Marblehead Lions host pancake benefit for ‘Buzz’ Webster

BY JANE DANCHISEN PITTMAN

COACH Daniel Webster’s boys, Noah, D.J and Jonah Webster, are eager to have their father home again.

The Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 18 to benefit local resident Daniel “Buzz” Webster, known to many in the community as The Stonecrushers Pee Wee League football coach.

The Pancake Breakfast Benefit will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Stanley Jadwisiak VFW Post 7572 in Marblehead. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Three and under are free. For more information, contact Lions Club officials Shelley Seamon (419-341-6904) or Heidi Gast, hgast812@gmail.com.

Webster, 36, has been critically ill since February and is fighting to be back home with his boys, D.J., 15; Noah, 10; and Jonah, 6. Current and past Stonecrushers coaches and their wives have been a big part of Coach Webster’s recovery process, visiting him in the hospital and talking football. The coaches and wives were the backbone of Webster’s first benefit, along with the owners and staff of The Galley Restaurant and Freighter’s Lounge in Marblehead.

“It’s important for residents of Ottawa County to know Daniel is one of our own and proceeds from the breakfast will help pay his medical expenses,” said Seamon, co-chairman of the Lions Club benefit.

Webster is the son of Karen Minton and Max Webster and grandson of Glen and Judy Minton. His children are fourth-generation students at Danbury Local Schools.

Webster’s medical journey began at Firelands Regional Medical Center, said Minton, and continued at OSU Medical Center. Now he is making progress closer to home at Specialty Hospital of Lorain.

“We are so thankful for the community we live in and feel like we have never been alone. We get calls every day asking what we need,” said Minton. “We are forever grateful and our hearts are so full of love for this community.

“We are grateful to Danbury Local Schools for loving our children while we are fighting the fight,” she said. “We are thankful for everyone’s prayers and knowing God is helping Daniel through this.”

The family also thanked Pastor Harry and his wife, Dawna, and their church family at Erie Shores Assembly of God Church for their support and prayers.

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