With the flick of a switch from the driver’s seat, the trunk of Rod Hessler’s 2007 Cadillac XLR convertible pops open and the hard-top roof moves out, up and toward the front of the car on mechanized arms before settling on the body.
The first words out of Rod Hessler’s mouth were simple, but they rang remarkably true, considering what he’s been through since February.
Friends and co-workers of Rod Hessler will hold a benefit Friday to help him cover medical costs at a Colorado hospital, where he has been since suffering burns on 40 percent of his body after his auto body shop caught fire on Feb. 28.
While a Billings man recovers in a Colorado burn unit after suffering burns on 40 percent of his body when his auto body shop caught fire in February, friends in Billings are working to raise money to help him cover the treatment costs.
A man who was critically injured Feb. 28 in a fire that destroyed a body shop on Terry Avenue has been upgraded to good condition.