Support for Lee

For: Lee and Elizabeth Allen
Organizer: Nicole Jeffers
$3,285
of $20,000 goal
16% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Lee Allen, left his home February 18, expecting to return home three weeks later.  As a truck driver, he was accustomed to spending time on the road in order to provide for his family. What Lee, his wife, and the rest of his family never expected, was that they would see him the very next day after being injured in a major multi car pile up in Pennsylvania.  Lee was trapped inside his semi for 90 minutes before being rescued.  The following day he was air lifted to Massachusetts General Hospital. He suffered a serious spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed from the neck down, and the doctors have said that it is permanent.  Though we all know miracles can happen,  they are trying to accept their "new normal".  Lee is still in the hospital with his wife, Elizabeth, by his side.  Even with insurance,  the medical bills will rack up, not to mention the cost of equipment Lee will need or alterations to make their home more accesible.  This amazing family has so many challenges ahead of them, any amount you can donate will help ease the financial burden allowing them to focus on getting Lee the best care possible and getting him home to his family. 
Lee is a Georgia native and a former US Marine.  Following his time serving our country, Lee worked as a sergeant for the Georgia Depaprtment of Corrections and as a member of the Tactical Squad at Smith State Prison. In 2007 Lee and Elizabeth met while working at the prison.  Several years later they knew they were meant to be together.  Elizabeth was living back in Maine, and Lee left the warm south and moved to Maine to be with her.  Lee and Elizabeth were just married August 17, 2013 and were enjoying being newleyweds.  Their faces radiate love when they are together, and it is easy to see that they are a perfect match.  Elizabeth didn't just find the love if her life, but the most amazing stepfather for her daughter, Ophelia.  Lee also has two children of his own, Devyn and Emma.  

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Nicole Jeffers
Here is a link to the event on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/668257919903681/

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Nicole Jeffers
Lee is now in a rehab facility just outside of Boston.  His spirit and determination continue to amaze his family and friends, and he continues to make progress each day.  There will be a benefit variety show at the Kennebunk Town Hall on April 5th at 7:00 pm.  Admission is $6. Please consider attending, it is sure to be an entertaining night and all proceeds will be going directly to the Allen family. 

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