Jordan Lake coming home Friday; several fundraisers planned

November 7, 2013
Jordan Lake is helped during Garrett's funeral Tuesday.

Jordan Lake is helped during Garrett’s funeral Tuesday.

Jordan Lake, the Branch Township teen injured in a fatal car crash two weeks ago, is coming home, her mother reports. Jennifer Lake posted on the Faith, Hope, and Strength for the Lake Family Facebook page that Jordan has received the OK from her doctors and case workers to come home. The 16-year-old Mason County Eastern senior was in attendance of her 11-year-old brother Garrett’s funeral earlier this week but she arrived by ambulance.

“She has also been given the OK to return to school for half days, which is all she really has anyway,” Jennifer posted. “It’s been a very long and hard two weeks, but we have gotten this far. And, Jordan has done amazing while here. We still have a long road ahead but she can do it.”

Jordan was  injured the morning of Oct. 25 when the Chevy Blazer she was driving apparently hit black ice on East U.S. 10 near Maple Road in Branch Township. Garrett was pronounced dead at the scene. Their 13-year-old sister, McKenna, was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital where she was treated and released. Jordan was flown by Aeromed helicopter ambulance to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where she underwent surgery to her back.

In the meantime, several organizations have planned fundraisers for the family. Officially,the Lake Family Benefit Fund has been set up at West Shore Bank and on PayPal. Deposits can be made at any West Shore Bank branch or by going through PayPal.

Here is a list of the fundraisers that we are aware of:

– Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 9 a.m.: McPhail Field, softball tournament. Three girl minimum, $100 fee. Running bases backwards. Call Jimmy at 231-233-1863 for more information. There will also be a baked goods sale.

– Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Pizza Barn Plus of Scottville, Saturday, Nov. 9: In conjunction with the softball tournament, Pizza Barn Plus will donate 20% of all sales between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to the Lake Family Benefit Fund.

– Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.: Yard sale, at 5754 W. Decker Road. Sponsored by Oakview Medical Center employees. Accepting yard sale items through 3 p.m. Friday. Drop off items at black trailer in Oakview Sutter Living Center parking lot. Large items can be dropped off at location of sale with arrangements. Call 231-690-4507 or 231-757-3881.

– Monday, Nov. 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ludington Pizza Hut.

– Thursday, Nov. 14: 3 to 6 p.m.: Johnny’s Skate Center Birthday Celebration benefit skate. Donations will be taken at the door for admission. All donations will go to the Lake family.

We will post additions to this listing if they became available.


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