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Donation drive underway for Seneca teen hurt in head-on crash

Posted by wlpo on December 18, 2014

It’s a parents worse nightmare. Getting a call that your son or daughter has been involved in a crash.

That call for one family came the morning of August 28th when 16-year-old Katelynn Ortiz of Seneca hit a semi head on while on her way to school. She was flown to a Downers Grove Hospital and 13 surgeries later is now at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

She cannot eat, walk or talk on her own. Relatives say Ortiz could come home to Seneca early next year but will have to make frequent trips for therapy to Chicago and the family home needs handicap modifications.

To help with the costs, a fund for Katelynn has been set up at gofundme.com. Donations will be used to buy a wheelchair-accessible van and a wheelchair ramp for her home. Any money leftover will be used to help towards medical costs.

You can donate here http://www.gofundme.com/BringKatelynnHome

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