Mack Rogers was the winner of the blue quilt made by the sewing friend of Wanda’s Creation after tickets were on sale for the past three weeks to raise funds for Riley Pitts, who was severely injured in an ATV accident where she sustained traumatic brain injury. The seven-year-old spent a month at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital before being transferred earlier this week to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.
Riley’s sister, Taylor Pitts, drew Rogers’ name where Wanda Boyd, who spearheaded the quilt fundraiser said that Riley has touched so many lives since her October 5 accident.
“Life is about children,” Boyd shared during the drawing. “When my daughter was born, my Grandmother told me a baby is God’s opinion that the world should go one. Little babies are angels we look over and sometimes, I think they are here to lead and guide us.”
Boyd said that “a lot of tickets” were sold and donations were given that people didn’t want a ticket; they just wanted to make a contribution to Riley’s medical expenses. A total of $4,565 was raised.
Boyd delivered the quilt to Rogers at his farm in Taft, who in turn donated the quilt to the auction and fundraiser held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. She said his actions proved “there are angels among us.”
Riley is the daughter of Carrie and Martin Hatton and Ben and Mallory Pitts.