CALL FOR HELP: 13-Year Old Girl Hit In Burien Crosswalk Needs Donations


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Funds are being raised to help Whitney Sellers, 13, who was hit in a crosswalk in Burien on Aug. 7th (read our report here), and is suffering from major injuries including a fractured hip and pelvis, broken jaw and knee, along with numerous cuts and scrapes.

To donate online, click here, then click on the “Donate” button on the right side of the website.

Whitney, who attends Burien’s Sylvester Middle School, was struck by a pickup truck when she was in a crosswalk at the intersection of SW 154th and Ambaum Blvd. SW.

According to a website set up to help Whitney, she will also have to learn to walk again, and can’t even begin that process for 6-8 weeks.

The fundraising effort is being lead by members of the Rotary Club of Tukwila, with the goal of helping Whitney’s Mom, Jennifer Shields, meet medical expenses.

“It appears that some medical will be covered but the battle is just beginning and her mother, Jenny, will be at home with her for a long time,” reads the site.

Whitney’s grandfather, Bill Shields, adds:

A great deal of support and therapy will certainly be needed to help Whitney recover, both mentally and physically, so a friend of Jenny’s who works for the Rotary has coordinated with Key Bank to set up a fund for donations (details below). This is a ‘silent receipt’ fund but just know that anything you can help with will be a blessing and hopefully mitigate at least some stress.

There are three ways you can donate/contribute to Whitney’s account:

1. Click on the “Donate” button on the right side of the website for credit card or direct bank payment via Paypal.

2. Go into any Key Bank Branch and the tellers can look up the account by the name.

3. If you can’t make it to a branch or live out of state, you can send a check made out to the “Whitney Sellers Recovery Fund” to the Seattle Key Bank branch at the following address:

Whitney Sellers Recovery Fund
c/o Key Bank
2500 1st Ave
Seattle,WA 98121

God bless you all for your thoughts and prayers and please spread the word if you are comfortable with that. Thank you!!

There is also a Facebook Page which you can “Like” and comment on.

Everyone at The B-Town Blog sends their most positive thoughts of healing to Whitney, and we vow to do whatever else we can to help.

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