Friends and family are rallying around a former Byron High School graduate who was involved in a natural gas line explosion and suffered extensive burns, according to the web site set up on his behalf, www.gofundme/jasonnelson.
Organizers of the site hope to raise $40,000 to help defray medical costs and living expenses for Jason Nelson and his family. As of March 16, $26,811 had been raised. Nelson, a former Byron football player and a 1992 graduate, is a manager in Phoenix, Ariz. for T-Mobile.
"He will do anything to put a smile on someone's face," the web site states.