Benefit held for Shelby County Judge Harbison

Relatives and friends of Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison held a BBQ Benefit for her from 11am to 1pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Raymond Motor Co. in Center. The benefit was to help with medical expenses due to a brain bleed and an aneurysm leading to an extensive stay in the hospital. Judge Harbison has been a dedicated public servant of Shelby County since 2001. She was County Clerk for 14 years and has been County Judge since 2015.

On April 1, Judge Harbison had a seizure. She was transported to Tyler by helicopter, and the doctors found a brain bleed. She stayed at Christus Mother Frances in Tyler from April 1 to April 15, with most of her hospital stay being spent in ICU. She returned home and was making good progress when she had another seizure in April 26. She was again transported by helicopter to Tyler and the doctors discovered an aneurysm.

Because of the size and type of aneurysm, the doctors transferred Judge Harbison to UT Southwestern in Dallas on April 27. On April 28 the doctors were able to repair the aneurysm by placing a pipeline in her brain. As of now, she is making steady progress. She is still now in Tyler during the week doing rehab and is able to come home on weekends.

Judging by the lunches sold, both by pre-order and by “walk in,” the lunches generated a good amount of income. This was supplemented by baked goods sold, lemonade sold by Judge Harbison’s young grandsons and other relatives, and the raffle which was very successful. Judge Harbison and her family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.