I am writing in regards to a story that appeared in the Nov. 25 newspaper, “A Hunt Like No Other ….”

Jeff Molloy of Palermo was the victim of a tragic accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down, and yet he refused to give up doing what he loved to do, hunt deer.

As I read this article, I was moved by the determination that Jeff had not to let the hand that was dealt to him keep him from doing what he loved to do. The steps that Jeff took to accomplish his goal were awe-inspiring. To go back to school and get a degree in computer-aided drafting so that he could design a shooting system he could use speaks volumes about his work ethic.

As I read on, I felt as if I were in the blind with Jeff and his friends and felt just as anxious as they did as time was winding down, and the buck came into sight. When Jeff put the cross hairs on the buck with only a minute to spare and then blew the breath that fired the gun, felling the buck, I cheered as well!

What a great story. I could feel the excitement of everyone involved, especially Jeff.

Jeff Molloy is a true inspiration to everyone. I have told my children through the years that there is nothing they cannot accomplish if they put their minds to it. He is living proof of that.

I have thought about this article since then and just had to write. I want to congratulate Jeff on his deer, and from one deer hunter to another, I hope he tags out every year!

Bill Hixon


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