PHOENIX -- He has been called "the man who never quits."
Well-known Valley resident Boyd Smith was born 56 years ago with no arms and only one leg.
Despite his disabilities, Boyd, with the help of prosthetics, went on to become a championship cowboy and calf-roper and a professional landscaper for the Paradise Valley School District.
But late one night earlier this year, Boyd was burned over 90% of his body when the Black Canyon City mobile home that he shared with his wife, stepdaughter, and three young grandchildren went up in flames.
Boyd got his family safely out of the burning trailer but was then overcome by the fire.
Since the devastating blaze, Boyd has been undergoing treatment at the Maricopa County Medical Center where he has had nearly two dozen surgeries.
His loved ones are struggling, so Saturday evening Boyd's family and friends are holding "The Boyd Smith Benefit" at the Horse Lovers Arena on north Tatum Blvd.
There will be a charity rodeo, a raffle and a silent auction.
Boyd Smith Benefit
Horse Lovers Arena on north Tatum Blvd.
Sept. 29, 2012
Arizona Horse Lover's Arena
19224 N Tatum Blvd
Charity rodeo, raffle and a silent auction.
The Boyd Smith Benefit
Team Roping & Silent AuctionDonations can be made at www.boydsmithfund.com
For more information regarding the Team Roping & Silent Auction Benefit for Boyd Smith contact Chad Wilson (602) 390-4130 or Cody Wilson (602) 989-3646 or visit www.doublec-ropings.com