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The Derby community is rallying behind 2012 graduate Colby Liston, who suffered serious injuries in a weekend traffic accident in Lawrence.
The Lawrence Journal World reported that Liston was pinned between two vehicles in an accident around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. The wreck severed Liston's legs below his knees.
Derby residents have started several fundraisers to help Liston, a former Derby High School football and track star.
The Derby Citizens Recreation Commission has established the Colby Liston Recovery Fund. Donations can be made at Verus Bank locations and at the Derby Recreation Center.
On Thursday, the football team will charter buses to its game at Salina South. The convoy will gather at Panther Stadium in Derby at 4:30 p.m. A $20 donation will allow supporters to travel to the game, with the money going to Liston's recovery and rehab.
Other fundraising efforts are also being developed.
Liston, 18, was a star wide receiver and defensive back for the Panthers, but an ACL injury ended his senior season prematurely. He enrolled at the University of Kansas, and had recently signed a letter to walk on to the Jayhawk track team.