Teen Lost Leg Helping Others, Now Ferndale Elks is Raising Money to Help Him, Event Aug. 11

Teen Lost Leg Helping Others, Now Ferndale Elks is Raising Money to Help Him, Event Aug. 11

Ferndale, MI-  A fundraiser will help a young man who lost his leg while helping others.  On April 2, 2017 Sean English and his family were on the way to church when they saw a jeep flipped over with six passengers trapped inside. They stopped to help, and their lives were forever changed. On the side of 1-96 a vehicle struck English and another Good Samaritan named Dr. Synthia Ray.  Dr. Ray was killed, and English suffered serious injuries.  His foot was severed in the accident and more of his leg was amputated during surgery. His other leg was badly mangled.

Before the accident, English had been a track runner for U of D Jesuit High School, and he spent the past year recovering and learning how to run again.

Sean’s biggest dream is to go to Purdue University.  He had been expecting a scholarship for track and field, which he no longer has due to his injuries.

The folks at the Ferndale Elks Club are hosting a fundraiser with a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets to raise money for English’s tuition.  The fundraiser takes place Saturday, Aug. 11 beginning at 3pm.  Ferndale Elks Lodge is located at 22856 Woodward Avenue in Downtown Ferndale.

Please contact Michelle Collick at 248-837-9836 or Gretchen Benson at 248-506-2646 with any questions or donations.

For more on Ferndale Elks check out their Facebook Page.


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