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Benefits set up for teen shocked in Sharpsville

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SHARPSVILLE, Ohio - Friends and family of a Sharpsville teenager recovering from an electrical shock have set up fundraisers and benefits to help with medical bill payments.

Tyler Luchey, 18, was shocked by a high-tension electrical wire and thrown 30 feet on June 29 while working on a roof at 615 W. Main St.

Luchey was released from the hospital for his initial injury but was hospitalized and released again for a skin infection from the burns that cover 40 percent of his body.

Family members tell 21 News he has movement in his arms and legs and is on the road to a full recovery.

T-shirts containing the idiom "Thumbs Up for Tyler" are being sold at $10 a piece on the "Thumbs Up for Tyler" Facebook page.

When Luchey first started responding after the accident, he gave UPMC doctors a thumbs up indicating he could understand them. The action prompted the Facebook page that gives updates on Luchey's status and upcoming fundraisers.

A cornhole tournament and dinner with all proceeds going to Luchey is set for August 17 in Sharpsville.

Thelma's Sports Nook will host the Tossing for Tyler Cornhole Tournament and benefit dinner from 2 p.m. to midnight. The dinner is 3 to 7 p.m. and the tournament starts at 4 p.m.

More information on t-shirts, the dinner and tournament and Luchey's status can be found on the Thumbs Up for Tyler Facebook page.

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