Berwyn nonprofit sends love, support to Glenbard East student injured in fire pit explosion
By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
BERWYN – The Berwyn-based nonprofit organization For the Love of Lee hosted a fundraiser July 21 for Autumn Hamilton, the 16-year-old Glenbard East High School student who was severely injured in a bonfire accident April 28 at a home in Glendale Heights.
The Autumn Summerfest benefit concert featured a DJ, raffle, split the pot and several bands at St. Leonard Catholic Church in Berwyn.
All of the proceeds benefited For the Love of Lee, which will donate the funds to Hamilton’s family.
Hamilton sustained second- and third-degree burns to almost half of her body, including her torso and face, in the accident that also injured 11 others. She was the most seriously injured and had been on life support in a medically induced coma at Loyola Medicine’s Burn Center for nearly two months, but she is now conscious and continues to make progress on her long road to recovery, according to her CaringBridge web page.
Hamilton and her family are now at a Shriners hospital in Galveston, Texas, for rehabilitation, and they are expected to be there for about 90 days, according to the page.