73-year-old Indiana farmer back to work after losing legs in com

73-year-old Indiana farmer back to work after losing legs in combine accident

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On Oct. 22, 2018, 72-year-old Lloyd Hayden was out cutting weeds in an Indiana cornfield when he was by another combine, getting both his legs trapped. 

"His son, Boone Hayden, and other farm employees were with him on the scene and took immediate measures to put him in the best condition to survive this accident," his GoFundMe page said. "Boone and Jeremy used their own belts as tourniquets until help arrived, likely saving his life."

After life-saving procedures and several surgeries, including getting both legs amputated at the knees, Lloyd Hayden lived. 

Less than one year later, Lloyd Hayden is already back to work. He stills climbs into his combine on his own power and gets ready for the harvest, something he has always tried to be around for at the family farm he grew up on. 

"Some people retire and quit, go to Florida, whatever they want to do," Hayden told Fox59. "I’d rather do this.”

And no matter what, he wants to do things on his own for as long as he can. 

"They got things they’ll put on your pick up truck to lift you up, put you in the combine or tractor or stuff like that," he said. "I don't think I'm ready for that yet. As long as I can do it on my own, I’d rather do it that way.”

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