Outreach effort underway to aid area resident

LAWRENCEVILLE – Abbe Thomas organized an effort to collect headwear for Katy Daniel, who was seriously injured while putting up a fence for her horse on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016. Thomas is asking the community to show support by donating bandanas, baseball caps, scarves, knitted hats, sun hats, cowboy hats, head wear – anything Katy can use to protect her head while healing. A container to collect the donated items is located at Rob’s Corner Deli, across from the Lawrenceville Post Office. Meredith Lamm made the container for the headwear.

According to information provided by Thomas, Katy suffered being scalped with injuries to her face, ear and a broken collar bone. She spent numerous days at VCU/MCV. There have been many fundraising events to help medical expenses with more to come. The community finished her barn and fence for her horse. The outpouring of prayers and support has been amazing. Those who are supporting the project want Katy and her family to only have to focus on healing.

Thomas said she was touched by Katy’s story and wanted to do something to help.

“Katy has been so strong during the whole time and I know that people will want to help. She has a long road ahead of her and this is one way we can show her we care,” Thomas said. “Let’s collect enough so she has something for everyday and occasion imaginable!”

Thomas said items that are donated that may not fit Katy will be donated to a charity of Katy’s choosing.

Katy lives in Dinwiddie and her parents are Pete and Melissa Daniel. Thomas knew her grandparents the late Sammy and Mary Daniel of Freeman.

Donna Robertson said a container for monetary donations is located on the counter at the cash register. Donations can also be made at www.gofundme.com/23d2hmk

For more information on how to support Katy call Thomas at (434) 594-4681

Featured Photo: Sylvia Allen/Brunswick Times-Gazette

Abbe Thomas, right, is collecting headwear for Katy Daniel who was seriously injured on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016. A container is located at Rob’s Corner Deli in Lawrenceville across from the Lawrenceville Post Office. Donna Robertson gladly let Thomas put the container at the deli and there is also a container for monetary donations located at the cash register.  Donations can also be made to www.gofundme.com/23d2hmk

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