After 48 hours, community member Dezi Haderlie bought the painting for $1,300.

“It was crazy to me when painting to see how fast it came together. I have never had a painting come together so fast. I am just happy I can help and glad I can use my talents to benefit others,” said  Brog.

Nelson has since returned home from the hospital and is making a miraculous recovery.

HORSING AROUND: Brog’s award winning art, like this painting of a horse, earned ribbons the recent art symposium in Casper. 
FACETIME: This portrait is a typical example of Brog’s skill.