Lakin teen injured in accident night before graduation

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

List of Fundraisers in Lakin

  • Lakin High School students and Lakin Grade School students are donating to the "Penny War." They're collecting as many pennies for the next 5 days that remain in the school year.
  • USD 215 employees are donating a minimum of $1 per day to the "Jeans for Joe" fundraiser. They're allowed to wear jeans with a donation to the fund.
  • Friends are organizing a bake sale in Lakin.  They're selling homeade cinnamom rolls.
  • Local Fire Department is raising money.
  • Several local establishments have donation jars for Joe at the check out counter.

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LAKIN, Kan.-- A Lakin teen was involved in a rollover accident, the night before his high school graduation.

Joe Seeger-Guebara, 18, was airlifted to Via Christi St. Francis and remains in the surgical ICU.

The accident happened on River Road, three miles west of the town of Lakin in Kearney County, around 10 p.m. on Saturday.

"Something we didn't expect to happen. It's very tragic. [It was the] night before his big day to walk and get his diploma," said Jason Seeger, brother.

The 18-year-old is a volunteer firefighter for the Lakin Fire Department. He plans to attend Garden City Community College to pursue a fire science degree.

Lakin High School Principal Chuck Mahon said the teen's classmates and teachers have sent cards and messages to the teen. Local establishments have also placed donation jars to collect money for the teen's medical expenses.

A list of fundraisers is listed on the right side of the story.

A GoFundMe page has been created. You can donate by clicking here.

A fund has also been created at the Kearny County Bank.

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