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Softball tournament benefits Laurel police officer

Swingin' 4 a Sight softball tournament. Photo by Daniel Brown. Swingin' 4 a Sight softball tournament. Photo by Daniel Brown.
SANDERSVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

A simple fix for blurred vision for most of us is to pop in some contacts or put on your glasses. In the case of Laurel police officer Adam Cochran, things are a little more dire.

Saturday's Swingin' 4 a Sight benefit softball tournament in Sandersville will help offset the costs for Cochran and his family to fly to Canada for his eye surgery to correct the cornea disease Keratoconus.

The procedure isn't approved by the FDA so Cochran is forced to travel north of the border to receive treatment.

He said with the support from tournament organizer Kelly Parker and participants all over the state, the impact on his life is beyond meaningful.

"I can't stand here and tell you how I feel because I can't come up with the words to describe how grateful my family and I are to see the support. These people could be sitting in their living room watching TV in their recliners in the air conditioning. Yet, they chose to come out here in this heat and do this for me and my family," Cochran said. "I just can't find the words other than thank you and that seems like it's not even enough."

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