Friends Host Fundraiser To Help Injured Teen
Last month, a car crash in Newberry sent three Alachua County teenagers to the hospital. One is still at Shands recovering from his injuries.
On Saturday, friends and family joined each other in raising awareness and raising funds to pay for their medical bills.
"It was just total shock," Donna Sealey said. "It's one of those things where you don't think it will ever happen to you or your family. especially to that extreme."
Sealey is talking about the April 11th car crash that sent her son, 17 year-old Dylan, to Shands with critical injuries.
Dylan's friends and family put together a fundraiser at Alley Gators in Gainesville to help with medical bills.
Dylan's still in the hospital suffering severe injuries, which will require months of rehab.
Two other 17-year-olds Brandon Boothby and Joseph Roig, students at Bucholtz High were also in the car. They were taken to Shands, and have since been released.
The Florida Highway Patrol said they were speeding.
"I hope a lot of kids learn from this mistake," said Mike Hall, a family friend. "You know, speeding is not the best thing or any kind of option or playing around in the car because the car controls you."
Dylan's mother said he is expected to graduate from PK Yonge this year, where he was a starting right fielder for the school's varsity baseball team.
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