LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – UPS driver Gabe Manning, who has ties to La Follette, was in a horrible wreck earlier this month in Knoxville.

Gabe is the brother-in-law of La Follette Medical Center’s Chris Mathews, Rehab Therapy Director.  Chris’s wife is Gabe’s twin sister. 

“We are helping out Medic and Gabe and family by sponsoring a replacement blood drive Monday, July 31, at the La Follette Clinic parking lot next to the hospital.  Gabe is progressing but has a whole new life ahead,” said Bess Stout with LMC. 

During Gabe’s life saving treatment, he received more than 140 pints of blood and more than 80 plasma.  

Medic and Gabe need replacement blood.  “Let’s show them that La Follette cares. Spread the word, and give the gift of life,” said Stout. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/31/2023-6AM)