Draper Family Support Fund

On September 28, Piper Draper was on a bus with a group of her fifth grade classmates headed to a weeklong educational camp in San Antonio Texas. They were to study marine life and have an opportunity to have a trip on an ocean going research vessel. Piper, who lives in Oklahoma, had only seen the ocean once and barely remembered it. She had pleaded to be allowed to go on the school trip as a “break from her normal life”. Piper’s father Scott had recently suffered a major brain injury in an accident at work that had a devastating effect on the family, both emotionally and financially. Piper was struggling. So her mom let her go. In Lampasas, Texas the bus hit a curve and began to hydroplane. The driver lost control and the bus rolled over three times before coming to a stop against a fence. Glass and blood were everywhere. Children were crying and trying to contact their parents who were six hours away in Oklahoma. Piper was taken to a military hospital at Ft. Hood where she was diagnosed with a broken shoulder, injured knee ligaments, and whiplash. She was fortunate to be able to be discharged the next day, but will need significant follow up medical care. She does not remember the accident. But she is afraid of being in the car and very worried about her friends and teachers.This GoFundMe is to help defray the costs to the Drapers for medical care and counseling, as well as lost income. Scott has been unable to work since his accident, and because of the workers compensation laws on Oklahoma, he is making significantly less than he was. Leslie, who is self employed, has had to take significant time away from her work as well, as Scott’s migraines often leave him unable to drive and he is required to go to many doctor and therapy appointments. Piper too is going to have a slew of appointments relating to the wreck. And finally, Leslie has MS and a slew of other auto immune diseases which require treatment and appointments. She is having to miss some of her own appointments to prioritize her family’s appointments, and suffers daily from exhaustion and pain. This is a family in crisis. They are loathe to ask for help. In fact, they very much prefer to help others. But they have been hit by one heck of a storm. It’s a struggle to keep the lights on and food in the refrigerator. Please consider helping them financially or emotionally, even if it’s just a kind word. Thank you for your time.
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Fundraising team: Fundraiser Team (2)

Jamie Flint 
Organizer
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Norman, OK
Leslie Draper 
Team member
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