Massena teen whose arm was severed and his family to benefit from May 2 spaghetti dinner at Elks
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:31 am

MASSENA -- The Elks Lodge on Bowers Street is holding a spaghetti dinner on May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., with all proceeds aiding Brett Bouchard and his family with medical bills and travel expenses to and from Boston, where he is hospitalized.

Bouchard, 17, had his right arm severed at the elbow in an accident while he cleaned a pasta-making machine at Violi's Restaurant, where he is employed, on April 24.

It has been reattached, but he will require more operations and years of physical therapy, the Bouchard family says.

The meal is $10 per plate. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction, to which local businesses have donated items.

Mark Martin, Bouchard's stepfather, said in a Monday phone interview that he is grateful for all of the local support.

"Thank you very much. Every little bit helps and I hope to see you all here Friday," he said.