Community Rallies Together to Help Well Known Frank Ori and Family


Photo courtesy of Carbon County Cares for Frank Facebook page

Well known community member Frank Ori suffered from a stroke early Sunday morning. Ori is a radio host at KUSA The Buzz and is the director of Carbon County Recreation.

KUSA shared the following statement on its Facebook page, which they reposted from Ori’s wife, Kristine:

“My goal for today was to not cry. I’ve already failed miserably when I decided to watch this video that a friend posted,” Kristine shared. “A lot of you know by now that my amazing husband Frank suffered from a stroke yesterday morning and is currently in the hospital. I’m so sorry to let so many of our friends and family know about it this way. Frank is continually trying to lighten someone else’s load and brighten their spirits. Those of you that know him well know this. I know that so many of you are worried and wondering how he is. We are so grateful for your thoughts and concern and your prayers. Our family has truly felt loved this past day. Maybe as you think about Frank today you could find a way to brighten someone else’s day. We love all of our friends and family so much. I honestly don’t have words to express my gratitude to all of you. Thank you all so much.” 

In the wake of the news, community members rallied together to help Ori and his family. Some of the generous gestures being presented include TougHer Gym and Price Winger’s teaming up for a silent auction and benefit night for him. According to the event’s Facebook page, the silent auction will be hosted at TougHer gym and then listed on the page. It also states that donations can be dropped off at the gym.

“We have made arrangements with Winger’s to host the Army/Navy Football game this Saturday at 1 p.m.,” event organizers shared. “They will be donating 15% of their sales to his family to help with whatever expenses they are incurring.”

The Carbon County Royalty program has also made a Facebook page for individuals to show love and support toward Ori by posting memories to the page. This Facebook page can be viewed and joined by searching Carbon County Cares for Frank.

Those that would like to show their support with a monetary donation may do so by donating via a GoFundMe account that has been organized in Frank’s name.

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