On June 16th, 2019, Mattawan native  Jadyn Kequom met with an unfortunate accident. As the Kalamazoo Christian Junior was driving in a wooded area, a large tree fell on her car, the impact of which broke nearly every bone in her face.

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She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent a 9-hour operation that ultimately saved her life, but her family and friends know this is just the beginning of a long and painful journey to full recovery.

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A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help offset medical expenses, as well as help the family stay afloat while Jadyn's mother takes a leave of absence from her job to take care of Jadyn full time. Plus, a tee shirt fundraiser has been established with the same goals in mind. The shirts come in a variety of colors (exclusively picked by Jadyn) and feature a logo with a dancer in the middle of a heartbeat and the hashtag #jadynstrong. Shirts are $25 and are available here.

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However you can help 16-year-old Jadyn during her time of recovery is much appreciated. If everyone gives a little, her family will have a lot of support to get them through this difficult time.