Eisenhower High School students raising money for family of teacher who died in crash
Six Eisenhower High School students are raising money for their teacher who died in a car crash on Sunday.
"Always cheerful, always upbeat."
"She welcomed everyone."
“She kind of was like a second mom to all of us.
That is how Adrienne Deal was seen through the eyes of her student's 9th-grade biology students at Eisenhower High school in Goddard.
Deal and her under one-year-old infant were killed Sunday night in a wreck in Kiowa county. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. The KHP says a Kia Soul was parked in the eastbound lane with its lights off, possibly disabled, when an eastbound semi collided with the rear of the Kia.
The news of her death spread quickly to her students. “It's just like a lot of shock and disbelief," said Tyler Huneycutt. "We didn't think it was real" added Kinsley Hawkins.
After the initial shock of what happened passed, these students decided they wanted to try to help the deal’s family.
Lainey Smith told Kake that the students“kind of immediately wanted to raise money.”
The group of six students launched a GoFundMe to cover the funeral expenses.
The response they have gotten has completely surpassed any expectation the six had for it. The GoFundMe has received donations from students, teachers, and Goddard community members.
“I think it's amazing that we've raised like $7,000 in 24 hours," Jonah Hudson told KAKE. Smith adding “We're all just kind of happy that so many people like paying for it and decided to help.
The six hope this will ease the burden on Deal's family. Their goal is to raise $10,000 to fully cover the funeral.