April 23, 2014

Who said that?

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| 4/6/2012

"He stinks."

-- 10-year-old Chandler Beach, owner of Buckshot the pig

Buckshot was raised to be dinner. Or maybe breakfast. Possibly a midnight snack.

The 9-month-old hog, with white-spotted black skin, was walked around a ring at the Suwannee Livestock Fair for bidders to decide which part of him they’d like best. His owner, 10-year-old Chandler Beach, made his intentions clear every day as he fed him, watered him and brushed him to be someone’s next meal.

What Buckshot didn’t know was that every penny from his 255-pound frame would be donated to a boy with cancer.

Chandler, a fourth-grader at Trenton Elementary, decided to donate all the earnings from his pig to Corbin Wiggins, a Trenton teen with four kinds of cancer. Bids for the pig ended March 30 at $106 per pound.

All told, Buckshot's 255 pounds sold for $27,111.

Misty Beach, 34, Chandler's mother, said when he first told her he decided what he'd spend the prize money on, she thought she knew what it would be.

Maybe a BB gun or a new pair of shoes. Maybe a rope for the rodeo.

“I thought it would be something silly,” she said.

Read more at the Gainesville Sun.

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