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Bite me: Shelburne County fisherman raises $5,985 for father battling rare cancer

Cape Sable Island fisherman Todd Newell let a  lobster clamp down on his hand to raise money for a father battling a rare form of cancer.
Cape Sable Island fisherman Todd Newell let a lobster clamp down on his hand to raise money for a father battling a rare form of cancer. - Contributed

SHELBURNE COUNTY, N.S. – Cape Sable Island fisherman Todd Newell grimaced in pain on the way in from a lobster fishing trip on Feb. 15.

That’ll happen when a lobster clamps down on the side of your hand.

And it wasn’t accidental, it was intentional.

The Cape Sable Island fishermen let a lobster bite him, so to speak, to raise money for a father from the region who is battling a rare form of cancer.

Newell, the fisherman who started the Live Well Challenge – which has gone on to see over $850,000 pledged and donated to various causes and charities – threw together another fundraiser to help Jordan Morgan. The treatment Morgan requires to fight his cancer is both expensive and not covered by the province’s health plan.

So Newell asked for donations of $20, to raise money to help Morgan. As a reward for supporting this fundraiser – and even a bit of payback for those who have jumped and dived into freezing cold water through the Live Well Challenge – Newell said he would let a lobster clamp down on his hand.

Newell raised a total of $5,985 for the cause.

NOTE: YOU CAN SEE VIDEOS FROM THE LIVEWELL CHALLENGE ON THE CHALLENGE'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

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