OTTUMWA — Mylee Anderson/Sherwood, a 10-year-old Ottumwa resident, was severely injured in a four-wheeling accident in Wyoming. Her family is asking the community for support.
There will be a fundraising drive and silent auction held tonight, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Courtside Bar and Grill. Numerous items donated by members of the community will be put up in the auction, and all proceeds will go to Mylee’s medical care.
Those unable to attend can also donate cash directly to a Facebook fundraiser that can be found on Mylee’s grandmother’s page, under the name Twila J Vega (Jordan). Close to $10,000 have been raised so far. Collection buckets have also been posted at businesses around town, including both north and south side HyVees. Others have been put up in Bloomfield and Chariton.
The accident occurred in late July, when a four-wheeler rolled and fell on Mylee’s neck. Mylee’s grandmother says that without the quick response of the Lander, Wyoming police department, she may not have survived. First responders administered a tracheotomy for more than an hour.
Mylee has since been in and out of a medically-induced coma, but her injuries are severe and will require a long recovery period. Once Mylee is released from the hospital, she will require further care and medical equipment to aid her recovery.