MESA COUNTY, Colo. - A family in Fruita is mourning the loss of their father, Jason Blasdel. He left behind a wife and two daughters, and there's a way you can help the family through this tragic time.
Just a few days ago, Blasdel died in the hospital after he was injured riding a bull. To carry on his spirit, and help his family, many local people rallied together at the Western Slope Cattleman's Livestock Auction to sell cows and pigs.
They raised thousands of dollars, and that money will go to the family. "We're here representing the lifestyle, the love, the heart, that Jason put into this sport of rodeo, put into his family, put into his community... He raised two of the most beautiful girls, brilliant, just brilliant, I can't imagine the heart and the mind that goes through these little girls, it's everyday a reminder of Jason," said Tony Mendes, Blasdel's brother-in-law.
If you were not at the livestock auction, you can still help the Blasdels. There's a silent auction happening until Saturday with a variety of items to bid on, ranging from guitars with lessons to sculptures.
They will also have a lottery drawing for a car, and the winner will be announced Saturday night! That's when everything will wrap up, along with some goat roping that starts at 6 p.m. To find out more, visit http://www.wscattlemens.com/.