Community continues to rally behind Dana Papaj – fundraiser set for this month

March 2, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

The community of Grand Island has rallied around and prayed for Dana Papaj ever since the wife, mom and grandmother suffered severe injuries after being hit by a car last summer. Papaj was out walking her dog on East River Road on the Island when she was struck by a pick-up truck driven by Edward Kuebler III. Kuebler took off, leaving Papaj seriously wounded on the side of the road.

Papaj has been recovering ever since. She was in a coma for nearly six weeks, suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

Friends and family continue to support Papaj, who is a beloved member of the community. The staff at Huth Road School, where Papaj worked, have put together a fundraiser for the family. Mark your calendar – everyone is invited.

WHEN: Friday, March 23rd from 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Radisson Hotel, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island

COST: $20 per person.

If you would like to donate a basket for the raffle – you can drop it off at Huth Road School, just be sure it is labeled “Papaj Fundraiser.”

Tickets may be purchased at the door.



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