PRICEVILLE, Ala. - It's been less than three weeks since Priceville Assistant Police Chief Ron DeWeese suffered a stroke while on-duty.
He was flown to Huntsville Hospital but the next day, he took a turn for the worse.
Doctors discovered a blood clot in his brain and surgery was performed.
It was a risky procedure but DeWeese not only survived, his rapid improvement led some hospital staff to call him a miracle.
Six days after the initial stroke, he returned home. While he still has a long road ahead of him, the community is coming together to show its support with the Run for Ron on Saturday, October 29th.
DeWeese and his wife Traci, a Morgan County 911 dispatcher, are also running coaches and coordinators of the annual Book'n It for Priceville. The 5k and 10k races are fundraisers for the Linda Duran Public Library.
This year, all proceeds will still go to the library but runners will compete in Ron's honor.
Traci DeWeese says she and Ron have been amazed by the outpouring of community support and offers of help. She says this is one way people can show they care for the man who has spent 28 years protecting and serving the town of Priceville.
Registration is Friday, October 28th from 3pm-7pm at the Priceville Senior Center, 520 Highway 67 S.
Day of registration is also available on-site from 6-7am.
That will be in the large field near the old Priceville Library on Faye Drive.
The 5k will begin at 7:30am. The 10k will start at 8:30am. All participants and spectators are asked to please park in the back parking lot of Food Land or at Veteran's Park.