Fundraiser underway for young Lashburn individual

A fundraiser on the GoFundMe platform for a young Lashburn individual has already reached its goal.

The fundraiser was been created for Kieran Highton of Lashburn, who was critically injured in an automobile accident on Nov. 13 and airlifted to Edmonton. He is the oldest son of Greg Highton and Dawn Hemsley.

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Doctors have been monitoring his brain for bleeding and severe head trauma.

The goal is to help the family with financial support as they spend time in Edmonton by his side. The fundraiser is found at this link:

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-highton-and-hemsley-family?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=unknown&utm_campaign=comms_p8bh+support-for-the-highton-and-hemsley-family

A fundraising goal of $5,000 was set and it was reached within 24 hours. As of Monday morning they had raised $7,050 from 73 donations.

The good news is Kieran’s condition has improved; word is he has been moved out of the ICU and is making progress every day.

According to the latest update posted on Nov. 20: “Kierran had an all right night. Woke up this morning and had breakfast with his mom. Physio came in and helped him up and got him walking with a assist. He walked quite a ways. It’s a good step forward for the young fella. His memory is still groggy at times and good at others. He continues to get stronger each day. Good baby steps forward.”

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