BOISE -- Family and friends held a benefit on Thursday night at Dirty Little Roddy's in Boise for an injured Idaho soldier.

First Lieutenant Micah Andersen, a Boise State graduate, was serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. He was on patrol with his unit when he stepped on a roadside bomb, causing him to lose both legs.

It's been a roller coaster of emotions, said his wife, Linzi Andersen. For the first month, he was on a breathing machine, we couldn't even really communicate. We didn't know if he was going to make it.

Although the military is paying for much of his medical care, the money raised from the benefit will go towards things his family says he will need to live a normal life without his legs.

The event and support from Boise is also raising his spirits while he recovers in Texas.

It's just so special to us to know that people want to help us and support us, and are encouraging Micah on his journey because I know back in San Antonio, that's what's getting him through, said Linzi Andersen.

All money from the cover charge, beverage sales and raffle tickets went to the Andersen family.

If you didn't get a chance to come out but want to help, there is golf tournament benefit this Saturday at Indian Lakes Golf Course.

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