KENNESAW, Ga. - A community came together Saturday to support one of their own.
Blackwell Elementary School hosted a fundraiser for Jennifer Lane. She is the Kennesaw woman who was walking in the snow with her family when a tree limb hit her on the head and back. The mother of three is now paralyzed from the waist down.
Students, faculty, friends, and even strangers gathered together to raise money and eat donuts in support of Lane.
“We wanted to rally around family and help them with medical expenses and show them that we care about them,” said Karen Wacker, Assistant Principal at Blackwell Elementary School.
Students, faculty, the community, even Santa gathered Saturday at Blackwell Elementary School to sell donuts and raise money for the mom of three.
“Just bring a little smile to family in wake of all tragedy they’re going through right now,” said Wacker.
Last Saturday, Lane was walking with her family in their Kennesaw neighborhood, enjoying the freshly fallen snow, when she was struck by the tree limb.
“Could have been me. Could have been next door neighbor. I think that’s why it touches people because it could have been anyone of us,” said Wacker.
Wacker said all of the proceeds will be donated to Lane's family.
“Every last penny will go to Jenny's family,” said Wacker.
Anyone who would like to help can donate to her GoFundMe account: https://www.gofundme.com/loveforjenlane