Local News

October 28, 2013

‘An amazing person’

Rocky Face resident seeks to help trainer, friend

Rabecca Miller gets up at 3:30 a.m. at least one Saturday each month to travel to near Birmingham, Ala., for a 7 a.m. women’s conditioning fitness class.

She drives that far for one reason — the trainer, Greg Hasberry.

“He touched my life in so many ways,” said Miller, a Rocky Face resident who is a personal trainer and participates in body building competitions. “I was a binge eater. He transformed me to help me overcome this very unhealthy eating condition.”

Though Hasberry’s business, Elite Fitness and Figure, is in Hoover, Ala., he trains people from the north Georgia and Chattanooga areas as well as from across the nation. He trains people in competitive fitness and does fitness training for the average person interested in being healthy.

Hasberry finished a training session last year and told his clients he felt like he had the flu. Later, in the hospital, he realized he had double kidney failure and would need a kidney transplant.

“About a year ago, I was preparing for a contest,” he said. “I hadn’t competed in six years and I was training to compete again. All of a sudden, I couldn’t move.”

He’s been on dialysis for about a year, and the medical costs continue to climb.

“It was a huge, huge shock to us when we found out this was happening to him,” Miller said. “He’s all about eating healthy, supplements and exercise. He’s a parent to a 14-year-old daughter (Brittney), and he gives back to any community he goes to. He doesn’t just confine himself to Birmingham.”

“He’s an amazing person,” she said. “We need someone to donate a kidney ... I’ve felt this calling to reach out to every person I can to get the word out.”

Hasberry says he is humbled at how his clients have reached out to their local communities to help him.

“There is no way I would continue to be who I am right now if it wasn’t for my clients, friends and competitors who continue to reach out to me every day,” he said. “They’re why my attitude is so positive to keep going.”

Donations are being accepted to help cover the medical costs. They can be sent via PayPal to heartsforhasberry@gmail.com or checks can be mailed to the Greg Hasberry Fund, 601 Lake Heather Reserve, Birmingham, AL 35242.

To see if you qualify to donate a kidney or for more information, visit www.facebook.com/FindAKidneyForGregHasberry.

Text Only
Local News
  • Little library 1 mlh.jpg Little Libraries, big goal

    Whitfield County just received a new library.
    And better yet, 26 more are on the way to the region.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Picture 3.jpg Rock solid

    A great number of things have come and gone since 1974.
    One that hasn’t: a small Dalton school founded by parents wanting a unique learning environment for their children.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vann House Day '14 6 mlh.jpg History comes alive at Vann House

    SPRING PLACE — In the early 1800s, the 1,000-acre plantation belonging to Cherokee Indian leader James Vann was a bustling place.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • Local officials agree with Deal

    Regarding news last week that approximately 30 unaccompanied minors from Central America, who had crossed the southern border into the United States, were sent without warning to Dalton last year and enrolled in Dalton Public Schools, Republican politicians representing portions of Murray and Whitfield Counties agree — state and local school officials deserved to know in advance, they say.

    July 26, 2014

  • Former chamber location 2 mlh.jpg Plan could cut flooding, stormwater damage in Dalton

    On a recent day, McClellan Creek flowed gently through Harlan Godfrey Civitan Park. But some park goers who live near the area say that even a mild rain can turn the creek into a torrent that eats away at their property.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Civil War anniversary: The Battle of Crow Valley, May 9-12, 1864

    The Atlanta Campaign began during the first two weeks of May 1864 in and around Dalton. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s strategy was to target two of his armies, about 80,000 men, against Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee at Dalton. Then, while Johnston’s attention was diverted by these forces, he would secretly send his third army, about 25,000 troops under Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, in a flanking movement to the southwest through Snake Creek Gap. Sherman’s goal was to break Johnston’s railroad supply line some 15 miles south at Resaca and trap Johnston’s Confederates in Dalton.

    July 26, 2014

  • New church being  built mlh.jpg Church construction continues

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Avans.jpg Three arrested in arson plot to claim insurance money

    Three people have been arrested for their role in a fire at a Chatsworth home as part of an insurance scam to collect money, officials said.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Investigation into MFG chemical accident continues

    An investigation is still ongoing after a MFG Chemical employee was injured earlier this month at a plant on Kimberly Park Drive.

    July 25, 2014

  • Judge sets $100,000 bond for Cohutta man accused of incest, molestation

    A Cohutta man charged with incest, aggravated sodomy and child molestation was granted a $100,000 bond over the prosecutor’s objection on Friday.

    July 25, 2014