Here's How You Can Help Wyandotte Boy Hit by Train
Friends, family and complete strangers are coming together to help the family of Jacob Marion.
Friends, family and complete strangers are pitching in to raise money to help the family of a 14-year-old Wyandotte boy struck by a train Feb. 28.
Roosevelt High School freshman Jacob Marion was released from Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit on May 9, but has a long road ahead to recover.
Wyandotte Patch will keep a running list of events and other ways to help Jacob and his family with their mounting medical bills. If you know of a fundraiser not mentioned below, email Editor Jason Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob's family is seeking volunteers who are skilled enough to convert a first-floor storage room in their home into a handicap-accessible bathroom. The existing bathroom on the first floor is much too small. Anyone who can help is asked to email email@example.com or call 734-276-9722.
Employees at G.E.M. Sewing in Wyandotte have created "Team Jacob" varsity jacket patches. The patches, which can be sewn onto a jacket, are $12, with half being donated to Jacob's family. The patches can be purchased at G.E.M. Sewing, 2300 Ford Ave.
A trust fund has been established to help with Jacob's mounting medical bills. Donations can be made to the "Team Jacob Marion" fund at any PNC Bank branch. Checks can be made payable to his mother, Monica Marion.
Marketing students at Roosevelt designed T-shirts and are selling them in their school store for $10, with all proceeds going to Jacob's family. More than $13,000 has been raised so far. The shirts say "Team Jacob" on the front and come in all sizes, both youth and adult. Originally available in only light blue, the shirts now come in a choice of blue, red, pink, yellow, green and purple. To place an order, visit The Trading Post during school hours or contact marketing teacher Elissa Cumiskey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-759-5100.
The owners of Top Value Muffler & Brakes, 2105 Dix-Toledo, Lincoln Park, will donate 7 percent of the total bill for any customer who gets work done at the shop and mentions Jacob's name.